That being said, it's fun to try! And any snow fan who has spent time in Aspen during the month of October 2019 can't help but get excited! Aspen saw over three feet of snowfall during October, with 25 inches falling in its final week. The Upper Colorado River Basin — of which Aspen is a part — currently has 248% of average snowpack. All signs point to a great winter, right?! Well, the clear answer is… maybe. "October snowfall has about zero correlation with the snowfall over the rest of the season across the entire state of Colorado," says Gratz. "So, this early-season snow is great to see, and we hope it continues, but we can't use October snow as a sign that the season will be super snowy or super dry."
But, if one is an adherent to the legendary Farmer's Almanac, the winter of 2019-2020 could be great! In fact, the long-running weather-predictor is calling this winter a potential "polar coaster" because this winter will be filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer. The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a snowy winter all across the country, but particularly in the eastern third of the country. But the Rockies will get a taste. In fact, the predictors are looking at the next big storm coming to the Rockies mid-November. From November 16th - 19th, "A fast-moving storm from Washington crosses northern Rockies, providing heavy snow. Cold air follows."