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    X-mas warm-up....

    How bad is it gonna be?

    MRG guy talking about some rain around the 25, and more toward's NYE. Ugh.



    Experienced forum members, your thoughts?

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    Hope everyone enjoyed early December! For precip...warm up with a couple of cutter chances. Maybe a couple inches in NVT and the Whites Thursday and a slim chance for a NNE event the 26th but that is about it as far as winter goes. We can hope the GFS north/west bias is on again as it has been for multiple systems this year. The NAM and RGEM have been very good but they only go inside a couple days+ out.

    Long term I'm not exactly digging things the next few weeks but the cold is close by in eastern Canada.
    Rest up for 2017!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin View Post
    Hope everyone enjoyed early December! For precip...warm up with a couple of cutter chances. Maybe a couple inches in NVT and the Whites Thursday and a slim chance for a NNE event the 26th but that is about it as far as winter goes. We can hope the GFS north/west bias is on again as it has been for multiple systems this year. The NAM and RGEM have been very good but they only go inside a couple days+ out.

    Long term I'm not exactly digging things the next few weeks but the cold is close by in eastern Canada.
    Rest up for 2017!
    I expect it will be a warm (not necessarily blowtorch) for the holidays, little natural, but good snowmaking nights. Cold will be advertised for early January by the models 7 days out but won't actually show up till late January, so terrain expansion will be slow and people will have to stay away from the ledge. Then snow and probably some more numbing cold before finally settling in for a rather pleasant final 6 to 8 weeks of the season. In other words a typical northeast season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4aprice View Post
    I expect it will be a warm (not necessarily blowtorch) for the holidays, little natural, but good snowmaking nights. Cold will be advertised for early January by the models 7 days out but won't actually show up till late January, so terrain expansion will be slow and people will have to stay away from the ledge. Then snow and probably some more numbing cold before finally settling in for a rather pleasant final 6 to 8 weeks of the season. In other words a typical northeast season.

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    Sticking with my forecast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4aprice View Post
    I expect it will be a warm (not necessarily blowtorch) for the holidays, little natural, but good snowmaking nights. Cold will be advertised for early January by the models 7 days out but won't actually show up till late January, so terrain expansion will be slow and people will have to stay away from the ledge. Then snow and probably some more numbing cold before finally settling in for a rather pleasant final 6 to 8 weeks of the season. In other words a typical northeast season.

    Alex

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    Still sticking with this forecast.

    Alex

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    Well, things are bulletproof now. Only way skiing can be good with this snow is warm temps and sunshine. 40 degrees and bluebird skies. Keeps the masses entertained and the hills busy.
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    Wow sounds like the refreezing hardened all the good stuff on the trails. That is unfortunate since once snow fall or new manmade covers it this will produce scraped off conditions early in the day for a while unless there is sustained cold.

    The thaw always seems to hit around Xmas into the new year.

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    Northern NH Looks to stay cold with a little snow 2/22 and even some 2/26
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    Something sneaky might be going on...
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    Sneaky good?
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