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The Official 1/8 Storm Discussion Thread

Greg

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Woke up to freezing rain this morning and it's now just getting above freezing. :angry: I hope mountains from the Berkshires north are faring better...

The Intellicast loop is showing snow from southern Mass northward. I hope that's the case.
 

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I was going to go to Butternut this morning, leaving here at 10:00am. I woke up to rain, did errands and discovered my vehicle after sitting for 15 minutes had a sheet of ice on it. The main roads are not slippery, but walkways, parking lots and driveways are. My fir trees in front of my house are weighed down . I kind of think we are having an ice storm where I am.

I looked at the snow / mix / rain line and I am in the mix area. It also looks as if the southern Berks are to.

Here is a shot from my computer room. Normally the limbs on the trees below are 6 feet of the ground, now they are about 1 foot and have ice hanging off.

 

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North of Boston we have about 1" so far. Big, heavy wet flakes.

Hoping for a big hit up Noth, ayup!
 

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As of 1:15 PM, looks like we have approx. 3" of sticky fluff near Nashua, NH. Forecast is for about 6". Roads right now are a mess.

Hopefully the southern and central NH ski areas are getting the same.

I'm bummed, though; I have other stuff going on so I can't get out tomorrow. :(
 

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pepperdawg said:
Hmmmm...looks like Mt Slow may come out of this OK - May need to take a little road trip tommorrrow.... :D

anyone gonna be around?

No can do :( Maybe Monday)
 

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It's coming down hard right now in the Mad River Valley. It's the thickest snowfall I've seen all year. About three inches on the ground so far today. I have no idea how long it will keep coming like this, but I've got to think we're getting an inch and hour at the moment, so even a couple more hours would be great. Based on past experiences, Sugarbush and MRG are probably getting valley + 50%.

I'll tell you, it's sure improving my mood.
 

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Skiied Okemo yesterday 1/7. They got about 6-8 inches from the 1/6 storm and were blowing a lot of snow . Conditions were scratchy on all the bumps, and no glades were open, but the main trails had good crud on the sides up until closing.
 

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Anyone know how the Catskills faired? Plattekill was calling for snow but the weather line looked more like sleet. Not a good year for Pkill (so far).
 

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Skied nearly 10" of fresh fluff in Central, MA today. Ok, maybe only 7 or 8, but hey, I was using the Killington Ruler. We actually had bumps developing at Pine Ridge in Barre. :)
 
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Freezing NCP down here 3/4 of an inch on top of 4 inches of snow...skied "K" yesterday(1.7.05 fri). conditions were super.
bumped up nice and every trail that was open had carveable snow on it.
or else it was the Atomic Metron B-5 skis(thoes suckers hold like glue) :wink:
 

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Any word on how Jiminy fared today? It looks like they were in the snow area all day. I guess I'll have to go check it out tomorrow... ;)
 

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Hit Mt Snow today - probalby best day of the season so far for me(kinda sad when the best day is at Mt Snow in Jan after 2 back to back 6" storms :-? )

Weather was great, crowds were there, but managable (barely)...although I kept waiting for everyone to go home, but there were still lines at 3:15 when I gave it up.

Snow was nice and light, very dry pow :D . Typical Mt Snow - most trails were mowed down, but stashes were easily found. Best runs of the day were on less than open trails. (only ducked 2 ropes late in the day on Uncles and one of the ledge/lodge upper/middle type trails not sure of exact name.) Overall most trails were soft, with nice fluff on the sides.

Guns were blowingin certain spots, I guess getting ready to compensate for the warm up mid week ahead of the holiday weekend.
 
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