Time to fire up the snow guns

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The good news and the bad news are kind of the same thing this weekend: Good news- It's gonna be really cold...perfect for snowmaking. Bad news- It's gonna be really cold.

How cold? Below zero to start on Saturday for sure.

In any other pattern I might skip skiing in these kind of temperatures, but I actually think it's going to quickly improve conditions by allowing the first 72 hour snow blowing window in a while.

 For now the atmospheric blowtorch is on time out in the corner.  

Another positive is that with high pressure building in from the west, I expect a good amount of sunshine over the weekend, particularly on Sunday.

All else being equal, I'd recommend Sunday over Saturday. A bit warmer and less windy.

Things are quiet after that until mid next week when our next storm approaches. Like old George Washington, I cannot tell a lie (on purpose): It probably starts as rain with some back end accumulating snow.  

Beyond that I see some encouraging signs for spring skiing: things trough out, lows start developing and the blowtorch isn't around. Too early to make any promises but March 10th-14th could be beneficial to our Loaf cause.   

Until then, rock on.

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