warming temps and rain showers overnight saturated the snow once again, but quickly turned back to snow by 1030am. still, warm winds kicked in late night like a hairdryer on a snowball. lost some natural early this am. again, not really a big deal or surprise for early season. another few inches on the hill, maybe.
heard of poss NE late week/early nxt...??? could use a couple of those, fingers crossed.
18-24" in bc right now on ridgelines. still holding...
storm came in heavier than expected but still delivered 5-8+" of mashed potatoes evenly across region before turning to some sleet and freezing rain, even at 3800' this morning on mansfield. some fog too, winds turned by 10 am and are now blowing colder out of the N. could collect another inch or so, otherwise clearing tonight. sunny, cold tomorrow should lock more stuff in place. was able to slip into the woods today inbounds.
looks like we'll continue to walk the tightrope for a while w/ marginal temps and snow and/or rain showers continuing nxt wk.
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 pm Posts: 375 Location: Jay Peak, VT
A great weekend way up North! Bitter cold on saturday... sticky fresh snow... 8-12in depending on the area. Great conditions on sunday. Season is now definately on! Streams are not closed in yet... but should be by next snowstorm... Conditions were so good inbounds that even if we brought all our gear, we stayed at the resort to enjoy a totally uncrowded Jay Peak on Sunday.
There was a very light crust in the middle of the new snow... hardly noticable on skis... so nothing to bother with on a board!
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:59 am Posts: 550 Location: Stowe, VT
The rain did a significant amount of damage to the snowpack on Mansfield today. I was only inbounds, but it was significant. Looks like we may have to wait a few more weeks before the out-of-bounds isn't a bit dodgy...
4-6" new overnight as of 8am on mansfield, w/ bonding to old snow surface much better than expected. rode mostly inbounds, as the staunch ice crust from the recent rain event is still evident underneath. anyway, great turns. no complaints.
upcoming fri AND sun/mon storms look GOOD. keep em coming..
I'm hoping...something will be rideable sunday?
Any thoughts on Camel's hump?
yep and yep. may be into poking around as long as expected precip comes in on fri. sunday works for me. drop me a pm.