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  1. 1 hour ago, PhineasC said:

    That very fresh snow just hits different, man. :)  
     

    We hit the Black Forest glade today. Kids crushed it. 

    Glad you enjoyed! It's such a great intro to glades. 

    My kids have been doing John Graves glade on West Mountain. They're getting better than me lol


  2. 57 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    Yep, nice little refresher here too. Everything is sparkling white again. 

    Looks like the next couple days are clear, but you never know around here. Snow can appear at any time!

    Wait had your snow changed color since falling the day before yesterday??? :)

    I'm skeptical of clear weather for the next 2 days with "brisk" NW wind. That's always a red flag in the forecast...

     

     


  3. 16 minutes ago, Skivt2 said:

    It is not just snowing often in VT.  Occasionally it is not snowing but most of the time it is.  Once you have this much snow it’s nice to just have it constantly snowing. Lol

    Agree. Once you get to this point I don’t even really care HOW MUCH is falling, nearly as much as the simple fact that it’s falling 


  4. 4 minutes ago, J.Spin said:

    Don’t most sites in NNE at elevation have snowpack depths of 30”+ at this point?  From the map, it looks like some sites in that area might be in the 20”+ range, but not 30”+ unless they really got hit hard with another storm today.

    Lol I hadn’t really looked at the numbers, but yes it seems like they have a while to go 


  5. 8 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

    I can think of a time pretty much every single winter when a lower snowfall place around the coastal plain, SNE, mid-Atlantic had more snow on the ground at some point.

    2009-10, Inner city Baltimore had more on the ground than most of NNE a couple times, 2010-11 Ginxy had more snow on his shed roof for all of January than most of NNE (I think spots in CT had the same depth as Mansfield stake at one point in January), 2013-14 the Leon years PHL had more in Jan I think than Adirondacks and Greens, Feb 15 had more on ground at Mass beaches than NNE hills, 15-16 there were times following storms when CT had more, etc.

    Its definitely more years than not that after a big storm or series of storms that a much lower snow climo spot has more depth.

    Average depth over the season would show a much more complete pictures. Add standard deviations and you’d really get a different story!


  6. It's been an interesting winter. Lots of small snowfalls which is great, but one thing I'm noticed is that relatively speaking we keep getting the shafts in this area. No complaints really, the difference at the end of the day is not that much and the snow quality has been great, but it seems that coastals just don't want to deliver for us. But hey, if be OK if we continued this way. Better than a couple of years ago when we went into school vacation week with an amazing snowpack only to be wrecked by April like weather. 

     


  7. 1 hour ago, PhineasC said:

    Hmm, I've had a nagging sore throat all week too.

    Apparently there’s a bit of a strep outbreak. Didn’t even know that was a thing. I don’t recall ever having a confirmed case of strep. If needed, ConvenientMD in Littleton can have you tested for strep COVID and flu and give you a prescription in about 15’, it’s pretty great. 


  8. Been dealing with strep throat (hey, better than COVID) but I did venture out on the mountain today though my body did not feel ready. Completely different conditions than before the storm, but not in a bad way. The snow that fell is extremely dense - pretty much like sleet. It skied really fast! Nice resurfacing in the glades, since this stuff doesn’t get skied off nearly as easily 

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  9. Ok and just as I talk about downsloping it starts ripping lol. Also a bit bizarre- thermo says 34 but there’s not a drop of melting. Wind ripping though which is annoying - it blows giant chunks of snow off the trees. Rather skip this and head straight for the backside ;)


  10. 29 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    Getting crushed here. Waves of precip just slamming into the eastern slopes. Basically looks like a blocked upslope flow on the western side of the Northern Greens.

    HRRR gives me another 10" or so from here, already 7-8" down. 15-20 is possible.

    Nice! As always these setups don’t work for us until the wind shifts. 2” with some pretty serious downsloping. But no complaints, the upslope will come!

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  11. 13 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

    Caked views.  Love that just pasted white against the bluest skies.  That area always looks so white.

    We get plenty of white... just not a lot of blue!!! The downside of the upslope zone (you know all about it)


  12. 6 minutes ago, qg_omega said:

    Crazy good visibility today, the whole green mountain spine was visible from Gore Mountain, think I even saw the whites behind them but not sure if that is possible

    Yeah you could see Mansfield from here like it’s around the corner