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Early this morning I received a text that we’d been put under a Winter Weather Advisory in association with the next storm coming into the area (Winter Storm Jarvis that put down various areas of freezing rain in the Midwest and south). The current BTV NWS Event Total Snowfall map has our area in the 2-3” shading, and that’s right in line with our point forecast as well.

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Early this morning I received a text that we’d been put under a Winter Weather Advisory in association with the next storm coming into the area (Winter Storm Jarvis that put down various areas of freezing rain in the Midwest and south). The current BTV NWS Event Total Snowfall map has our area in the 2-3” shading, and that’s right in line with our point forecast as well.
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20 hours ago, J.Spin said:

Yesterday was still quite cold, so I again opted to stick to ski touring instead of riding the lifts, but it was a bit warmer than Saturday, and I decided to go a bit farther afield and higher in elevation. I set my sights on skiing in the Sterling Range, an area that has been on my list of ski touring spots for quite a while, but I just hadn’t gotten around to making the trip. A very convenient access point to the range is through the Sterling Forest area, and they have a really nice parking lot that’s maintained at the top of Sterling Valley Road.

I’d been up to the area in the warm season for mountain biking, but I haven’t been up there much in the winter. The snowpack around the houses up there is impressive, and you can tell that the area gets, and holds, a lot of snow. I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising with a number of houses that are well above 1,000’. Indeed there’s some good elevation there – the parking area is around 1,700’, which is 500’ higher than where I began my tour on Saturday.

Most people I’ve talked to, as well as reports and videos I’ve seen, use the Upper Gorge Loop trail area as their main thoroughfare for touring. It serves as the approach and as a collector trail if you’re skiing the north side of the basin. For my approach I followed the northerly section of the Upper Gorge Loop Trail, which seemed to be the most popular based on the packing of the snow. Following the trail, I began to see skin tracks branch off to head up the north side of the basin, but I continued on the loop trail until I hit its apex, just so I could get the lay of the land. I then skinned back a couple of minutes and took the highest skin track that was available. That brought me to the top of the ridge on the north side of the basin, and along the way I passed numerous open glades that had very few tracks and offered a lot of impressive skiing. I topped out around 2,900’ along the ridge, and descended through the glades back to the Upper Gorge Loop Trail.

Powder depths were very similar to what I found on Saturday with respect to similar elevations. I was curious if there might be a difference since I was about 12 miles farther north in the Northern Greens, but I didn’t.  I did ascend substantially higher on this tour though, so it let me add on to what I’d found on Saturday. The powder depth profile I found was as follows:

1,700’: 7-8”

2,000’: 7-8”

2,200’: 8-9”

2,500’: 10-11”

2,700’: 11-12”

2,900’: 12-13”

There are other options for nice touring out there, such as dropping down the back side of the ridge into the next drainage, but the approach to the slopes in the main basin is already a couple of miles even before you begin the main ascent through the glades, so I couldn’t really tack on more with the time I had. It was a gorgeous midwinter day though, with lots of sunshine, and that definitely helped to bring the temperature up that extra notch.

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I think the top photo is in the same place as this one I took a couple of years ago. 
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1 hour ago, mreaves said:

I think the top photo is in the same place as this one I took a couple of years ago. 
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That’s seems very likely! I saw a couple of big open areas like that as I was heading to that Sterling Forest area, and they produced some great views of the Sterling Range. There were definitely signs of snowmobile activity in the area as well. In fact, there was a snowmobile trailer parked at the Sterling Forest parking area, and I saw one guy pass through the parking area on his snowmobile. Also, when you head out from the main access point to the trails, you cross a perpendicular VAST trail after a few minutes. With the elevation and snowpack they have in the area, it’s not surprising that there’s so much winter activity there.

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My hunting buddy has always claimed the sound of running water makes the Beavers crazyemoji23.png

A friend of mine owns 7 acres with about 5 acres of it swampy. Every now and then the beavers dam up the creek running into the swamp and the water level almost reaches his house. You just can't shoot a beaver in his town, so he had to get a special permit to shoot or trap the beavers before his house was under water.

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No reports from Windham County in the ALB PNS but a couple of posters here had 2" in Brattleboro.

VERMONT

 

...Addison County...

  1 WNW Orwell            2.5   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 SE Cornwall           1.8   700 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  4 ENE Starksboro        1.8   900 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  Bristol                 1.2   650 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  2 SE New Haven          1.0   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  Vergennes               0.8   545 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

 

...Bennington County...

  Landgrove               3.0   623 AM  1/24  WeatherNet6

  West Arlington          1.5   405 AM  1/24  WeatherNet6

 

...Caledonia County...

  1 W Lyndonville         2.0   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  4 W Barnet              2.0   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 WNW Wells River       1.6   651 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  N Danville              1.6   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  N St. Johnsbury         1.6   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 S Wheelock            1.1   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 NNE Danville          1.0   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

 

...Chittenden County...

  3 SSE Richmond          2.5   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 ENE Shelburne         2.2   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 SSW South Burlingt    2.2   805 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 E Huntington          2.2   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 NE Charlotte          2.1   830 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 S Essex Center        2.1   950 AM  1/24  NWS Employee

  2 SW Milton             2.1   700 AM  1/24  NWS Employee

  WSW Williston           2.0   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 SW Hinesburg          2.0   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  4 NW Burlington         2.0   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 NW Williston          2.0   750 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 NE South Burlingto    1.7   951 AM  1/24  NWS Office

  2 SW Huntington         1.6   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  5 NNE Underhill         1.5   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  4 NNE Underhill         1.3   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  N Winooski              1.3   701 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 SSW Williston         1.2   530 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 E Nashville           1.1   645 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

 

...Franklin County...

  1 NNE Swanton           1.5   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  5 WNW Fairfax           1.4   900 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  Enosburg Falls          1.0   447 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  3 NW Cambridge          0.5   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

 

...Lamoille County...

  SW Stowe                2.0   730 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 WSW Wolcott           1.0   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 N Smugglers Notch     0.9   730 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  1 SSW Jeffersonville    0.5   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

 

...Orange County...

  3 SW Braintree          2.5   930 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 E Corinth Corners     1.9   700 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  2 ENE West Fairlee      1.6   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  Union Village NEPP      1.4   700 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  2 SE Strafford          1.4   630 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 NNW Bradford          1.0   530 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

 

...Orleans County...

  2 NNW Greensboro        0.9   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  4 NNE Greensboro        0.7   815 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

 

...Rutland County...

  1 N Rutland             2.1   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 SSE West Rutland      2.0   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 W Shrewsbury          1.8   600 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 SSW Wallingford       1.6   715 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 N West Rutland        1.6   615 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

 

...Washington County...

  2 N Northfield          2.6   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 NW Waterbury          2.5   600 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 N Moretown            2.5   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  4 ENE Cabot             2.3   900 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 E Warren              2.0   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  2 SW East Calais        2.0   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 NNW Woodbury          1.8   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 ESE Plainfield        1.8   700 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  2 W Worcester           1.2   700 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

 

...Windsor County...

  2 S Perkinsville        3.0   700 AM  1/24  HADS

  3 N Pomfret             2.5   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  3 S Ludlow              2.3   800 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  NE Rochester            1.9   700 AM  1/24  CoCoRaHS

  1 E Woodstock           1.9   800 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

  1 NNE North Hartland    1.5   715 AM  1/24  Co-Op Observer

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...Addison County...
  Bristol                 2.0   645 AM  1/29  Co-Op Observer
  Bridport                2.0   458 AM  1/29  Public
  Vergennes               0.3   545 AM  1/29  Co-Op Observer

...Bennington County...
  West Arlington          2.0   406 AM  1/29  WeatherNet6

...Caledonia County...
  2 WNW Wells River       3.0   651 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  4 W Barnet              1.5   800 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  N Danville              1.3   730 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  N St. Johnsbury         0.9   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  3 NNE Danville          0.6   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  1 W Lyndonville         0.4   800 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS

...Chittenden County...
  1 E Huntington          0.6   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  2 SW Hinesburg          0.3   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS

...Essex County...
  Averill                 1.0   700 PM  1/28  Co-Op Observer
  2 NNW Lunenburg         0.5   615 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS

...Orange County...
  2 E Corinth Corners     2.7   700 AM  1/29  Co-Op Observer
  Brookfield              2.5   833 AM  1/29  Public
  2 NNW Bradford          2.5   530 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  2 SE Strafford          1.6   630 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  Union Village NEPP      1.0   830 AM  1/29  Co-Op Observer

...Rutland County...
  1 W Shrewsbury          3.8   630 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  3 SSW Wallingford       2.6   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  2 SSE Pittsford         2.5   500 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  1 SSE West Rutland      2.0   800 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  1 N West Rutland        1.9   615 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS

...Washington County...
  1 SW East Barre         3.3   745 AM  1/29  NWS Employee
  1 ESE Plainfield        2.6   700 AM  1/29  Co-Op Observer
  3 E Warren              2.5   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  2 N Moretown            2.0   800 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  2 E Cabot               1.5   800 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  3 NW Waterbury          0.7   600 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  3 NNW Woodbury          0.2   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  4 NE Waterbury          0.1   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS

...Windsor County...
  3 S Ludlow              4.0   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  NNE Proctorsville       4.0   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  Norwich                 2.9   518 AM  1/29  Public
  3 NE West Hartford      2.9   500 AM  1/29  1300` elevation
  3 N Pomfret             2.6   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS
  1 E Woodstock           1.2   800 AM  1/29  Co-Op Observer
  NE Rochester            1.1   700 AM  1/29  CoCoRaHS

...Windham County...
  Athens                  5.0   532 AM  1/29  Twitter
 

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19 hours ago, bwt3650 said:

Gfs has been hammering days of upslope starting late week into next weekend for several runs now. Nice signal and position.

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Yeah, I’d noticed that for a few runs. About 48 hours back, the modeling suggested the possibility of the low pressure hanging up in Northern Maine and the Canadian Maritimes for a bit, and we of course know what potential that holds for the Northern Greens, but that isn’t prominent in the more recent runs. You’ll see that right now that the BTV NWS forecast discussion mentions the shortwave that pivots through the region Thursday into Friday. Even if it just pivots through though, the current GFS modeling suggests a half inch or so of liquid equivalent, which is a decent resurfacing for the low and moderate angle slopes, although it’s not going to cut it for the steeper pitches. It could be double digit snowfall depending on the ratios, but it’s really the liquid that matters for the resurfacing. None of the other models are as robust with the moisture as the GFS, so it can’t be taken more seriously until other models start to bump up the QPF. The BTV NWS will be all over it in their discussion if the QPF starts to increase in the next couple of days.

I do find that the GFS is excellent in general when it comes to typical northern stream systems interacting with the Northern Greens in the medium range, actually the best overall from years of casual observation.  When it comes to our bread and butter type systems, all I find I typically have to do is quickly run through what the GFS shows for roughly the next week out, and you’ll pretty much have an idea of what’s going to happen up here. Phasing systems and all that are an entirely different beast, but whatever coding and algorithms they have in the GFS, it seems primed to show what’s going to happen in the Northern Greens for our bread and butter systems better than any of the other medium range models.

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29 minutes ago, J.Spin said:

Yeah, I’d noticed that for a few runs. About 48 hours back, the modeling suggested the possibility of the low pressure hanging up in Northern Maine and the Canadian Maritimes for a bit, and we of course know what potential that holds for the Northern Greens, but that isn’t prominent in the more recent runs. You’ll see that right now that the BTV NWS forecast discussion mentions the shortwave that pivots through the region Thursday into Friday. Even if it just pivots through though, the current GFS modeling suggests a half inch or so of liquid equivalent, which is a decent resurfacing for the low and moderate angle slopes, although it’s not going to cut it for the steeper pitches. It could be double digit snowfall depending on the ratios, but it’s really the liquid that matters for the resurfacing. None of the other models are as robust with the moisture as the GFS, so it can’t be taken more seriously until other models start to bump up the QPF. The BTV NWS will be all over it in their discussion if the QPF starts to increase in the next couple of days.

I do find that the GFS is excellent in general when it comes to typical northern stream systems interacting with the Northern Greens in the medium range, actually the best overall from years of casual observation.  When it comes to our bread and butter type systems, all I find I typically have to do is quickly run through what the GFS shows for roughly the next week out, and you’ll pretty much have an idea of what’s going to happen up here. Phasing systems and all that are an entirely different beast, but whatever coding and algorithms they have in the GFS, it seems primed to show what’s going to happen in the Northern Greens for our bread and butter systems better than any of the other medium range models.

I'll be up this weekend and have a cool tour planned in the Bolton/Nebraska area. The base certainly seems to be substantial enough for good skiing, so here's to hoping we get the LE to at least make most pitches enjoyable. 

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Yeah, I’d noticed that for a few runs. About 48 hours back, the modeling suggested the possibility of the low pressure hanging up in Northern Maine and the Canadian Maritimes for a bit, and we of course know what potential that holds for the Northern Greens, but that isn’t prominent in the more recent runs. You’ll see that right now that the BTV NWS forecast discussion mentions the shortwave that pivots through the region Thursday into Friday. Even if it just pivots through though, the current GFS modeling suggests a half inch or so of liquid equivalent, which is a decent resurfacing for the low and moderate angle slopes, although it’s not going to cut it for the steeper pitches. It could be double digit snowfall depending on the ratios, but it’s really the liquid that matters for the resurfacing. None of the other models are as robust with the moisture as the GFS, so it can’t be taken more seriously until other models start to bump up the QPF. The BTV NWS will be all over it in their discussion if the QPF starts to increase in the next couple of days.
I do find that the GFS is excellent in general when it comes to typical northern stream systems interacting with the Northern Greens in the medium range, actually the best overall from years of casual observation.  When it comes to our bread and butter type systems, all I find I typically have to do is quickly run through what the GFS shows for roughly the next week out, and you’ll pretty much have an idea of what’s going to happen up here. Phasing systems and all that are an entirely different beast, but whatever coding and algorithms they have in the GFS, it seems primed to show what’s going to happen in the Northern Greens for our bread and butter systems better than any of the other medium range models.

It really has fizzled out..looked so good for about 6-8 runs or so, but I agree; it’s not going to get it done.


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2 hours ago, bwt3650 said:

It really has fizzled out..looked so good for about 6-8 runs or so, but I agree; it’s not going to get it done.

Most of the models seem to be suggesting something in the range of 0.2” to 0.5” of liquid from the system through Saturday morning, with the GFS on the high end at 0.60” up in the Jay Peak area from its most recent run. As I mentioned, this far out, I find that the GFS seems to have better depictions of what happens in the Northern Greens with these northerly systems (maybe the other medium range models don’t have the mountains incorporated into their modeling in the same way). It’s interesting to note that the BTV NWS actually touches on this concept in their discussion:

“For now, leaned towards the GFS depiction, enhancing QPF a bit in areas that do well with low Froude numbers.”

One can’t even use the short-range models yet for total precipitation because they don’t really cover out through the end of the event, so they’re not quite in the mix yet.  The current timing of this event is great though in terms of hitting the slopes, it would start up on Thursday and finish up on Saturday morning. For the most part this is an icing on the cake event since the snowpack is plenty robust in terms of coverage with four feet at the Mt. Mansfield Stake. Personally, I’d need some sort of event to entice me out though, since the conditions are going to be fairly blasé otherwise. My younger son was out on Saturday and he confirmed that – there just wasn’t enough interest among his friends to head back out on Sunday.

The BTV NWS is definitely starting to dissect the potential in their discussion though; we’re definitely lucky to have them using their expertise for all the mountain recreation interests. This should be nice to watch over the next few days to see how it ultimately plays out.

 

Area Forecast Discussion

National Weather Service Burlington VT

924 AM EST Tue Jan 30 2024

.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...

As of 409 AM EST Tuesday...Most, or possibly all, of the active weather during the next seven days will be in this timeframe as a clipper rolls through near or just north of our region. To see moderate snowfall from these systems you need the track to our south, and its low pressure center may also be on a slight weakening trend as it approaches. That being said, widespread light precipitation will occur for much of the day Thursday, transitioning into potentially a decent upslope snow event Thursday night. Some possible limitations for snowfall during the daytime will be associated with warm boundary layer temperatures and track of the upper level shortwave. If precipitation is on the light side and/or arrives well after sunrise, expect temperatures in the wide valleys/lowest elevations to be above 36 degrees, making rain about as likely as snow. However, if the system tracks overhead as depicted by the 00Z NAM-12, better cooling and upper level divergence will aid in both precipitation rates and snow growth. The strong global model consensus at this time does favor a track farther north. Without particularly deep moisture to draw from, low level westerly flow could induce a shadowing effect of precipitation, east of the high peaks of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. Overall, snow accumulations will probably be elevationally dependent and on the wetter side of average (about as 10-12:1 snow-to-liquid ratio) during the day, with some slick travel possible across the Adirondacks and central and eastern Vermont, especially northeastern areas.

Moving into Thursday night, there are signals for upslope snow with blocked flow given weak westerly to northwesterly flow and abundant low level moisture. As cold mid-level temperatures and associated push of stronger northwesterly winds lag behind the exiting clipper, snow showers will be quite terrain-driven. For now, leaned towards the GFS depiction, enhancing QPF a bit in areas that do well with low Froude numbers. With 850 millibar temperatures on the warm side Thursday night (roughly -6 to -7 Celsius), snow ratios will tend to be lower than normal for upslope snow showers, limiting snowfall amounts. A preliminary snowfall forecast through Friday morning shows the expected upslope impacting amounts greatly, where 2 to 4 inches in much of the western Adirondacks tapers off to an inch or less in areas like the Ausable Valley. Similarly 2 to 3 inches may be common in the western slopes of the Greens, tapering to 0.5 to 2 inches in the eastern Champlain Valley and with lowest snow amounts of a dusting or so in the lower Connecticut Valley.

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On 1/29/2024 at 1:22 PM, MRVexpat said:

I'll be up this weekend and have a cool tour planned in the Bolton/Nebraska area. The base certainly seems to be substantial enough for good skiing, so here's to hoping we get the LE to at least make most pitches enjoyable. 

Welp, that didn't progress as planned...

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Almost craving sun more than snow at this point.

According to local NBC weather: "January 2024 has been an exceptionally cloudy month in the Champlain Valley. 87% of days over the course of the month have had overcast skies at noon, which is the highest percentage since 1951."

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On 1/30/2024 at 10:25 AM, bwt3650 said:


It really has fizzled out... looked so good for about 6-8 runs or so, but I agree; it’s not going to get it done.

I’m seeing reports of 2 to 3 inches of new snow from the resorts in their early morning reports, so it’s going to be a nice addition, but we’re not talking the levels of snow/liquid that would be needed for a thorough resurfacing. It is actually snowing here in the BTV area at the moment, and the short-term models show the snow continuing through tonight along the spine as they have been, so we’ll see what additional snow they pick up through tomorrow. Watching the Bolton Valley Live Cam you can see that things look nice with the new snow, but the event would definitely need to be a couple notches bigger to really kick things up.

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10 minutes ago, J.Spin said:

I’m seeing reports of 2 to 3 inches of new snow from the resorts in their early morning reports, so it’s going to be a nice addition, but we’re not talking the levels of snow/liquid that would be needed for a thorough resurfacing. It is actually snowing here in the BTV area at the moment, and the short-term models show the snow continuing through tonight along the spine as they have been, so we’ll see what additional snow they pick up through tomorrow. Watching the Bolton Valley Live Cam you can see that things look nice with the new snow, but the event would definitely need to be a couple notches bigger to really kick things up.

I even had a dusting here this morning.

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11 hours ago, J.Spin said:

I’m seeing reports of 2 to 3 inches of new snow from the resorts in their early morning reports, so it’s going to be a nice addition, but we’re not talking the levels of snow/liquid that would be needed for a thorough resurfacing. It is actually snowing here in the BTV area at the moment, and the short-term models show the snow continuing through tonight along the spine as they have been, so we’ll see what additional snow they pick up through tomorrow. Watching the Bolton Valley Live Cam you can see that things look nice with the new snow, but the event would definitely need to be a couple notches bigger to really kick things up.

High Road Snow Plot on Mansfield had a dense 3”.  Felt more like synoptic snow than orographic fare.

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55 minutes ago, borderwx said:

Saw this today at Bolton

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And then on the next lap , the fog filled in deep enough the lights came on at 12:30
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Definitely craving some sunshine at this point.  Starting to go a bit crazy, ha.  Afternoon report… 

Snow Reporter’s Notes

Friday, February 2 at 4 PM 

Today saw a nice improvement in snow conditions thanks to last night’s light snowfall.  The High Road Snow Plot at 3,000ft saw 3 inches of relatively dense snowfall last night, while a healthy inch fell at the base, and it was just enough to enhance the experience today.  The winter scene out there was beautiful too, with snow clinging to the frosted trees across the resort.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies in the morning, but then a curious thing may happen.  Skies may go partly sunny during the afternoon!  We haven’t seen the sun in at least a week, so fingers crossed that giant bright orb in the sky makes an appearance at some point this weekend. 

Temperatures will be seasonable for February in Vermont with highs ranging from the mid-10s at the summit to the mid-20s in the base area.  Ridgetop winds should be out of the north at 15 - 30 miles per hour and usually winds of those speeds do not affect our lift operations.”

I’m so done with days and days of this…

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