Some snow is on the way tonight
I slid my Wintergreen day to Wednesday this week, on the off chance they get something out of this system:
Will be up there first thing in the AM! Even 1-2" of fresh would be a nice treat.
(note: these maps will keep updating, so they probably won't go with the post/topic for too long)
If I were a betting man, I would say 3-5 is more likely. Lucky you.
Dang check out the Tug Hill Plateau on the map. I vote that place as most likely to become the next Greenland. You know, Greenland, the place that was 1000 feet above sea level until 11,000 feet of ice built up on it. I think the Tug Hill has already gained 15 or 20 feet of elevation in the last week. Couple more weeks like this and Syracuse is going to be sitting under the Tug Hill Ice Sheet as it slides south.
The only problem will be the fact that the Lakes are starting to freeze up which will slow down & cut off the guns...sorry to be so Mashed about it! Speaking of Mash..I heard today that it has been over 40 years since Iceland has seen so much Pack Ice. The fisherman are upset because they can't get out & on top of everything they are being Harassed by the polar bears that are working their way over from Greenland on all these new ice formations!...Hoping for 3 or 4 inches for Canaan Vly to put an Icing On the Icing for my arrival this Weekend!
MAN!..The Oficial NWS report was 9 Inches for Canaan Vly.The valley will seem to catch it no matter which way it comes. I E-mailed Chip at Whitegrass & told him that if he just looks out the window & guestimates the snowfall While everyone else(big time NE areas& Snowshoe) uses the NWS method he would be selling his place short!...He Cked in with 5 inches this morn...Lame! Now that I have a place up there I know how impossible it is to measure snow there because A lot of it gets blown off into the woods or wherever this "Titan Light Powder Direct from the tops of Utah"(Whitegrass quote) decides to drift to. I'm Convinced that they should use the NWS OBS every morn.
Hold up! Just reread Whitegrass report & it said LAST EVE...So SOLLY...Both TL & Canaan Cked in with 8 inches....What A Clipper!!! Icing on the ICING!!...I will add that Stratton MTN for example had reported a 160" ave for years & then all of a sudden they went to 200 inches a year...what happened, Global Warming? Maybe but my guess is that they went to the NWS Method Combined with the extra snow Global warming is bringing
Golly gee williikers..I got to slow down....Stratton used to claim 180 a year Now 200....it was Bretton Woods that claimed 160 that went to 200...SO SOLLY!
I really like Chip's photo of depth on the ski planted near the Sods. I think that provides the best actual measure of "usable snow pack." Today it's approaching 20" which is pretty substantial settled snowpack for WV. What a GREAT turnaround from a month ago
Its well over that now Tommo...They don't get up there everyday to take a pic. Canaan Valley floor is cking in with a 21 inch pack. Go up to nearly 4500' Weiss Knob over looking Canaan & I'll bet that the Snowpack is over 2 feet.
Well, Wintergreen got 3-4" of snow. Didn't amount to much on the slopes, since they made snow on top of it and groomed in, plus some windblown effects. In fact, some of the trails were rock-hard boilerplate first thing in the morning. So much for the fresh! Only Turkey Chute was left au natural, and that tracked out pretty fast.
The snowfall has been of the driest possible variety. The only bad part of that is that it settles to nearly nothing. The good part (well, it's all good really) is that it's sharp crystals make XC fantastic. In any case, I'd bet the settled snowpack will be just over 20" within a day to two. Of course, a settled 20" snowpack for WV is very, very good...
It looks like Chip had to put a manual extension on the stake at 4000' !!
Folks - Inaccuweather is predicting a series of 3 storms attacking the Mid-Atlantic over the next week and half with the first one coming in on Monday. If that is the case, we could have an excellent - no, epic- February.
I picked up 8.5" here in Alleghany county.