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Best Ski Weather EAST update -- Arctic front wind blown snows in the
woods...


Posted: 2010-01-28 10:56:12

THURSDAY update 1-28
EAST -


Arctic front to lash portions of upstate New York and New England this
afternoon into tonight. 
Lake Effect entrainment to deliver from 6 to 12" for places like Titus over
to Smugglers Notch and Jay Peak. 

Around  a half foot should accrue at Whiteface and along the spine of the
Green Mountains down to Mount Snow which should include Killington,
Stratton, Bromley, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Bolton Valley. 


Temperatures will plunge tonight as a much colder air mass works in on
string gusty northwesterly winds later today and tonight with lots of
blowing & drifting. These winds gusting over 45 mph at the summits will only
gradually decrease during the day tomorrow.

Temperatures will be frigid staying in the low teens below zero at the
summits tomorrow and 5 to 15 at most base lodge levels north to south.

Conditions will be much better for Saturday and Sunday with another arctic
front poised to drop in later Sunday evening with a reinforcing shot of
colder air and lake effect enhanced snow showers and squalls.

Best conditions with strangest winds tonight will be "in the woods" after
some very nice snows have fallen over last couple of days.

On the 31st - Wet heavy snows will unload on the Smoky Mountains into the
extreme southern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and southwestern
Virginia. These high  Appalachian mountains could see from 8 to 14" fall
from this southern stream storm.

Best locations will be generally north of Cataloochi which could mix with
sleet and freezing rain but Sugar Mountain NC, Wolf Laurel and Ski Beech
should be in the zone.

LONGER RANGE - February:  Good snow preservation was indicated all the way
down into the Smokey's but generally lighter than normal snowfall were
foreseen in the EAST with one potential system along about the 3rd of
February. 
Roger Hill Weathering Heights Consulting.


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