Posted: 2010-01-28 10:56:12
THURSDAY update 1-28
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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