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Driving by Cochran's this morning I could see that their man made base is
still intact.  Considering how their base altitude, I would say this is a
good sign.  The rest of the neighborhood is brown.    The Winooski and
Huntington rivers are running high.

Around 7PM we had a heck -of thunderclap.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:02 AM, Get Skied <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:09 PM, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the heaviest rain and highest
>> temps seem to have come after dark, and I'm afraid of what it did to the
>> remaining snow pack.  The Smuggs report this evening now shows all natural
>> snow trails closed, while this morning nearly all of Sterling was open.
>>
>
> Based on webcam footage this morning it seems the natural base has
> remained intact overall in northern VT. Its a testament to just how durable
> it was before the monsoon yesterday.
>
> Here in western MA the temp profiles and winds yesterday were highly
> entertaining in their variability. I found a few hour ski window in the
> afternoon without rain or wind at a closed Berkshire East. Its northish
> aspects seemed to protect it from the southern blast even as the wind
> turbine up top was rotating at a healthy clip. Temps were highest up top
> (low 40s) and stayed in the 30s in the protected east-west valley that the
> lower mountain sits in. Even though the snowmaking trails were showing bare
> spots the thin natural base held up and my last run was on a natural snow
> trail (Liftline) sporting a 2" peelaway layer on top of a half inch of
> sludge. When life gives lemons, make a lemonade slurpee.
>
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