The monster storm of 2005 is winding down late today (Wednesday) as the moisture begins to dry up and the energy lifts out. What an awesome storm, the totals are really hard to gauge because of the wind and some melting early Monday buy conservatively I can say the amount ending up being about 10â€-20â€ depending on elevation and what side of the mountain you are on. Snowshoe is still getting hammered and they will easily make the 30â€ I forecasted a day ago. Boy do I wish I was heading there instead of Winterplace this weekend. Not that Winterplace is going to be all that bad this weekend.
That leads me into the forecast, this weekend should be great. After the snow slowly tapers off today from our Big Stormâ€¦. Friday looks dry, but still cool with highs trying to get back into the 30â€™s by day and staying in the teens at night. Snowmaking will continue and with the freshies this week this weekend couldnâ€™t be better. Or could it? Well YES! Another Alberta clipper system is scheduled to come down in the northwest flow late Friday and into Saturday. There isnâ€™t a ton of moisture for this storm to work with but enough energy and left to squeeze out maybe 2-4â€ over the weekend, mostly at higher elevations. Late Sunday another lull develops. Then Monday into Tuesday another clipper system comes down from Canada and brings another chance of snow to the Mountains. This time though it lingers and moisture stays high so a prolonged period of Northwest flow snow showers could last from Next Tuesday until Friday which could drop on average 1-2â€ each day. So the pattern the next 7-10 days couldnâ€™t be better with enough cold air and plenty of smaller storms to add to the base around the Southeast. I would think the resorts will be happy to see March end up being such a great month.
I canâ€™t wait to hit the slopes this weekend at Winerplace and then next weekend up at Snowshoe. Good thing I had inside information on the weather.
Good skiing and Iâ€™ll let you know if things change.
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