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Starting this thread for people to post the latest in our sub tropical winter.

I know, we're grasping at straws, but right now things are looking up!


Stowe reported 1-2".
SugarBush reported 4-5", some chairs closed for wind.
Killington reported 4" this morning and it's still snowing.
Okemo reported 3", predicts 5-9" today
weather for Ludlow, VT:
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Josh Fox's Mad River Glen Prediction:


Quote:  http://madriverglenweather.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10 - 20 inches of snow & some sleet for Thursday/Friday

January 10th on the calendar marks the first occasion the blog can get excited about an event. Not exactly the kind of winter I had hoped for as of yet but at least we DO have a storm that can deliver for us in time for MLK holiday. This winter storm is coming together as of the time of this update with moisture advancing up through the Ohio Valley and jet energy ready to plunge into the thick of things by Thursday. The initial thrust of "moisture" with this system will remain ahead of some of this jet energy but we talked about the importance of attaining some "over-the-top" cold from Quebec and we will get such assistance even if its just a little.

By the time precipitation starts early Thursday temperatures will be well below freezing and by the looks of things it will be snow. The snow could quickly become very heavy Thursday morning as some of the best upward motion should occur in the late morning hours. As this is occurring however we should see an above-freezing layer advance into the region above the surface, changing precipitation to a period of sleet. by later in the day we will likely see a "lull" in the precipitation as temperatures make a slow advance to 30. 4-8 inches of snow and sleet would be my guess for Thursday only. Best chance of skiing in powder will be the morning before the sleet begins in the afternoon.

It is likely to get really fun as we move toward Friday. The lower troposphere will cool in the Thursday night/Friday morning time frame and models are keying on a very interesting jet max as this is occurring. This feature will allow an area of precipitation to enhance across Pennsylvania and New York before moving into Vermont in the pre-dawn hours Friday.


All of this should be snow by the time it reaches MRG and although it could be a little wet at first Friday morning, temperatures will trend colder throughout the day, and the powder should start to pile up. It should persist through much of the day with the heaviest in the morning. Snow showers and flurries however will continue into Friday night and into Saturday morning. The additional 6-12 inches we should see in this time frame put this storm in the 10-20 inch category. It is not impossible for us to do even better, a lot depends on how Friday evolves.


Mad River Glen Video Report:


Edited by Tog - 1/12/12 at 12:32pm
post #2 of 6

Sunday River's claiming a foot+, though I don't know what condition they were in before that.  NH/VT didn't get hit as hard.


At least cold temps this weekend, so snowmaking can fire up again most places.

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Thread Starter 

At the moment, it looks like most of VT is clear, except the Sugarbush/MRG area. Snow is in Maine and eastern NH.


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Only a few inches at Stowe today, but no rain - fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Originally Posted by epic View Post

Only a few inches at Stowe today, but no rain - fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Yea! What he said. Great site.



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Seven inches at Killington today.  First real powder day of the season for me.  And more expected for tomorrow.  Starting to look up!

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