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Its getting bitter this weekend......

post #1 of 18
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....bitter cold that is! Well its about time. 13* here in the NY metro area...that should mean antarctic like weather up north for some serious mountain repair.

Probably not the best idea to head to Whiteface....but if you dont mind bone chilling cold, it will probably be empty since few can handle it.
post #2 of 18
Where are you getting this? Just checked NOAA and it says morning low of 23 on Saturday in Saranac Lake. I think you need to head up there.

http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/gra...p?element=MaxT
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hmm, local weather reports keep saying 13 here and I am a block away from the water. Well, we'll just have to see. But remember, as covered in another thread, the weather at Lake Placid and Saranac Lake vary a lot from what's on Iceface.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/recre...om=search_vert 11* in town, that guarantees well below zero up top.
post #4 of 18
-1/-10F in this Sat at cascade mnt., wi. But i'll be there.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
http://www.weather.com/outlook/recre...om=search_vert 11* in town, that guarantees well below zero up top.
That forecast is ~20 degrees off what the NOAA says.

Peculiar. Will be interesting to see what actually happens.

Did some skiing at -10 while I was back in town. Surprisingly easy. Now I'm back in NM and I felt cold today when it was 25 out.
post #6 of 18
Balmy weather in the Alps. Forecasts as high as around 5 degrees (that's like 40 F I think) over the weekend. We've had a lot of snow over the last two weeks, too, so I expect lots of closures for avy danger.
post #7 of 18
Steamboat has been negative numbers this week (-25 with wind chill), but it's snowed daily, and the snow is in perfect condition, particularly in the trees.

Dress warm.
post #8 of 18
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-1/-10F in this Sat at cascade mnt., wi. But i'll be there.
I think I'm staying home this weekend. I may head to Alpine Valley on Sunday.
post #9 of 18
My highly calibrated toes say it was about 5 degrees at Pajarito today. Sunny and cold, I love it. It was getting all cloudy as I was leaving too, and looked pretty ominous over toward Taos. Hopefully my inbox will reward me with New Snow at Taos Ski Valley! in the morning.
post #10 of 18

Cold snap in MN

Well, winter temps have finally arrived in MN. It is -14F actual right now. Wind chill of -24F.

It seemed like we had alot days of this temp when I was younger.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Noderoc View Post
Well, winter temps have finally arrived in MN. It is -14F actual right now. Wind chill of -24F.

It seemed like we had alot days of this temp when I was younger.
Me too, seemed to snow every other day when I was a kid and minus temps were the norm for winter time. It was rare to have no snow on the ground.
post #12 of 18
I skied yesterday with -2 temps and plan on being back out there today.
Its great. Snow is awesome, People are scarce, which means no lift lines, and Life is freakin awesome!!!
Who's not skiing because its cold? Buncha sissies!

There is a natural phenomenon about super cold temps and snow.
When its Severely cold, its not likely to snow. Moderate cold temps are more favorable for snow accumulation.
post #13 of 18
Empty at Whiteface because it's cold?

Think that one through one more time.
post #14 of 18
-22f here yesterday morn! Cold!
post #15 of 18
So did RR go skiing this weekend? Says it was 10 there today.

MOAR! skiing tomorrow...yay holidays.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Sadly...no, have not resolved my boot issues.
post #17 of 18
Well, it was cold enough here today that they closed the mountain and sent the employees home. They started out only running the beginner lifts and reduced ticket prices because of the limited stuff open. Then I understand that they decided not to open the upper (read 90%) part of the mountain at all. Supposedly -60 with wind chill and absolute negative numbers without the wind chill. Hard to believe that on a "holiday" weekend, the mountain would forego that revenue no matter how bitter it was. I hear that the last time this happened was 8 or 9 years ago.
post #18 of 18
Well its -20 at big sky without wind chill.
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