Got it! Update 2/13/17

UPDATE 2/14/16: Took a quick spin around town and out to Newcomb. Almost everything I touched was AWESOME! Old Stage trail out to Blue Mountain Rest was somewhat lumpy, but being second tracks after the big snow made it a fun romp.

I talked to a guy who rode over here from Old Forge via Moose River Plains and he said it was great. 

Call off work sick or dead this week. I promise you won’t be sorry!!

Ignore my advice at your own risk:


Newcomb trail at night

Storm Summary:

The Alberta Clipper on steriods delivered the goods Sunday into Monday here. Totaled 11+ inches here in Indian Lake, with most central Adirondack locations clustered around a foot.

Our snow pack is on a level in which we haven’t seen in a couple of years, certainly not last winter:


I’m sure the traditional “snow bowls” hold over 3 feet of snow pack by now. It’s an awesome sight to behold!

Midweek Outlook:

Pull the lever on a sick day or two if you can! More snows Tuesday night through Thursday will gradually add to the pile.

Weekend Outlook and beyond:

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing during the day, but mostly dry weather. There are concerns about next week, but as long as the flow remains from Canada instead of the southern United States, back-door cold fronts will be able to blunt the warmth somewhat. Eventually, we may have our day of reckoning, but our deep snow pack should be able to sustain a hit and keep us well in the game for late-February into March.

I don’t buy that winter is over after Presidents’ Day, especially when I see strong signals for cross-polar flow becoming re-established by the tail end of February into early March:


This panel for early to mid-March shows the cross polar flow, plus a very active storm path through the United States:


Of course, none of this guarantees big snows once we get past our Presidents’ Week mild spell. But dang, how can I say that winter is spent when I see such strong cold and stormy signatures in the climate model ensembles?

Buckle your seat belt, we could be in for a wild back nine of the winter.

For the ilsnow nation,


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