Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Still Going....................

It has been snowing now for over 36 hours on the mountain and it will keep going all day. Northstar picked up 2 feet in the past 24 hours making the storm total 29 inches so far and it is still snowing. With the storms the end of last week the resort has picked up over 3 feet in the past 7 days.

Another wave is moving in this morning and could produce another 3-6 inches. There may be a break midday before one last wave comes in this afternoon bringing another 3-6 inches. That means another 6-12 inches is on tap for the resort today. That is going to put Northstar at over 3 feet for the storm by the time everything winds down tonight.

A break for Thursday and Friday but it will stay cold Thursday and only warm up slightly on Friday ahead of the next storm. Models in a bit of a disagreement on how far South the storm for Friday night will come. Snow totals range anywhere from 2-4 inches with a further north track to up to a foot with a further South track. Hopefully by tomorrow we have a better idea on the track of the storm.

Another break Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the next storm moves in Sunday afternoon and evening. Models are back to the slower solution which makes this a pretty good storm. Right now 1-2 feet looks to be a good bet by Monday. If the storm speeds up more like a foot, and if it slows more could be more than 2 feet in spots. All told it looks like the resort will be closing in on a week total of 5 feet by Monday.

Things begin to warm back up the middle of next week before a storm for the weekend of the 10th. Looks like another storm chance the following weekend to end the season for Northstar. The MJO is still going strong and the models may not be picking up on this yet. This could make the middle of the month a bit stormier than it looks right now. Nothing like ending the season with perfect conditions. BA

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