Saturday, January 29th, 2011

 

 

Event totals: 0.4Ē Snow/0.01Ē L.E.

Saturday 1/29/2011 7:00 A.M. update:† I found 0.4 inches on the snowboard this morning, which is already more snow than we received in the Wednesday through Friday period.

 

Some details from the 7:00 A.M. observations are below:

New Snow: 0.4 inches
New Liquid: 0.01 inches
Snow/Water Ratio: 40.0
Snow Density: 2.5% H2O
Temperature: 21.7 F
Sky: Light Snow (1-3 mm flakes)
Snow at the stake: 17.0 inches

 

 

Event totals: 1.2Ē Snow/0.02Ē L.E.

Saturday 1/29/2011 6:00 P.M. update:† I checked the depth of new snow on the snowboard around 11:00 A.M. this morning just as we were heading up to the mountain, and I found 0.8 inches of very fluffy stuff on there that had accumulated since Iíd cleared it at 7:00 A.M.† Iím not sure how much additional snow fell down at our place in the valley, but it definitely snowed on and off up on the mountain.† At times we had light snow, at times more moderate snow, and at times we had some sun.† Iíd say they picked up a nice inch or two today, and as of their 3:00 P.M. update Bolton Valley is indicating a couple of new inches.† It was really a gorgeous day on the mountain; even though we havenít had any massive dumps this week, the consistently cold temperatures have kept everything mid winter, and thereís tons of powder around:

 

 

When we got home I was surprised to find that the 0.8 inches of snow (and anything else that fell today) was fairly consolidated on the board, and there was even some ice below it.† It almost seemed like the temperature had gotten above freezing.† I hadnít reset my memory thermometer so I canít say for sure, but it was quite comfortable up on the mountain, so if it was warmer down here it might have happened

 

Some details from the 6:00 P.M. observations are below:

New Snow: 0.8 inches
New Liquid: 0.01 inches
Snow/Water Ratio: 80.0
Snow Density: 1.3% H2O
Temperature: 27.0 F
Sky: Flurries

Snow at the stake: 17.0 inches

 

 

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

 

 

Event totals: 1.4Ē Snow/0.02Ē L.E.

Sunday 1/30/2011 6:00 A.M. update:† There was an additional 0.2 inches of snow on the board this morning, and there has been enough of a lull in snowfall here that I may be able to break that event out from the next weak shortwave that is supposed to cross the area today.† Itís nice to see BTV discussing the potential midweek system in more detail now.† There was a lot of discussion taking place here on the forum, but with BTV not discussing much it made me wonder if it was really going to be anything up here.† It certainly seems like we have a shot at being more than just on the fringe with this one.

 

Some details from the 6:00 A.M. observations are below:

New Snow: 0.2 inches
New Liquid: Trace
Temperature: 15.3 F
Sky: Mostly Cloudy

Snow at the stake: 16.5 inches