3/21 forecast

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 March 21, 2011

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Good morning!

This morning will be a lovely time to get outside and do something, as sunbreaks and dry weather will make for smiling faces and serotonin mainlined from your eyes to your brain. By 11am on the mountain, snow flurries start up again, meaning we’ll see some sprinkles in town too. The mountain sees .3-.4” of WV today, for 3-4” of new snow between 11am and 10pm, with the snow level hovering around 3000’ all day. Winds will be W 10-20 early, rising to NW 25-30 by 2pm, rising further to NW 30-35, hopefully after 4pm. There’s a slight chance this could have bad effects on lifts (I actually had a dream last night that I was riding Blue when a huge gust hit, swinging the chair all the way up to the cable. It was fortunate that I was wearing a seatbelt, but then the guy on the chair with me handed me one of his babies and I couldn’t get the seatbelt open in time to unload… yeah, it was a weird dream…but it shouldn’t be that windy on Blue today).

Tomorrow looks cooler, with the snow level around 1000’. It will be cloudy with flurries in the morning, becoming clear by afternoon, for less than an inch of new snow. Mountain winds will be SW 20-25 early, fading slowly through the day and ending up at S 5-10 by 4pm.

Wednesday morning looks cool and clear with the freezing level below 1000’ early, rising to 3500’ by 11am. Snow flurries start by 2pm, with .3-.4” WV for 2-4” of new snow. Winds will be light, E 5-10 early going to S 10-15 by 11am.

Thursday brings a little more snow. The snow level will be 4000’ for much of the day, falling to 3000’ by 4pm. Snow starts around 5am, with .3” wv, 2-3” of new in the morning, a break midday, and another .2-.3” wv later for a couple more inches of snow. Winds will be W 15-20 early, going to E 20-30 by 4pm.

If you’re looking for the two-sport day, today is a good opportunity. West winds slowly build as this front moves in, becoming 17-20 east of Doug’s by noon, and building to 24-27 east of Biggs late in the afternoon. It’s going to be gusty and inconsistent, but it’s wind. Next chance for wind is Wednesday, when gusty, possibly rainy, easterlies in the 17-20 range blow at Stevenson and Rooster.

Mountain bike report: muddy. Road bike report: gravely and mossy, but always there for you.

Have a great day today!


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