Saturday, February 25, 2017

Interesting weather..........

We've had a full mixture of weather today.  Warm this morning, heavy R and wind early this afternoon and now we are getting snow with some thunder and lighting mixed in.  It will be interesting to see what we have in the morning.  Because if it snows all night, like it is right now, we could see a good amount by morning.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Two for one..............

I skipped yesterday as there wasn't much to report or look at.  Not that there is much more today.  But didn't want to skip to many days , so here's a two for one video.  Oh by the way.....I did get some riding in today.  The cam on top of McCauley went down.  So I took a sled to the top after they shut down for the day.  Conditions are soft but still fun riding.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Limited but still............

I have a few rooms in and they went out riding today.  Reports I'm getting is limited conditions, but still having fun.  It's funny how everyone has a different few on what they are willing to ride on to get in some seat  time.  But it looks like things won't be holding up much longer with more warm temps headed our way and maybe some showers. 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Enjoy.............

I hoping we get to see and enjoy conditions like this again this year,  but only time will tell.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Did some research............

I wasn't shocked by how fast the snow settled down when the warm up hit us.  As the one to two feet of new snow we received over the last week or so hadn't ever been melted down.  But what did shock me was how fast the base softened up.  So I started checking on something and here is what I came up with.  It has been a very mild winter when it comes to night time lows and I think that is the reason why things softened up so fast.  There is no good frost in the ground and the base is getting hit from both sides by warmth.   The parking lot out back is melted down to the grass in one area and a guest pulling out this morning put ruts in the yard.....no frost.  I compared 2015 to this year, as we all know 2016 wasn't anything to talk about.
                   
                      2015                          2017
                  Avg. Temp                 Avg. Temp
Jan                   8                                23                        
Feb                  6                                23

Jan and Feb of 2015 at least half of the night time lows dipped below zero and I'm talking 10 to 20 below.  This Jan. we had fours nights below zero, one being 16 below and the other three had an avg of 5 below.  Feb. so far we have had only one night and that went to 1 below....big deal.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

36 Hours..........

We just got below freezing this morning. But not long enough for it to slow up the melt down.  It's sad to think that just 36 hours ago it was 13 degrees and the best conditions of the season.  I hoping this isn't the end of the riding season for us.  As I'm close to the thousand mile mark and I'd like to hit it.  March can be a great month, with it's wet heavy snow.  So don't put your sled away just yet.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hours.................

We woke up this morning and the temp was11.  By mid afternoon our temp was in the 40's, and it changed things in a matter of hours.  We went from good conditions this morning to fair this afternoon.  It looks like temps will drop back down over night and the next two days we will be back to winter temps and weather.  But after that things may go down hill even more.  So enjoy what we have, because who knows what things will be like by next weekend.

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