Thursday, December 29, 2011

Old Forge, Ny Snow Report

Well we got some snow yesterday and all total we have about 5" on the ground out front. There have been a few sleds running around and you will see on the video one lone sled go by. How are the few getting away with riding? Easy there are a few, so the snow we have isn't getting run right into the ground.

Here's todays video......

40 comments:

  1. Its getting started but we need more snow. Im not riding my sled on the trails yet, we need at least 6 to 8 more inches on top of this.

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  2. Steve or anyone.... What trail is the trail cam on? Or approx location?

    Much apreciated!

    Revboy

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  3. I believe it is trail 1. It is right by the little building with fence near it on the right heading out of town.

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  4. HELLO PEOPLES!!!!! THE TRAIL CAM IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET!!!! IF YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS, DON'T TELL, AND IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS AND TELL, THEN YOUR WRONG!!!!!

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  5. Glad to see some snow and the temps staying below freezing. It won't be long now until we can come to Old Forge. This could be our last winter for snowmobiling. Good to see you keeping up the good work, Steve. The yurt is interesting. We must get up to see it. All of your posts are interesting and so looked forward to in this household. See you soon, Jen and Fred

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  6. Hey thanks! Thats where I thought it was...

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  7. Location mentioned is wrong.

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  8. No sleds in the yard on 12/30 = depressing.

    Also not good for the local economy.

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  9. Chance of very heavy lake effect sat night from what im hearing...lets hope they get a few feet im sure the local business could really use it!!!!

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  10. georgie who are you listening to?

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  11. Near 50 on Sat. and rain ..?
    The TOW dumpsters must be filled w/ spoiled food. :{

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/old-forge-ny/13420/daily-weather-forecast/339723

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  12. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/new-york/weather-radar

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  13. It really dont look good

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  14. 1 month down and 2 to go... I hope this weather turns around and we get some winter....

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  15. Sorry cold front tracking a lil slower....looks like sun through tues... check out the accuweather videos on it

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  16. maybe lake effect mon to tues

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  17. The lake guns are fixin to fire up

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  18. doom gloom doom gloom !!!

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  19. Lake Effect Snow Watch


    Statement as of 4:05 PM EST on December 31, 2011



    ... Lake effect snow watch in effect from late Sunday night
    through Monday afternoon...

    The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a lake effect
    snow watch for northern Herkimer County... which is in effect from late
    Sunday night through Monday afternoon.

    * Locations... northern Herkimer County.

    * Hazard types... heavy lake effect snow.

    * Accumulations...16 or more inches.

    * Timing... late Sunday night through much of Monday.

    * Impacts... locally snow covered roads and reduced visibilities
    due to falling and blowing snow.

    * Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

    * Temperatures... in the mid 20s.

    * Visibilities... under one mile at times.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A lake effect snow watch means there is a potential for a large
    amount of snow in only a few hours. Visibilities and depth of
    snow can vary greatly... impacting travel significantly. Continue
    to monitor the latest forecasts.

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  20. I hope it is true!I have a good feeling the snow and steady cold weather is about to come.

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  21. Here is the statement from the NWS website:

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
    405 PM EST SAT DEC 31 2011


    NYZ032-011100-
    /O.NEW.KALY.LE.A.0002.120102T0500Z-120102T2300Z/
    NORTHERN HERKIMER-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATWELL...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...
    MCKEEVER...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...OLD FORGE
    405 PM EST SAT DEC 31 2011

    ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
    SNOW WATCH FOR NORTHERN HERKIMER COUNTY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE
    SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

    * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN HERKIMER COUNTY.

    * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

    * ACCUMULATIONS....7 OR MORE INCHES.

    * TIMING...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY.

    * IMPACTS...LOCALLY SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES
    DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

    * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

    * TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

    * VISIBILITIES...UNDER ONE MILE AT TIMES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A LARGE
    AMOUNT OF SNOW IN ONLY A FEW HOURS. VISIBILITIES AND DEPTH OF
    SNOW CAN VARY GREATLY...IMPACTING TRAVEL SIGNIFICANTLY. CONTINUE
    TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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  22. I hope its true, be back up on fri cant wait

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  23. TRUE WEATHERMAN EAGLE BAY!!January 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Statement as of 11:51 AM EST on January 01, 2012



    ... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect from midnight
    tonight to midnight EST Monday night...

    * locations... Hamilton and northern Herkimer counties.

    * Hazard types... heavy lake effect snow and blowing snow.

    * Accumulations... 15 to 22 inches of snow.

    * Timing... late tonight through Monday evening.

    * Impacts... locally snow covered roads and reduced visibilities
    due to falling and blowing snow.

    * Winds... west to southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35
    mph.

    * Temperatures... mid to upper 20s... falling through the teens
    Monday evening.

    * Visibilities... under one mile at times in falling and blowing
    snow.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A lake effect snow warning means significant amounts of lake-
    effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or
    impossible. Lake-effect snow showers typically align themselves
    in bands and will likely be intense enough to drop 1 to several
    inches of snow per hour for several hours. Visibilities vary
    greatly and can drop to zero within minutes. Travel is strongly
    discouraged. Commerce could be severely impacted. If you must
    travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
    vehicle in case of an emergency.

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  24. Ill be up in northwoods all weekend

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  25. Here's the latest statement straight from the National Weather Service. Things look pretty good...

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
    423 PM EST SUN JAN 1 2012

    NYZ032-033-021000-
    /O.CON.KALY.LE.W.0001.120102T0500Z-120103T0500Z/
    NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATWELL...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...
    MCKEEVER...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...OLD FORGE...SPECULATOR
    423 PM EST SUN JAN 1 2012

    ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
    TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT...

    * LOCATIONS...WESTERN ADIRONDACKS.

    * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

    * TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...LOCALLY SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES
    DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

    * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

    * TEMPERATURES...MID TO UPPER 20S...FALLING THROUGH THE TEENS INTO
    THE SINGLE DIGITS MONDAY EVENING.

    * VISIBILITIES...UNDER ONE MILE AT TIMES IN FALLING AND BLOWING
    SNOW.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-
    EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
    IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES
    IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL
    INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY
    GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
    DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST
    TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
    VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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  26. TANNERS ARCTIC CAT SPECULATORJanuary 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY....

    * TIMING... LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY MORNING.

    * ACCUMULATIONS... 6 TO 12 INCHES OVERNIGHT... 10 TO 20 INCHES MONDAY... 5 TO 10 INCHES MONDAY NIGHT... AND 1 TO 3 INCHES TUESDAY. STORM TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 FEET IN PERSISTENT BANDS WITH AROUND 7 FEET ON THE TUG HILL PLATEAU.

    * WINDS... WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH.

    * VISIBILITIES... NEAR ZERO IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

    * TEMPERATURES... LOWS AROUND 30 OVERNIGHT. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S MONDAY. LOWS 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO MONDAY NIGHT. BETWEEN 5 BELOW AND 5 ABOVE ZERO TUESDAY.

    * IMPACTS... THE COMBINATION OF LOCALLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL RESULT IN PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WHICH WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR EVEN NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES WITH LOCALIZED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 81 AND ADJACENT ROADWAYS WILL BE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY THE INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR EVEN NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES.

    IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR... MAKE SURE THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES AND WATER HEATERS.

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  27. You bozo's can quit pasting weather forecast. If they were on paper I'd use them in the bathroom. We can source and read this fiction ourselves. Anything we get will sit well on the 14" from last week. Oh, forgot that ended up being about 3 after it rained like heck. Was up this weekend and it was warm and rain, ground is still soft. Still a ways from even fair conditions.

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  28. We put on 80 miles between thurs/fri. I was very surprised how good the trails were with min snow. We enjoyed the town and brought in the New Year with a bunch of friends. Beats staying home.

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  29. Casper,
    I'd much rather us get snow than " wait for the ground to freeze". The ground is plenty frozen enough to support any snow the Old Forge area may receive. And the temps are looking more than favorable for snow. No need for negativity at a time that mother nature is giving us some hope.

    Keep the forecasts coming, I like reading them :)

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  30. casper i agree reports have changed four times today.wake up in the morning and look out the window.this is just a waste of space on steves computer.

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  31. Anon (10:38 PM) you know not what you talk about. I was in OF Sunday morning and put a shovel in the ground like going through butter. The ground and lakes would be much better off later in the season to have cold before getting an insulating covering of snow. This just makes it go faster the next time it warms up and goes from both sides.

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  32. bla bla bla...stop pasting weather forecasts...when it falls from the sky then you'll know it's here...buncha yahoos !!!

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  33. looks like old foge is gettin dumped on

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  34. Any recent pics or snowfall totals for today thus far would be greatly appreciated from the Old Forge Trail system, thanks all..Safe riding..

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  35. Remember it's lake effect. 2 feet equals 8 inches of packed by the groomers...reeelllllaaaax

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  36. Glenmore already a fresh foot of snow in 3 hrs. Calling for more snow for the next 48hrs.. Here is the live cam.. we rode over from stillwater and they had more

    http://www.oldforgesnow.com/

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  37. Lol at all these guys...would you rather no snow? 8" of lake effect is better that no snow at all! Sheesh. Thank god for what were getting. Fingers crossed :)

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  38. Got Groomed trails?...not so much.
    BUT..Better get on the ball procrastinators. .Call in motel resv.,Fuel up..shut the cell off..call in sick....load'em and go!
    ...Window of opportunity will be short.
    WARM up next weekend.
    :{

    Have Fun.

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  39. Steve, get the hamsters moving..fire up the street/parking lot view.!
    My sister is unable to travel and she keeps track of your images and videos of the day..

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  40. Better off to wait for Mr. Steve to grace us all with a Video tommorrow. Hop the groomers can get out soon !!!

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