Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Will it happen...........

2pm update:  Snow has started and it looks like the main part of the storm will hit later on.

Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of
3 to 7 inches from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Wednesday.

We have light snow in the air this morning from the first front .  It looks like the second front will bring us snow later today.  The thousand dollar question is what will the weekend bring us.  Right now it looks like wet weather again.  We had the same thing last year and conditions didn't get good till the 9th of Jan.  It will come and soon we'll all be smiling we when get out on the trails again.  

Hope everyone has a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Oh how it changes.............

Just yesterday it didn't look like we would see any snow till maybe Tuesday.  Now there is a winter storm watch posted for us starting Sunday into Monday.  It has possible 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet in it and that could be a very good thing.  Because sleet adds up really fast and makes for good base.  But the bad part of the watch is possible ice, maybe half an inch.  I don't think anyone ever looks forward to ice in the forecast.  At least I know I don't, all it does is make a mess of things.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas !

I'd like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas !

 It's been very quiet around town, when it comes to sled traffic.  Have a few rooms in making the best of what we got.  I'm sure some of you have noticed the cams are out on the top of McCauley.  The 18 below the other night wasn't liked by some of the equipment and I'm working on getting it repaired.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Light traffic...............

Sled traffic has been very light today.  I was thinking we would see a good amount of day trippers.  But I guess with Christmas just around the corner they stayed home.    But it's probably a good thing that traffic was light.  Not sure if things would of held together if we had normal weekend traffic.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

A few.......

There's a few people in town riding.  But I would say most weekdays after Christmas there are more people around than there was today.  Saw that they are predicting for the north east to be colder than most years.  I'll take it and I'm OK if they put in some above average snow also.  Got all the Christmas shopping done last night.  There is something to be said for heading out around 6 and getting back at 2am.  One of them is, you don't see any cars after you get on 28 at that hour.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Good Day............

Got much more than what was in the forecast.  Tonight things have pretty much stopped.  Just a little blast here and there.

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If you haven't noticed...........

It's been snowing all day and we'll be passing the half a foot of new snow mark here pretty soon. Who ever has the new dance moves keep it going!  More later.

1:50pm update.     Snow is at the one foot mark on the snow stick out front.
Here's what it was looking like from lake effect.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Looking Better..........

Forecast is looking better for Wednesday than before, with snow most of the day.  Now just have to hope for the rest of the week to get some more snow in the forecast than there is now.  But at least it's cold all the way through the 10 day.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

But not for long.............

The R on Saturday took some of the frost out of the ground.  Because when I drove around on the back lot this afternoon, you could see the dirt/mud mixing in with the snow.  But it won't be that way for long, with the temps we'll be having this coming week.   Thursday a high of 4 and a low of -6.  I just wish there was more snow in the forecast than there is.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Check this out...............

Turn up the sound on the video player.  Old Forge in the hay days of the ski train.


Getting here early.............

The R has changed over to snow at 8pm, so it got here a little early and that's Ok by me.  I saw on the radar that west of us really got hit hard with the R a few hours ago.  I hate to say it, but we took a harder hit over the last few days, than we did on Monday.  So cross your fingers and get a dancing.  May be can get a good shot from this, to bring things back around.  Also if you haven't noticed, I updated the camera on the live feed and the picture is really good. http://www.christysmotel.com/live/

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* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7
inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph causing blowing snow.

* WHERE...Northern Herkimer and Hamilton Counties.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Sunday.

Lola is missing............

She was last seen on Petrie Rd. On her collar is my personal phone number and my parents phone number. If you see a little white fluff looking lost please call 315-369-5474 or 315-357-6069. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Starting Saturday night............

It must be the 24 hour bug, when it comes to bad weather.  Because that's all it's been taking to mess things up.  Forecast is looking promising starting late Saturday night.  Just hope as before, we don't have to start all over again and some base is left.  I did see and hear a few sleds around town today, before the R moved in.  Everyone I talked with has been pretty upbeat about the conditions and are going to enjoy the event weekend.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

What a difference in 24 hours............

This is for sure a case of easy come, easy go and go it went with the R and warmth on Monday.  Forecast isn't looking all that great for the weekend either.  What else is there to say, but cross your fingers we don't have to start from nothing after the next warm up.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Opening Day of 2019 -2020 season.

On my way out, but wanted to show you what it was looking like.  Just hoping the warmth and R don't hurt us to much.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Get it done before the end of the year !

For those of you that haven't gotten your snowmobile permit for the year.  Just  a heads up the first of the year the price is going up as follows.  So it will save you some $$ to get it done before the end of the year.
On January 1, 2020 permit fees will increase: $100 for seasonal permit, $60 for seasonal weekday permit, $55 for weekly (7-day) permit and $80 for preseason permits, (which will go on sale for the 2020-21 season starting March 6, 2020.) Update: 
I guess that's what I get for cutting and pasting. I got the above off of the Old Forge site. It's amazing the difference a two letter word can make.  So let me make this clear.  

On January 1, 2020 permit fees will increase to: $100 for seasonal permit from $80, $60 for seasonal weekday permit from $50, $55 for weekly (7-day) permit from $45 and $80 for preseason permits from $65, (which will go on sale for the 2020-21 season starting March 6, 2020.)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Got More...........

I like it when the forecast is wrong and it's to our favor.  Was calling for 1 to 3 and we got an easy 5 to 6 if not more.  So at this time the snow is to the one foot mark on the snow stick out front.  I'm not crazy about the warm up that's coming.  But if it's short and we don't see to much R.  It could very well be a blessing.  It could turn the snow we have into a rock hard base.  But the key will be for people to stay off of it till it freezes back down.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

All Departments..............

The trail crew and highway department have been out getting things ready for the up coming Snodeo weekend.  All we need now is for Mother Nature to be kind to the area and give us some more snow so we can get out and do some riding.  The sun was out today and with as pretty as it was, it didn't do us any good.  It melted off some of the snow pack in the driveway and on the roads.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Not as much as some............

By what I'm hearing, areas to our south east like Albany got hit harder than us.  But I'll take what we got and it looks like more later in the week.  Yesterday I drove the posts in the ground to mark things so I don't hit them when plowing.  I can tell you this for sure.  There is a good two or more inches of frost in the ground at this time.

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