No video today. But the webcams tell the story. If you aren't here you're missing out. Have guys doing loop rides of 150 to 200 miles and enjoying every mile of it.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Storm front came in late morning and by 1pm we starting seeing snow. Not a big snow maker when it came to inches, but a good storm when it came to everyone getting it. Made it better for taking loop rides and not having to stay where the lake effect bands gave us snow.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts of up to 8 inches possible across portions of the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks.
Are we going to have a replay of last week? If we get another 8 this week, we'll be in good shape for some time, as long as we don't get a warm up. We did get to 10 below last night before the clouds moved in and warmed things up. Only other thing to report is, you're missing out if you are here.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
I think Monday morning is going to be the coldest one we've had this season so far. Forecast is saying -2, but I'm predicting more like 10 to 15 below. We had sun today and believe it or not, that can be a good thing in some ways. It isn't good for keeping the roads covered. But it can be good for the trails, it softens them up during the day and then they freeze down at night making for a better base. Not much else to report on, besides winter is here and I hope you're getting a chance to enjoy it.
The number of times people looked at the blog was way down on Saturday. So I hope it's because, you got a chance to get out and ride some with all the new snow the area has seen this past week. Traffic was very heavy Saturday, but I think the colder temps helped keep things frozen down and the trails held up better the the high traffic level.
Friday, January 22, 2021
And to think just a week ago people where canceling their reservation for the holiday weekend because of lack of snow and by this weekend the groomers will be out in full force doing their magic. Please give them the right of way, because the less times they have to stop, the more they can get done.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
We had lake effect today again and added another inch or two to the snow total for the week. Looks like another 4 to 6 on Thursday and Friday. Which is OK by me, let's stock pile some snow. Never hurts to have a extra foot or two on the ground, just in case you need it. It also makes live so much easier on the groomers, when they don't have to worry about clipping something with the mogul master.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Lake effect gave us half a foot plus on Tuesday and looks like more to come by the end of the week. What else can I say, we went from stay at home, to you're missing out in a matter of days. Welcome to Upstate New York weather.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
So let's see who picks up on something that you don't see that often in today's video. I watched it a few times before I caught it. If nobody notices it, I'll give you some hits. Conditions are good and getting better by the day. Now let's just hope it stays this way till the end of the season.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
The storm dropped 6 plus inches of heavy wet snow that has turned things around overnight. This evening the lake effect snow machine is starting to fire up and it looks like another 4 to 8 from that. So conditions are good and it's time to get out there an start enjoying winter. Today's video pretty much says it all, hope you enjoy it.
Five inches of great packing snow and still snowing. Conditions have gone from marginal to fair over night and if it keeps snowing like this all day, we will have good conditions by this evening. You couldn't ask for better snow than we are getting today. Then through in some lake effect after this storm front passes. More later, I'm going out to plow.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The 2021 snowmobile season may be getting started this weekend, if we get the snow that is in the forecast. You'll see in the video that there have been a few sleds around town, but nothing like it should be for the second week of January. By what I'm seeing, the snow we will be getting will improve conditions very fast, as it will be snow from a storm and not lake effect.
Just watched the 11pm news and weather. Local forecast is calling for 5 to 8 from the storm, with lake effect to follow. Who knows, with it being a holiday weekend, we may just pull off a two day weekend of riding yet. Just not the norm of Friday and Saturday, but Saturday and Sunday for those who have it off.
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of greater than 7 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph Saturday morning into the evening. * WHERE...Northern Herkimer, Hamilton, Northern Warren and Northern Fulton Counties.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Forecast is still holding, with snow 8 out of 10 days. The thousand dollar question is, will we get it? No big number snow falls, which can be a good thing. Light snow all day, could mean the roads don't get plowed and they just pack down. Went out to north street and took a walk out onto trail 1 to see how it was looking. Could see solid ice base, where someone spun their track, with an inch or two of cover. How thick the base was I can't say for sure, but I would guess it isn't all that thick. Saying sled traffic the last few days has been light, is an under statement. Not much else to report and keep your fingers crossed the forecast comes true.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Can you believe it, it's snowing. Doesn't look like it's going to amount to much, but at least it's a start. Everything is frozen down, all we need is 6 inches to make it rideable. It won't be great, but better than anything we've had so far this season.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
The long range forecast is now showing some numbers with the snow showers. Nothing to get all crazy about, but at least enough that we may start to get some riding in for the season if it comes true. I'm also liking some of the wind directions I'm seeing, that may also bring us some lake effect. But that you never know till it happens. Nothing much else to report. Hope everyone is safe and getting your projects done, as we all wait for it to snow.
Friday, January 8, 2021
So I want to know which one of you didn't have snow on your Christmas list for Santa? There has to be someone to blame for the lack of snow this year. I know it's all Dave's fault.
Hasn't been much to report on. Had a few people come up and give it a try the beginning of the week. They all said the same thing. Wasn't sorry they did it and only saw a few other people out there. Conditions aren't anything to talk about and if there was any kind of traffic at all, the little snow that is out there wouldn't last long. So I guess that goes along with the town report of VERY MARGINAL conditions.
Monday, January 4, 2021
Started doing the video yesterday and then I got side tracked. So here is Sunday's video on Monday morning. Things have frozen back down after the early Saturday morning R and we have gotten a heavy dusting to an inch of new snow late Sunday afternoon into the evening. We also have some light snow this morning that is coming off of the lake.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
I've been saying that it's quiet around town the last few days. Well with the R we had over night, turning everything into mashed potatoes this morning, it got even quieter today. It's 8:30 at night and there is only one car in Fastrac's parking lot and not a sled to be heard or seen. I'm just hoping that the few that did go out riding today, didn't mess things up to much. Because the temps are dropping into the teens tonight and the trails will be freezing in however they left them.
Friday, January 1, 2021
Hope everyone had a nice New Years Day and are safe and heathy. It was a very quiet holiday here in the north country this year. So quiet, one of the guests we have in, asked if it is always like this. I told them no, between lack of snow and covid it's been a slow winter season so far. I'm just hoping that Saturday morning we don't see to much R and it's more snow than anything. So cross your fingers and put in a few extra dance steps.