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Monday, March 30, 2009

Lack of snow in March ended a good season a bit early

Temperatures did not stray from normal that dramatically with the exception of a few days. The lack of snow however in a month that is traditionally quite snowy in Vermont was a bit startling. In the end less than 15 inches of snow fell if my math is correct and the one big storm early in the month slalomed around the state for the most part hitting coastal cities as opposed to the interior. Interestingly, March of 2007 had some warm weather in the back half of the month but two big storms, a couple of feet of terrain enhanced snow and a nice stretch of spring skiing is a striking contrast to the last 30 days. There is more warm weather and more rain on the way for this week, a byproduct of the pattern which is causing massive problems in the northern plains which began as flooding and is now evolving into an epic late-winter week with one blizzard set for March 31st and another huge snow event during the upcoming weekend. Both systems will produce rain at MRG as both storms track well into Quebec.

As far as you back country and Tuckerman's enthusiasts are concerned I would act fast and dodge the rain drops if you want to ski down to the base. The upper part of Tucks will be fine and should get a burst of winter during the middle part of April as the pattern appears as if it will turn both unstable and a bit on the chilly side. I will do one more final wrap on the season but if this is your last SCWB read then have a good summer and stay safe !!

6 comments:

ml242 said...

thanks for another season of excellent work....

Jim said...

Great winter, Josh! You were right when everyone else was wrong this year, which is much appreciated by us powder hounds who live two hours away and watch storms with one hand ready to call in sick. :-)

emg2142 said...

Thanks Josh..... You are really appreciated down in the Boston area for your straight forward approach and excellent detail.

Thanks for the great work and if your ever in town drinks are on me.

Dave Hahn said...

Thanks for your tireless work on behalf of Mad River Glen and her diehard fans! Not sure what I will do without this blog all summer :(

"LBJ" said...

Thank you Josh, your blog was very informative and useful. Though as a few of us MRG folks rally for a trip to Mount Washington...will keep reading if you are able and willing to keep posting for a wee bit longer.

The Package said...

josh - you rule! but summer is aways off and powder is here! let's get an update!