To kick things off, I’m reminded of a tv weather blooper I saw years ago where the female news anchor turns to the weatherman and says “so, where’s that 8 inches you promised me last night Bob?” As you can imagine, the weatherman took a while to get himself together to cover the daily weather, though this pretty much sums up this latest storm in Colorado.
We were set to be clearing snow until lunchtime today, but what happened?
It wasn’t a complete non-event (as we have predicted in the past), as some Utah resorts including Park City picked up a few inches, Steamboat boasted 7 inches this morning and Copper scored 3-4 inches both overnight and again today. Other resorts in the central Colorado area also scored similarly, with reports ranging from an inch to 8 inches in total.
The snow hasn’t quite finished up yet, though the best opportunity for snow has certainly passed. What did hit the mark was our predictions for high winds. Gale force gusts were reported right across the high country and if you didn’t have your dog on a leash, it probably got blown away too.
Today’s video comes from a telemark skier on youtube who posted this POV vid from Keystone today. Ok, so it’s no Spielberg production, but it shows that during the day, the winds were bearable, the visibility was a little flat (though far from a white out) and the snow under foot certainly improved from the ice sheets prior to this latest top up.
In the forecast, it look reasonably dry right across the board. A dusting here and an inch there is about all we have to suggest at the major resorts as we wait for the next wave of storms which appear to be later in the week for the West coast and into the weekend for Utah and Colorado. We hope you had a great weekend and we’ll see you on the mountain.