Belleayre picked up about 8" today before close. 📷 Belleayre

Back-End Update #1: Wed-Fri 1/10-12

There's a big storm underway right now. Blue Knob reported 12" this morning before it changed over and spun their lifts by surprise, and a follower also let us know that Belleayre received about 8" by the end of the day, but rain was on its doorstep. This improves my confidence in the forecast as that was at the top end of expectations. We know it won't stay all powdery by the morning, but the more snow that falls on the front-end, the better things will be after the rain. Wind is a big concern, so make sure if you are looking to ski tomorrow that there is power by checking those snow reports! Some areas will receive hurricane force wind gusts with this and there will be trees down all over with the addition of heavy wet snow in the northern areas. It would not be surprising to see widespread power outages, with some lasting for days.

Behind the main storm there is a light back-end that lasts through Wednesday, and then a clipper will move through to re-amp the snow behind the storm extending the snow through early Friday morning. We'll have some wind issues unfortunately, very strong gusts in the western regions, though from Eastern New York and Northern New England they will only be marginally threatening to lifts but still worth covering of course. Here's a simulated radar loop from the 18z NAM3K covering 8AM on Wednesday through the end of Thursday to set this up.

Below in this update there will be a snowfall forecast for the back-end snow through Friday, and wind hold forecasts for Wednesday (updated), Thursday, and Friday. Tomorrow morning coverage starts for the MLK weekend storm that hits Saturday with a back-end that may last through Monday and beyond. The holiday weekend will be tricky.


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