Monday 2-22-16

Feb 23, 2016

Greetings and welcome!

We had a little freezing drizzle and light snow last night and this morning. The snow added up to a solid 2″ by the time I left for work, and there was at least that much when I got home.

Late morning a friend in Wabeno said that they had 3-3.5″. I’m guessing that we had over two that settled a little. It wasn’t enough to restore the trails to their pre-weekend condition, but it helped cover a lot of the ugliness.

There is a big storm coming to the neighborhood about Wednesday, but right now it looks like we will be watching from the cheap seats. Our friends in IL and the lower U.P. are in for a good one, but we are only in for the wind and cold behind it at this point. It wouldn’t have to back up much to put us in the snow, but it isn’t in the forecast just yet.

We have a chance of some light snow Tuesday night, a little lake effect from the big storm Wednesday, and there is a decent looking small storm for Sunday.

We are looking at daytime highs in the low to mid-30s almost daily. The sun looks like it will be kept at bay most of the week, and at this time of year that is good news.

As far as trail conditions, we need snow. The warm weather and traffic took a big toll on the trails last weekend. The areas that survived with base froze in as solid ice, and some of that is rough from tracks. Areas that wore to grass or gravel have about 2″ of fresh snow.

We were cloudy and in the low 30s today. The snow settled a little and most plowed/treated roads melted off. Untreated roads were bare in sunny spots and a little icy in sheltered areas.

A couple of more snows like today and the conditions will be a lot better.

That is it from here. Have a good Tuesday and thank you for visiting!

RJB