Monday 2-8-16

Feb 9, 2016

Greetings and welcome!

A weak area of low pressure brought an interesting day in weather today. The day started with a light snow and icy glaze on the windshield at 6:30am. It was enough to glaze the roads with that mix.

As I headed east toward Wausaukee I ran into some rain. It was small drops, but there were enough of them to have the wipers on with no delay. It glazed the roads like a doughnut.

It rained and sleeted a few times over the course of the day. The sunset brought snow, wind, and a drop in temperatures from the mid 20s to the mid-teens. As of 9pm we have about 3/4″ of snow on top of the glaze, but it seems like I drove through more than that on the way home.

The GFS has a cold northwest wind coming, and the back of the low will keep it possible that some Lake Superior lake effect snow could make it here. We will take whatever we can get. Even the glaze will help the cause.

Tomorrow is about our last chance for snow before next weekend. After that I am seeing a cold dry northwest flow. With highs in the mid-teens and lows around zero, we won”t be losing much to the sun, but we need snow.

Most of the trails took a good pounding last weekend. Reports have trails that didn’t have quite as much snow and high traffic areas showing rocks/snirt/bumps.

Only a little farther north things improve considerably. When I was in Pembine and Dunbar today the side roads that I was on would have been a top notch ride. The trails that I saw from the road looked great. Likewise I have a report that north and west of Townsend is nice.

Hopefully I will get a better handle on more areas as the week progresses. We have a big weekend for events coming up, and I will recap that too.

Have a good night and thank you for visiting!

RJB