Thursday February 4th, 2010

Greetings and welcome!

There is a little light snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow, and again Sunday and Monday.

This is the result of the storm well to our south extending up this way courtesy of the circulation from the big high pressure area in Canada. As the southern reaches of the high bring easterly winds, the snow could get augmented by the lake effect. Some areas in WI could see 3-5 close to the lake, but we are looking at light snow.

There is more light snow possible again Sunday and Monday and again several times through the long term forecast. There are no big storms obvious now, but even a minor retreat of the blocking high pressure could change that.
In the news.. The Iron Snowshoe opened trails south of C back up. You will want more snow before you ride them in most areas, but if you are bent on it at least you are not trespassing.
The fire at Thorntons was in the local paper today. There wasn’t much new information excpt that Cathy said that they were going to try to rebuild as soon as possible.
In the e-mail Dockside sent me a few events. They are having a super bowl party Sunday with drink specials, raffles, and they will raffle off an LCD TV. They also have bucket golf  and a meat & prize raffle coming up March 13th.

In events for this weekend I have the Feb 6th Trump Lake Fishoree in Wabeno. Chris added the following..

February 6 Parkway Inn
Twin Bridge Area

Ice Bowling at Parway Inn

Food & Refreshments, Music

February 6 Ray’s Boneyard Saloon

12th Annual Balls Beater Run 2010

Antique Snowmobile Show – 8am – 12noon
Swap meet, Snowmobile Raffle, Music, Food & Refreshments

February 6-7 Chute Pond
County Park

54th Annual Chute Pond Fish-O-Rama

Sponsored by the Mountain Fire Dept. Auxiliary
8am – 4pm – Food, Refreshments, Raffles, Heated building, Fireworks Sat. at 5 pm

February 7 Birch Hills Resort
Townsend Flowage

Kitty Kat Races

WKSRA Racing starting at 8am

Another couple of inches of light snow would put me back onto the trail in carefully selected spots. It won’t help bare roads and dirt spots too much, but at least there will be something on top of the ice base where it survived to cool and lubricate.¬† For now the inch or inch and a half is just good enough to make it look a little better.

As far as riding, the word is west of 32, north of Lakewood, and north of 8 and west of 141 will bring good or good enough trails. Around here we need more snow to heal up the damage done by the thaws and rains of a few weeks ago.

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