Wednesday Feb 10th, 2010

Greetings and welcome!

Mid-day Update

Both Chute Pond and Iron Snowshoe have weighed in with greatly improved trails. I have about an hour of work left and I am off for a ride.

Early Update

The snow from yesterday was welcome even if it wasn’t very much. Looking out the front step I would call it an inch or an inch and a half. It is a very fine snow, so it will not settle too much. It is nice sturdy stuff, I just wish it would have been a little more.

Most of our trails held a big ice base and didn’t need a lot to recover. It was just those sunny spots. Hopefully this is enough to mend them up a little so that we can get some ride time in. I am planning a ride later today to get a better look, by sled if at all possible time-wise.

I do expect that even if some of the more damaged trails aren’t perfect, they will be good enough, and there are great trails not too far to the north or west. There is also the strong possibility that places to our south and east that saw more melting saw more snow from this storm, based on the radar.

The weather still looks friendly for the weekend with daytime temps in the mid-20s.

The long term weather outlook is for more of the same. There is a little light snow here and there, but no organized storms for at least two weeks. The El Nino/AO/PDO force field of high pressure remains firmly anchored in place.

An interesting tid-bit that I ran into the other day.. Researchers are investigating theories that El Nino actually increases the length of day slightly. Other articles stated that it added up to about 1/10th of a second over a season. I did not know that.

As the nice young lady at the Rapids knew last weekend, we pick up 1:17 of daylight in February. If it isn’t going to snow, and the sun becomes more of a factor soon, I have to say ride it while you can. That is my plan anyway.

That is it for now. Have a good Wednesday and thank you for visiting!