Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

Greetings and welcome!

I got word that Iron Snowshoe reopened trails south of Hwy C again, though they remain in poor condition.

We have a chance of a little light snow tonight and tomorrow, but no accumulation is expected. Similarly the models are showing a little snow for Saturday and Sunday, again without much for accumulation.

Sunday evening into Monday a much more significant storm is shown impacting the area. This one is going to be close on the rain/snow line, but the GFS is showing a near perfect track for the low. The QPF on the storm is 1.0-1.25″, but it might not be all snow. Assuming that it actually hits the ground this time, we could see a 4-8 or 6-12″ snow. Behind the storm expect a lot of wind.

There is another storm showing up for the following weekend with no big thaws in the middle.

Here are some events from Chris’ event calendar..

Feb. 26 Gov. Thompson State Park
Woods Lake Picnic Area

Candlelight Ski/Hike Event

6 – 9 pm PM
Skiers can enjoy a 1-mile trail lit by beautiful candle luminaries. Non-skiers are welcome to hike on another candlelit 1-mile trail with scenic views of Woods Lake. Warming fires and hot chocolate are available for everyone.
A vehicle admission sticker is required and can be purchased at the park office

Feb. 26 Chute Pond/Mountain Area

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club Ride & Cookout

Club Ride, Trailside Cookout, and Take a Friend Snowmobiling Day
All three events will happen simultaneously on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
Visit Website for Details

I also saw in the paper that Wheel Inn is having outhouse races this weekend.

We have poor conditions in store for the weekend around here. The best riding opportunities will be south of about Hwy 64. Personally I would probably try southern Oconto, Langlade, and Shawano Counties.

Have a good Wednesday and thank you for visiting!