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April roars in like a lion: more snow on the way
This scene from Monday morning could be replicated this weekend.
Photo by Tom Boyd 

April roars in like a lion: more snow on the way

By Reid Griebling

April 1, 2008 —  I was awakened by my wife Regina Monday morning with a whisper: “There's eight inches on our drive way.” 

We live in Edwards.  We all know what that means, powder day! I wasn't lucky enough to ski Monday, however, I did hear that it was a typical spring dump; deep and dense. Ski patrol at Vail reported 15 inches with density near ten percent (thanks Sunny), Beaver Creek reported 16 inches. 

On April 1, Vail Ski Patrol reported another six inches overnight with a 24 hour total of 11 inches, while The Beav' reported 7 inches.  WOW.

With that said, enjoy the last two weeks of skiing, they should be great.  The weather for the remainder of the week looks again, unsettled, with a chance of more snow  Wednesday night through the day Thursday.

It may not be as potent as the last storm, but enough to consider calling in sick. We may see 4-6 inches by mid-day Thursday.  Winds will increase as the next front moves through, ranging from 15-25 mph.

Temperatures will be mild again through the week, with highs on mountain in the mid 20s and 40s at the base.

The weekend looks great as a ridge of high pressure noses in and brings sunny skies, warm temps, and light winds.  We could see temperatures in the 50s down valley (Edwards, Eagle) and in the 30s on the hill.

It ought to be a great way to start the Spring Back to Vail events that will be scattered all over the Valley.  Enjoy the last weeks of snow-riding.



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