Cold air will be the norm in Vail this week
December 27, 2008 —
A frigid day to start the weekend as a northwest flow streams in very cold air. High temps on mountain will only get into the single digits and wind chill values will be well below zero degrees. Winds will be in the teens and twenties throughout the day with gusts higher over ridge tops.
Six inches fell overnight Friday at Vail and The Beav' chimed in with eight inches. A chance of snow tonight as a northwest flow will be the norm for the next five days.
I don't see any great accumulating snow this evening (1-4 inches). Sunday looks like a great day to ski with temps rising (mid 20's on hill) with light winds. This will be the pattern up until mid week when we have another chance at snow starting Wednesday.
I personally have been skiing this past week (thank you Devin and Regina) and it has been great. Eight feet of snow before the beginning of 2009 is just what we needed as January is normally our driest and coldest month.
Finally, I took a few photos on the 24th of December and as you can see, the north side of I-70 (south facing) is covered with snow, and as any local knows, when south facing aspects are covered, it means we have had lots of snow and great temps. Enjoy!
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