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New 12 inch powder storm may just miss the Vail Valley -- but stranger things have happened
Reid Griebling

New 12 inch powder storm may just miss the Vail Valley -- but stranger things have happened

By Reid Griebling

January 5, 2009 —  Cold temps will stay with us through the evening of Tuesday Jan. 6 as another quick shot of snow moves through our area. Only light snow will fall for the next 24 hours as some forecasters are calling for 6-12 inches by Tuesday evening.

Steamboat may be the only resort that receives the current snow storm as Vail and Beaver Creek will most likely see a dusting of a few inches (1-3) for the Tuesday morning report, and very light showers throughout the day Tuesday (1-2 inches).

Winds, however, will begin to increase Monday evening (Jan. 5) and persist throughout the day Tuesday. Wind speeds will range from 20-30 mph with gusts over the ridge tops in the 50 mph range. Temperatures will be cold again Tuesday with highs on mountain reaching the low teens (maybe) and windchill values will be well below freezing. Northwest winds will move snow around in exposed areas giving smart snow-riders an advantage for some fresh tracks.

Overall not a great set up for a big dump, but, stranger things have happened.

The rest of the week looks unsettled as we will see another storm move in by Thursday.




Comment on article  1 Comment on "New 12 inch powder storm may just miss the Vail Valley -- but stranger things have happened"


Regina — January 7, 2009

As I watch you boot up to go ski 11'' of new snow at Vail, I'd have to say your gut was wrong this time. :) Stranger things did happen, and it's a powder day. Have fun!



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