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Snow to be soft and plentiful throughout the week
Storms dumping huge amounts of snow and rain in the Sierras and Wasatch look to be headed for Vail and Beaver Creek continuing Vail's good fortunes of soft and plentiful snow.
Reid Griebling 

Snow to be soft and plentiful throughout the week

By Reid Griebling

February 17, 2009 —  After a great holiday weekend with good amounts of snow falling in the Vail Valley we turn our attention to a storm festering just off the coast of California. This storm is already dumping huge amounts of rain and snow in the Sierras and is slowly creeping our way.

We should see some snow showers develop late Monday evening becoming widespread over the entire Western Slope as Tuesday morning arrives. Snow showers should stick around until late Wednesday Feb. 18 as this storm will meander east.

Totals should be good for both Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 18-19) so long as the Sierras and the Wasatch have not tapped all of the moisture.

Favoring Beaver Creek over Vail southwest winds will shift west as the low moves into the plains by Thursday afternoon. Winds will blow up to 20 mph with gusts in the 40 mph range over ridge tops. Daytime temps will be mild with highs in the 20's and overnight lows in the single digits.

Expect 8-12 inches by Wednesday evening with another 2-3 to fall overnight into Thursday.

Regardless, it looks like the next three days should be soft at both resort mountains.




Comment on article  3 Comments on "Snow to be soft and plentiful throughout the week"


Mike — February 20, 2009

He swings, and he misses!

When you make predictions, you should write follow-up articles that review how right (read: wrong) you were. This will give people some sense of your historical performance.

In my opinion, you shouldn't even bother try to predict the weather. It's impossible here.


Robin  — February 20, 2009

Follow-up articles? You gotta be kidding. Just glad the lad has his nose in the clouds, doing his snow dance and looking out for all of us who enjoy the go guy!


Reid — February 21, 2009

Mike, yes tough week for western slope forecasters, lucky for me I went below what the NWS was predicting by almost a foot. As for the follow up articles, mother nature does them for me whether I was right or wrong, besides, if I wrote articles for the times I missed I would have to do the same for the times I was right, and those articles would make me look like an arrogant prick! Thanks for your input, please keep reading.



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