Where have all my powder days gone? February a bust for big snow in Vail and Beaver Creek
February 26, 2009 —
Scattered snow showers are in the forecast for most of the Western Slope as another weak disturbance passes through our area today.
Vail reported 2 inches of new snow overnight and Beaver Creek reported one.
Today's active weather doesn't look like it will produce much accumulating snowfall, just strong gusty winds and a drop in temperatures. We could see 1-3 inches fall on both resort mountains with locally higher amounts. We have a better chance of snow Friday Feb. 27 as a stalled low slowly moves east from the Washington, Oregon area.
Look for windy conditions Thursday night into Friday as this storm approaches and stays with us through Friday night. Expect 4-6 inches to fall by Saturday morning with cooler temps (low 20's on mountain) and light northwest winds (5-15 mph).
The weekend forecast has changed from early this week as sunshine should be with us most of Saturday and Sunday (Feb 28-Mar 1).
Spring-like skiing should be expected both Saturday and Sunday as another weak disturbance moves through Sunday night into Monday (March 2). This weak system doesn't look like it will produce much snow but we could get a fresh dusting of snow for Monday's morning report (1-3 inches).
Overall, February was a bust in my book. Normally we see at least three great powder day's (10-16 inches) but alas not this year. At least we have March on the horizon.
Finally, I will try and update this blog Saturday, however, I will be leaving for a boys ski trip to Summit County this weekend. Should be interesting.
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