Weekend storm could bring big March dump to the Vail Valley ... or another dreaded rain event
March 4, 2009 —
Another May day in March as a southwest flow brings moderate winds and temperatures well above average. Spring skiing at its best, yet we have roughly another 6 to 7 weeks until Vail's official closing day (April 19 to be exact).
Our next shot of snow looks to move into our area by Friday, March 6, and last into the weekend. This storm will move in from the northwest (finally) and bring with it colder temps and wind.
This storm does have the potential to be a good March dump as long as those temperatures drop well below freezing and winds are strong enough to create good oragraphic lift.
We should have some good moisture from the sup-tropic jet stream moving into our region for the past 7 to 10 days. It will be hard to predict snow totals until the storm arrives as our temps have been very warm of late and we could see a rain event out of this instead of snow.
Keep watch Friday as another forecast blog will be posted with a better idea of the strength of this storm.
Finally, with all of this warm weather and melting snow, it's almost time for golf season. Derek Rose and his staff at Eagle
Ranch have the snow throwers out and are clearing off greens, as are Neil Tretter and his staff at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Edwards.
And as I was poking through the RealVail website, clicking on our advertisers pages, I took a peek at what was happening at the Vail Golf Club.
Superintendent Steve Sarro and his crew are in the midst of re-irrigating the golf course, something that has never been done in the course's 40-year history. Steve has a blog spot with all of the information, updates, and photos.
Visit his blog or click the Vail Golf Club's advertisement at the top right of the RealVail.com home page. There are some great photos taken by Steve and his staff.
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