Forbush Corner: We received another 4″ of snow last night. The East Trail System is being re-groomed this morning. Open today from 10 AM to 3 PM and all Monday’s going forward. Friday hours are 1 PM to 5 PM. The lights are back on too !!! This Saturday evening we will have the lighted loop available for skiing. Also a bonfire and s’mores at the fire pit just outside the Warming Room. Very exciting …
Hanson Hills: Groomers will be out rolling and repacking the trail system again today. We have a lot of drift areas from yesterday’s high winds. Also a few tree limbs to clear from the trail. Conditions will be slow due to the soft snow.
XC Ski Headquarters: Yesterday was a winter wonderland with all the snow we received from the night before. With plenty of snow in the trees, Ginzu Dana spent the entire day packing the new snow, setting fresh tracks and snow-combed skating lanes to perfection. We received another one to two inches of snow last night, which will make it all the more beautiful today. Groomer Henry will snow comb all the skating lanes and will reset the track where necessary early this morning. We have 10-12 inches of snow in the woods, and 6-8 inches of packed snow on the trails. It will be another beautiful day to go skiing, and we have even more snow in the forecast!
9&10 weather forecast:
Lake effect snow continues to fall in the Northern Lower counties and for portions of the Eastern UP. The lake effect bands taper off this evening for a brief quieter period. For those kids plan who on playing in the snow on their snow day, you’ll need to make sure they’re bundled up as highs are mainly in the teens today with West/Southwest winds at 5-15 mph making it feel even colder. Tonight more snow is added on top of what we’ve already seen as a Clipper moves into the region dropping 3-6″ for some into Tuesday morning with the higher amounts being along the Lake Michigan counties. Overnight lows hit the mid single digits to mid teens with winds out of the Southwest at 5-10 mph.
Tuesday the snow keeps coming as the clipper pushes of the East, the winds pick up with lake enhanced from the system in the morning to lake effect snow after the system moves out. Another 3-6″ of snow is expected mainly West of 131 and areas from Leelanau to Manistee could see locally higher amounts. The windy conditions and periods of heavy snow will cause low visibility at times so if you need to travel take it slow. Highs are going to be in the mid teens to low 20s.
Lake effect snow showers will kick back up Wednesday with highs in the low teens to low 20s. Some light lake effect snow will be out there Thursday but the snow will end as the afternoon and evening arrive. Highs are going to be in the mid teens to mid 20s. Friday is going to be much warmer as a system moves in from the South. Highs are going to be in the low 30s to low 40s! The warmer temperatures make for a sloppy mix of rain and snow that continues into Saturday. Colder air starts to filter back in Saturday afternoon to evening causing highs to occur in the morning with temperatures falling through the day. That also means the rain/snow mix turns to just snow. Sunday lake effect snow keeps the snow totals going up with highs back in the upper teens to mid 20s.
-Meteorologist Emily Kennedy