Forbush Corner: February 21, Still 100% coverage on all the trails at Forbush after the warm-up and rain on Friday and Saturday. Classic skiing with zero skis was good yesterday. Lots of sticks to flick, but trails are still in great shape. The deck firmed up overnight and should be good for skiing as is today, but grooming will take place if needed later this morning.Sunday, February 21st – Grooming Report
Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails Open at 9am. We received 2 inches of new snow overnight. Groomer Jason will be out this morning grooming and resetting track on Green/Blue/Red.
XC Ski Headquarters: As of 7 am we have received at least 3 inches of fresh snow and the snow continues to come down. It is fine dense snow and will groom up very nicely. Groomer Henry will start grooming early this morning, snow combing all the skating lanes and setting fresh tracks on all the trails. We have an 7 to 11 inch base, and there is 10 to 16 inches of snow in the woods. The first trails should be ready to ski by 10am. Great conditions!
TV 9 & 10 weather forecast:
Today: Winds will continue to be gusty through the entire day and this will continue to blow and drift open areas. Reduced visibilities and some drifts in roadways will be the big concern through the day. Skies will be partly sunny for some to mostly cloudy for others this afternoon and evening with a chance for some lake effect as the evening and night approaches. Highs today are going to be in the low 20s to low 30s with winds out of the Northwest/North at 12-25mph. Gusts will be around 30-35mph which will continue to drift open areas.
Tonight: Expect clouds with some light snow possible and winds will be out of the Northwest at 10-20mph. This could generate some lake effect snow but overall it won’t be anything to terrible. Snow will continue to blow and drift around with overnight lows in the upper single digits to low 20s.
Friday & Weekend: Expect to see partly to mostly cloudy skies with some light snow. Highs are going to be in the low 20s to low 30s and winds will taper off as the day moves on. Saturday is looking to be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Sunday is looking to be cloudy with a clipper system arriving later in the morning. This clipper will provide snow for the U.P. and a bit of snow and mix in the Northern L.P. The Central L.P. will see mixed showers and some rain through the day. Highs are going to range from the mid 20s to low 40s.
Next Week: Another clipper will move in to start the week. Snow and some gusty winds will be possible Monday with highs in the low 20s to mid 40s. Tuesday will be cloudy with a chance for some light snow. Highs will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Wednesday is looking iffy with a chance for a system to move into Northern Michigan out of the South. Right now it is just grazing Northern Michigan and moving East but we will watch this system closely. -Meteorologist Michael Stevens