XC Ski Report 2/6/19
Hanson Hills: Trails are looking good with a fresh dusting of snow overnight. GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, and BROWN along with Easy return have been groomed this morning. Groomers Jason and Tommy G. are going to tackle RED and set fresh tracks today as well. Blizzardfest on Saturday. https://hansonhills.org/blizzard-fest
XC Ski Headquarters: We received about an inch of snow last night. The great news is that, with the cold temps and even colder ground beneath the snow, the trails are firm enough for us to use the pre-seeder attachment on the tractor to grind up the ice and create a really nice, skiable surface to ski on. Bob completed the skating lanes and also reset tracks on the Blizzard and Rolling Hills trails yesterday. Mike will continue with the Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Trappers Cabin trails today. It’s turning out even better than we expected, and with the bit of fresh snow on top, the skiing will be quite good today!
TV 9 & 10 Weather:
This Afternoon: Any remaining snow, sleet or freezing drizzle comes to an end and skies will be mostly cloudy for the rest of your day and evening. Highs will be in the upper 10s to low 30s with winds out of the East/Northeast at 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Things start off quiet tonight with cloudy skies but we start to see the first portions of a storm system move in around 2 am Thursday morning. This starts in the Lower Peninsula as scattered snow, sleet and freezing drizzle which could give us slick morning commutes. Overnight lows range from the low teens to upper 20s with winds out of the East/Northeast at 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: We have a messy and sloppy system moving in Thursday. Your morning is looking at scattered snow for the U.P. and snow/sleet/freezing drizzle for the L.P. with the precipitation increasing for the afternoon and evening. The Lower Peninsula is mainly looking at sleet, freezing rain and rain while the U.P. sees heavy to moderate snow and mixed showers. It isn’t going to be a widespread constant system but more of a few waves of moisture. Regardless we will have slick roads and tough commutes at times. Highs range from the mid 20s to mid 40s.
Friday & The Weekend: Lake effect takes over for your Friday with gusty winds and cooler temps. Highs will be in the low teens to mid 20s. Some lake effect out there for your with highs in the mid teens to mid 20s. Sunday starts quiet but some light snow moves through the Lower Peninsula in the evening and nighttime hours. Highs will be in the low 20s to low 30s.
Next Week: Scattered snow starts off your morning on Monday but skies clear out for the afternoon and evening. Temps reach the low 20s to low 30s.
-Meteorologist Melanie Steinberg