Snowmobile conditions 12/24 – Latest from the President of the local snowmobile club, The AuSable Valley Snowmobile Association – there are thousands of trees down on the trails due to the latest snowstorm. (which was snow, then rain and freezing rain, then more snow) They have been working for two days to get the Lovells trail open and it’s now open only to Wakeley Bridge Rd. That should give you an idea of how many trees are across the trails. From there to Lovells is still closed. They haven’t worked on the Frederic to Blue Bear. Hanson Hills trail and Blue Bear Connector have been groomed twice, however they won’t be groomed again until the rest of the trail system is open. The priority at this point is to get the rest of the trail system open. He said this is the worst storm they’ve ever had to deal with, in terms of damage to the trail system. What’s really frustrating is that all their groomer drivers/tree cutters are volunteers…and snowmobilers ride up to them and just sit there and watch them work. It would be really nice if once in awhile, they would hop off their machines and move a few branches! Let’s all work together to solve this problem and get these trails rideable! There is no prediction as to when the all the trails will be cleared off and groomed.
National Weather Service forecast:
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Monday night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
Christmas Day: Cloudy, with a high near 27. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 18. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 27. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Friday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16.
Saturday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 27.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 19.
Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 26.