Conditions Report: Thursday, January 19th 2017, 6:10 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

Weather models and predicted forecasts had us bracing ourselves for a wet and wild Wednesday, but much to our surprise the storm system took a turn for the better early on this morning. We officially dodged the rain bullet and actually ended up with 10″ of snow by the end of day! The few hardcore folks who took a gamble and chose to brave the “rain” today, were greatly rewarded with endless fresh tracks on an empty mountain. Snowfall is expected to continue through the evening, but by Thursday morning you can expect the storm to have moved on providing us with partly cloudy skies, calm winds, and hopefully a few inches of fresh at the snowstake. From then on, we get a minor break before cold temps and periodic snow returns for the weekend. Since things are tempering down, we’ll be back to our usual grooming routine as well as standard lift operations for Thursday. With little traffic on the mountain and most of our operations down due to wind today, tomorrow is going to be serving up some prime skiing conditions! 

A few things to keep in mind when you’re out tomorrow…winds were pretty rippin’ at mid and upper mountain today, so be prepared to find everything from deep, leeward stashes to scoured, crusty patches on the slopes. Also, tree wells are growing increasingly deeper with each passing storm and are unforgiving  – exercise caution when riding glades and ski or ride with a partner.

Even though we’ll be out of storm mode by Thursday, you should still take it easy on the roads. With the recent fluctuating temps and heavy precipitation, conditions are likely to be variable and fairly challenging. Please be prepared for any and all conditions by driving high clearance 4WD vehicles or carrying chains. Plan ahead, get an early start, and most importantly, take your time. We look forward to seeing you all up here!

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 2
snowfall_last_24_hours 8
snowfall_last_3_days 12
snowfall_last_7_days 12
snowfall_season 291

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 2
snowfall_last_24_hours 8
snowfall_last_3_days 12
snowfall_last_7_days 12
snowfall_season 316

Weather Sensor Data

time Jan 19, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 96.3
wv-temp 23.22
sunrise-temp 21.61
pine-temp 20.15
northwest-temp 18.34
summit-temp 18.25
wv-rh 99
pine-rh 99
summit-rh 94
sunrise-wind-avg 20
sunrise-wind-max 34
sunrise-wind-dir 258
pine-wind-avg 28
pine-wind-max 35
pine-wind-dir 307
northwest-wind-avg 36
northwest-wind-max 45
northwest-wind-dir 258
summit-wind-avg 0
summit-wind-max 0
summit-wind-dir 0

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com