Conditions Report: Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 5:44 am

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

January really proved that Mother Nature is batting for Mt. Bachelor this year, as we had one of the snowiest and best overall months in this decade. We were blessed with just as many pow days as we were bluebird, hit our 100″ mark at the base, and received nearly 105″ in 31 days while still being able to open Summit for half of those days. Sounds hard to beat, but it looks like we’ll be starting February off on the right foot with a good stretch of blustery, winter weather this week. Today was just the beginning as misty snow swirled about all day, getting us into that storm groove with about an inch of fresh at the snowstake. Better get used to donning those face masks and storm-lenses because the brunt of this storm is taking its sweet time working its way down to us. Forecast calls for today’s same high wind, low snow accumulation trend to carry on through the evening and into Wednesday, before snowfall turns steady and heavy for the end of the week. Temps are forecasted to remain stable, hovering in the mid-twenties for the next few days, but expect some gusty winds and limited visibility on the mountain tomorrow. Keep up those snow dances because we’ve got a promising week ahead!

With winter weather back in the forecast, we’ll be experiencing storm conditions both on the mountain and the roads this week. The parking lots have transformed into somewhat of an ice rink, so please tread carefully to and from the lifts. The roads are still considerably icy in spots, and with new snowfall they will grow increasingly challenging if you are not driving a properly equipped vehicle. Plan ahead, get an early start, and most importantly, take your time. 

 

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 1
snowfall_last_24_hours 2
snowfall_last_3_days 2
snowfall_last_7_days 2
snowfall_season 310

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 2
snowfall_last_24_hours 2
snowfall_last_3_days 2
snowfall_last_7_days 2
snowfall_season 322

Weather Sensor Data

time Feb 1, 2017 05:00 AM
wv-base 90
wv-temp 23.12
sunrise-temp 27.91
pine-temp 24.92
northwest-temp 23.57
summit-temp 22.58
wv-rh 99
pine-rh 100
summit-rh 96
sunrise-wind-avg 20
sunrise-wind-max 33
sunrise-wind-dir 237
pine-wind-avg 21
pine-wind-max 34
pine-wind-dir 280
northwest-wind-avg 36
northwest-wind-max 46
northwest-wind-dir 234
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