Conditions Report: Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 6:02 am

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

Between the fresh dump of powder we found this morning and fierce winds blasting snow in every direction…this President’s Day started out a pretty wild one. Luckily, we scored a little respite by the end of day as things mellowed out on all counts. This current system has been bringing precipitation in waves and weather models show the next snowy swell gaining intensity early tomorrow morning. For Tuesday, expect another day of storm riding, but this time with tamer winds and heavier accumulations. A slight warm up to the low 30’s thickened snowpack up a bit today, but tomorrow we should see colder temps making for some fluffier snow. And in even better news, from here on out, snow showers are expected to trickle on throughout the week. Be sure to keep your powder planks tuned because it’s only going to get deeper!

We’ll be in storm mode up here all week making conditions on the roads and in the parking lots challenging. Please come prepared for winter storm conditions by driving a properly equipped vehicle and taking it easy on your way up – roads have been considerably slippery and snow covered. A reminder that tree wells are always a factor but even more so during a storm. Please educate yourself on tree well safety and always ski or ride with a partner off piste. Plan ahead, get an early start, be patient and most importantly, have a rippin’ good time when you get here!

A note about “Lift Drip”

With snow in the forecast along with temperatures between 26 and 32 degrees, these types of days are when “lift drip” can occur. Lift drip results when water mixes with dirt and cinder that accumulates in the haul ropes and lift components. We see this problem on our staff’s uniforms and have had good results with stain removers like Shout Advanced Action Gel. Check the tags on your clothing for specific instructions about your gear.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 7
snowfall_last_24_hours 8
snowfall_last_3_days 24
snowfall_last_7_days 37
snowfall_season 399

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 7
snowfall_last_24_hours 8
snowfall_last_3_days 24
snowfall_last_7_days 37
snowfall_season 411

Weather Sensor Data

time Feb 21, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 115.5
wv-temp 27.45
sunrise-temp 25.56
pine-temp 23.88
northwest-temp 23.1
summit-temp 20.42
wv-rh 97
pine-rh 100
summit-rh 95
sunrise-wind-avg 8
sunrise-wind-max 22
sunrise-wind-dir 96
pine-wind-avg 32
pine-wind-max 67
pine-wind-dir 208
northwest-wind-avg 2
northwest-wind-max 29
northwest-wind-dir 224
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