Jan. 1 2020 forecast

Nice looking ski at Prospect Mountain:

New Year’s Day skiing (via Instagram)

Osceola got 3-4″ of snow overnight, Craftsbury made out pretty well, Rikert and Waterville Valley are good, and the Presidential range areas of Bretton Woods, Jackson XC, Bear Notch, and Great Glen are in terrific shape.

Forecast: The north country will receive a bit of additional snow through New Year’s day as the last of the winter storm passes to the northeast. Accumulation zones include the Tug Hill plateau and the mountain regions of NY, VT, and NH. Temperatures in the northern and mountain areas will afford spring skiing-like weather for a couple of days.

The tri-state region and Hudson valley up to the southern Catskills will be dry until more wet weather arrives from the south on Thursday evening. Friday will be rainy- more rain in the southern regions, a bit less far north.

Friday night temps will be above freezing throughout the northeast except for isolated areas, preventing any refreeze of the snowpack. On Saturday winds will shift northwesterly and bring chillier weather for Saturday night. Any remaining precipitation could shift to snow in the north country. Isolated areas could experience gusty winds.

You know what that means- some of the base could turn to ice. So that’s extra work for the groomers, and maybe calling for the Ginzugroomer.

Sunday will be much cooler than Saturday, with temperatures that will feel wintry. Possible snow in areas from the mid-Hudson region northward in the first half of next week. Daytime temperatures of higher and northern areas will be in the low- to mid-thirties through Tuesday, with nighttime lows below freezing.

Once again, freelancers and the retirees will have the better options over those of workweek warriors.