Feb. 25 ski conditions + weekend forecast

Summary

If you missed out all last week and the last couple of days, you may have another shot this weekend for a 36-hour getaway, or better yet a full weekend trip. Check out the forecast below for details. In any case, the rain over the next couple of days makes it worth waiting.

BETA report from Monday states: “Given today’s warm temperatures, we need to hope for a few inches of snow before the weekend to cover up what will likely be some fairly hard and fast conditions once the temperatures drop.  Next update on Thursday, 2/27, after we know what has actually fallen from the sky and have a better idea of weekend weather.”

Hit the link or nav menu item ‘State of the touring centers‘ to plan where you want to go.

Forecast

Rain likely in the northeast US today through Wednesday, and 100% probability of precipitation on Thursday. Spots of freezing rain and snow in the north country from Wednesday morning through early Thursday. The precipitation may flip back to rain or freezing rain for a time on Thursday afternoon in the river valleys and lowlands, before changing back to snow late Thursday night.

During the overnight Thursday-Friday, temperatures will begin to drop, and precipitation north of (you guessed it) Albany and the MA-VT/NH border will change over to freezing rain or snow.

Precipitation will cease starting Friday and over the weekend going from east-to-west, with lake effect snow hanging around in the Tug Hill plateau and central NY state all the way through Sunday. Chances for accumulation of snow are best in Tug Hill/central NY, the Adirondacks, and the northern half of Vermont and New Hampshire. This is not a major event, but some fortunate spots could get several inches of snow by Friday morning.

Wednesday-Friday looks breezy but not too bad overall.

The best news: from Friday through Sunday, daytime temps will be in the teens to low-30s north of the rain-snow line, and high 20s to 40 in the downstate NY and southern New England area.

Monday things warm up again- the north country will be in the 20s to upper-30s, and the downstate/southern NE region will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s.

Author: cfski

Living in the NYC area means watching for skiable conditions.