President’s Day weekend conditions + the week ahead

This post contains section links to Conditions and Forecast.

Summary

The weekend will be chilly but not as cold as the last couple of days. Currently, good skiing is to be had anywhere you can/are allowed to go, but what with the combination of President’s Day and school winter break, plus Valenine’s Day, the weekend looks to be very busy at touring centers. If you want to avoid crowds or just find parking, try a local park with wide carriage roads.

The coming week will bring some warmer temperatures across the northeast, and precipitation is likely throughout the northeast. The ugly part is that areas south of the Catskills and Connecticut could get the dreaded ‘wintry mix’, and coastal areas could get rain. Our winning streak for weather may be coming to an end.

Carpe ski’em (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Conditions

The cold weather is keeping snow in very good condition, well packed down for skiing. BETA report as of Feb. 11 says everything is nicely skiable.

Hit up ‘State of the touring centers‘ or in the menu above for reported conditions. Snow depth graphic below as usual:

Snow depth northeast US, Feb. 12 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Feb. 12 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked

Forecast

Chances of precipitation are moderate to likely through all of next week, interspersed with some respites. Forecasts so far indicate that areas north of the Mid-Hudson region and Connecticut it will get snow, while southern areas will get wintry mix and possibly some rain in the coastal area.

Saturday will be mid- to upper-20s in the downstate region, and teens to low-20s in the north. Mountain areas could still see some single-digit temps. The rest of the President’s Day weekend the temperatures will go up to the low- to mid-30s downstate, 20s-30s upstate, and teens to 20s in the mountains.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be a few degrees cooler, but temps will be back up again on Thursday and Friday to low- to mid-30s downstate, 20s-30s upstate, and teens to 20s in the mountains.

Author: cfski

Living in the NYC area means watching for skiable conditions.