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A minor snowfall on New Year’s didn’t do much except in the northern Adirondacks, where some portions received 4″ or so. Rain and warm temps today largely killed the slight snow cover elsewhere.
Possible snow arriving Wednesday night and Thursday night could help refresh areas with a thin base, but it’s probably not going to be a big dump.
BETA report as of Jan. 1 indicates good skiing along some backcountry trails. Hopefully those held up on Sunday.
Hit up ‘State of the touring centers‘ or in the menu above for reported conditions as of today. Snow depth graphic below:
There’s a major storm brewing for Washington DC for Monday, but the track looks to go distinctly south of NYC, with only glancing blow at the downstate region.
Cool and dry weather comes back for a day or so, but temps will turn warmer for midweek. There’s a good chance of precipitation on Wednesday for Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and downstate New York and New Jersey. Starting at nightfall, if precipitation falls on higher elevations and further inland, it could turn to snow.
Toward the end of the week, temperatures across the northeast will be more wintry. There’s a reasonable chance of precipitation on Thursday night and Friday, extending across the interior of New York and New England. While the main impact will probably be south of the NYC region, it could bring some nice snowfall under the right conditions.
Long range forecast
The better news right now is in the longer-range forecast for the month of January. Although precipitation probability is ‘leaning to below normal’, there is a predicted likelihood that temperatures will be cooler than normal.
The Capital Weather Gang at The Washington Post is predicting colder temperatures for the DC area for January, and if cold air comes to DC, it’ll be in our area as well. The NWS predicts cooler temps only for the 8-14 day outlook for now, and drier than normal conditions. Let’s hope that we get enough snow for skiing, and temps that help keep it around for awhile.
Happy New Year! Thanks for reading.