Conditions for March 22 and the weekend

The downstate region looks to be on the final countdown for the end of the season: Fahnestock called it, Mohonk’s trails are closed for skiing; and Minnewaska has just a couple of trails open.

The Berkshires, southern Vermont, and the Adirondacks, and the White Mountains- that’s another story! There’s enough snow in some parts to last through even this warm weather, and there’s a slight chance of some fresh snow on the weekend.

This post is about conditions for Mar 22 2023, and forecast for the next few days. See jump links to Conditions and Forecast.

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It’s ‘fast and firm’ in the mornings, and wet granular conditions in the daytime. Get it while you can!

You can see from the snow depth map there’s lots of cover left, and the green markers for ‘good skiing’ are indicators of where the greatest snow accumulation was.

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

Snow depth northeast US, Mar 22, 2023 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Mar 22, 2023 (NWS) , with ski centers marked


Rain begins across the northeast late Wednesday, starting with some light showers. These could become heavier showers on Thursday, which will continue into Friday. A slight cooling trend appears to be starting for next weekend, and precipitation in the far north could change over to snow on Saturday. There could be some accumulation in the north country and mountains.

Sadly, most of the northeast will have rain on Sunday. For Monday, precipitation will swing back to rain for a time, and then the far north may see a conversion back to snow.

Nighttime temps will be close to freezing in the north country, except for Saturday early morning, and above freezing downstate.

Daytime tempsThursday 3/23Friday 3/24Saturday 3/25Sunday 3/26Monday 3/27Tuesday 3/28
Northern NY, VT, NHUpper-30s to low-50sMid-30s to low-50sMid-30s to low-40sMid-30s to mid-40sUpper-30s to mid-40sMid-30s to low-40s
NYC metro and coastal New EnglandUpper-50s to mid-60s50sMid-40s to low-0s50s50sUpper-40s to low-50s