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Tuesday January 17th, 2017 | Updated 9:53 am
29°F-2°C

Clouds in the AM. Snow in the PM

Today will be the calm before the storm. Increasingly cloudy skies with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s will give way to snow tonight and by the time this latest storm has left town, we could have a half a foot on the mountain. Sunshine will follow the snow and we're looking at blue skies and temps in the 30s for the weekend. 

As to our immediate future, 8 of 9 lifts are currently spinning servicing 65 trails. The tram will be closed as the crew performs some routine maintenance, but Patrol is allowing hiking up the Northway from the top of the Flyer so you can access the summit. Snowmaking wrapped up on the Vermonter trail late yesterday and just opened.

Last chair is at 4:00 PM.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday means it's Trivia Night at the Tower Bar from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Like beer? Check out our weekly Brewery Tours at Kingdom Brewing.

Like funk, or just good music in general? Kung-Fu invades Jay Peak on Saturday, February 25th. Click HERE for tickets. 

1 Day Forecast

Snow
Thursday
28°F-2°C

Snow, heavy at times.

Trail Map Lift Status Historical Snowfall

Snow Report

Snow 24 Hrs
0-0 in 0-0 cm
Snow 48 Hrs
0 in 0 cm
Snow 7 Days:
7 in 18 cm
Base Depth
21-49 in 53-124 cm
Season Total
198 in 503 cm
Surface
Machine Groomed // Frozen and Loose Granular
Lifts Open
8 of 9
Trails Open
65 of 78

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Weather by Tim Kelley

Tuesday January 17th, 2017 - 11:19 am

1-17-2017

This weeks' theme, "it could have been a lot worse."

Recall my dreary outlook for this week, from our last post on Friday the 13th. This week looked like a thaw, with periods of rain. But also threw in a glimmer of hope saying "we may put winter on hold, but it is not a lock."

We found a key, unlocking the supply closet of just enough new cold for flakes instead of tears.. thanks to minor north Atlantic blocking. There's a storm, with the strength of a hurricane, south of Greenland today, and it is not moving eastward, it's moving northward. This storm and track pushes cold from Greenland southwest in to Quebec and supplies enough chill that we get snow instead of rain! Yes powder skiing, from what was supposed to be a wet thaw.

I love New England; it can warm up and still snow.

This is not a classic set up for the Jay cloud. That means we share the wealth with resorts to our south and east, they get the jackpot this time. But we all love each other here in the ski resort industry, right? Ha ha.

Snowfall amounts generally 5 to 10 inches, from northern New York to southern Maine. We are on the northern edge of the good snow with this one, call in about 6 inches fresh Wednesday.

Following Tuesday Night & Wednesday snow, we are in no-mans-land of weather, not too windy, not too sunny, not too warm, not too cold, just good quiet skiing.

The only drawback I see is perhaps an inversion cloud, where we may have sunshine at the top and clouds at the bottom. Each night we're near freezing, each day comfortably mild in the 30s. The snowpack should not grow, yet it should not shrink.

This pattern lasts through the weekend.

Whoever did the snow dance for this week, should do one for next week. We are in the same kind of boat again.

It does not look snowy next week, but it is not a lock.

Interesting how it's every Tuesday and Wednesday we get this challenging forecast mix, same goes for next week. But before we get there.. this time I guarantee no wind hold issues, or deep freeze. for our weekend.

Fog could be a different story; it's always something isn't it.

-Tim

Who is Tim Kelley?

A native Cape Codder, Tim says "Dad taught me how to read Barometer, Mom taught me how to smile."

He learned to ski at Blue Hill near Boston 4 decades ago. But it was Burke Mountain Vermont where I was exposed to big mountain skiing while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Lyndon State College, class of '87.

Tim has started his weather career at WMUR Manchester NH, then went to WLNE in Providence RI, before settling at his current TV gig, New England Cable News (NECN) in 1992. You can also see his surf and ski reports on SkiTheEast.net, Boardliving.com, and SurfSkiWeather.us.

He says "It's an honor to be part of The Jay Team, look for me in TIMbuktu!"