Thursday, January 16, 2014
After another shot of mild air that rushed up the eastern seaboard and doused the slopes of the Northeast, the overall pattern is about to undergo changes to a setup that will be much more palatable for skiers and riders. The job of a snowmaker has to be one that is extremely frustrating with this pattern. Arctic outbreaks have been frequent and strong enough to allow for some very productive, multi-day, 24/7 mechanical blizzards this season. But on at least 3 occasions, a quick and wet warm-up has followed on the heels of those windows.