We had several hours of rain on Wednesday night, but by noon it had changed back to snow, but very wet snow so far. No significant loos of snow with the rain, and the only questions now are how breakable will the crust be once the temperature drops, and how much additional lighter snow will we get overnight Thursday. So far, it appears that all the major snow will stay well to the west and south of the Tri-Lakes area, but we could get another 2-3" which would put a nice surface on the trails that have already been broken out. Weekend temperatures will be a high in the teens on Saturday, and around 20 on Sunday. Then warmer again into next week with temperatures in the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday. Another update tomorrow when we see how much snow fell overnight and we know what the groomed centers have managed to do with this less than ideal pattern.
Earlier this month my wife andI were in Norway. We first visited our daughter and new grandson where they live north of the Arctic Circle, and then spent a few days in Oslo before flying back. no snow in Oslo, but in addition to some museums we wanted to take a hike. We stopped in at the office of the Norwegian Trekking Assoc. and got information on a suitable hike. We then asked about the weather for the following day. The person we spoke with had excellent English, but he apologized for not having a good translation for the "sludd" that would be coming out of the sky. We allowed as how that didn't seem to require any translation. The above is a long way of saying, so far all we have gotten from this storm is sludd.
Trail Conditions 101
Trail condition reports are posted frequently during the ski season. The Adirondack backcountry can be a hard place to predict with weather and trail conditions that often change rapidly. We can't offer the same detailed descriptions of trail conditions as groomed nordic centers.