Well we're a week into the new year and so far it has been pretty disappointing for us in the Northeast... for those of you in the Midwest it's been quite the contrary.
I'm just going to go ahead and rip the bandaid off, if you're in the Northeast and you want to ride you better do so before this weekend because after that it's all downhill. According to our winter weather experts at Upstatesnow.com this week could be the last rideable week until after MLK weekend or further. The north country received some much needed snow last night (1/6) and can expect more tomorrow into Thursday. Friday, the warm up hits and with it comes rain, and a lot of it... from there it doesn't look to turn around anytime soon as the warm sticks around for awhile.
Well that was pretty depressing... now for the good news. The Midwest will remain cold with temperatures under freezing other than a few days this week up around or above freezing for the northern WI and northern lower MI (not too bad). Pretty quiet weather wise the remainder of the week through the weekend. After that cold air dumps in bringing what could be some significant LES to the usual areas according to JohnDee.com. The long range forecast indicates temperatures will run below average so the snow will not be going anywhere. Maybe if you live in the Northeast you should consider a trip to the UP...
The Rocky Mountains are off to a good start as they approach mid season riding conditions. Pretty widespread snowfall over the last 72 hours helping out those that needed it and making those that had it even better. You can check out the snowpack depth and snowfall totals out over at Rocky Mountain Sled Conditions website. And there's more on the way, ID, WY, MT and even the PNW can expect some decent additional snow through Wednesday night.