Has Winter Arrived in the Adirondacks? Fresh Snow and 20 Below Zero = Maybe

Adirondack Sunrise at 20 below zero

Good morning! This is what 20 below zero looks like in the Adirondacks.

The news is all good here in Lake Placid in the Adirondacks. The lake effect snow machine kicked on and left us with approximately 6 inches of fresh fluffy snow. After a warm, rainy New Year’s weekend, temperatures dropped overnight Sunday and froze the ground just enough to make a lovely base for the incoming snow.  Our New Year’s present arrived Monday, the second day of 2012 in the form of enough snow for the commercial cross-country centers to groom that evening. I enjoyed a beautiful moon-lit ski on freshly rolled trails Monday night before the bitter cold swept in to the region. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees for a high yesterday with wind chill factors in the minus teens, so it seemed like a good rest day.

Reports are the alpine and nordic Olympics venues are open for business today. One of my favorite weather prognosticators, Lionel over at FIS says we could see up to 7 more inches of snow in the coming days here in the Adirondacks.   Hooray for snow - maybe winter has finally arrived!

How cold is it in the Adirondacks?

Good morning Ziggy! This is what a doggie does on the day he lives in the coldest spot in the country.

1 Comment

  1. Tiffany

    You FINALLY have snow!!! YAY! Enjoy the skiing! You can keep the -20, though. We did have -0 wind chill last night, though.

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