Larry’s Powder Alert – February 12, 2015

Powder Alert – Weather Update – Feb 12The Winter of Discontent
A weak weather system will brush by us Friday and early Saturday. The precipitation will be light (<.15″). Snow level will be 8000 ft. That is not good…don’t expect any new snow (duh). It will cool to a 4500 ft snow level by Saturday and there may be a dusting up high.After that, high pressure will build in for five days and produce a dry weather pattern with respectable sunshine – but no snow. After that we may see a minor pattern shift and a chance of precipitation, but don’t bet on it.

Check ski area websites, as there are limited operations/closures.  Expect thin spots – especially at lower elevation areas.


Here are new lyrics for a very old tune to sum up the winter….

To Neil Young’s “Needle and the Damage Done”

Powder and the Dumpage Gone
I caught you knocking at the Poobah’s door
Askin’ why the powder is no more 

Oh no, the dumpage gone

I love to ski or winter’s quite a bore
It’s always like that when the snow’s no more

Gone gone, the dumpage gone

It so painful, like the Seahawks loss
To see the ski slopes with a lot of moss 

I’m really tired of these snowless skies
Just wanna see those big flakes fly 

Oh no, the dumpage gone

Got my rock skis cuz the pack is thin
Ride the groomers and fake a grin

Gone, gone, the dumpage gone.

Snow levels are a climbin’ high
And the forecast maps make me cry 

Gone, gone, the dumpage gone.

I’ve seen the damage that the rocks have done
A little P-tex melts for everyone

Gone, gone, the dumpage gone.

I need my fix because the dumpage’s gone
Even a little would be better than none 

Cuz every Pow Day’s like a setting sun.

Your Poobah of Powder