Happy second day of spring! With spring among us, it’s no secret that snow depths are dissipating. Yet, there’s still time to get out. Higher elevation will be able to keep their snow depths a bit longer than those at lower elevations. The Northeast keeps getting hit by nor’easters giving a wintery mix of snow and rain, making snow totals in parts of Maine still very strong.
Trails are looking thin, so you are best off in higher elevations. New England still has a strong snow depth, as well as eastern Montana. Check your local trail conditions before going out; beware of thin areas that receive a lot of sun during the day.
Winter is still trying to push in, but temperatures are on the gradual increase. However, a strong trough over the Rockies will push into the upper Midwest Friday bringing along cooler air. This energy will help produce snow for the Eastern Dakotas and Western Minnesota over the weekend.
The system currently in the Northeast will push northeastward and tamper off into Thursday night in New England. Inland and high elevation should see snow. Temperatures will be above freezing durring the day and falling below freezing at night throughout the weekend. The trails will get slushly in the day with the sun exposure and warmer temperatures.
Try to get the last rides in soon before snow conditions get any worse!
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