... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday evening through
The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a
Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from Sunday evening
through Monday afternoon.
Rain will spread into the area late Sunday and then change to snow
Sunday evening as a low pressure system tracks into the area. This
snow may become heavy at times Sunday night... and then persist
into Monday before taper off to snow showers. Total accumulations
of 6 to 10 inches will be possible. North to northwest winds will
also gust to near 30 mph by Monday.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
It's just a part of this early spring, I knew it would snow again here. It will probably snow at least one more time before we get consistent summer weather. I have lived here for 28 years, I am used to it. at least my home course is a nice sandy base so it is never muddy or flooded, I love the seasonal change, I live in Paradise, I love disc golf!!!!
Today was like winning the Super Bowl. Alta 4.04.2009
The storm cycle since March 22 has produced over 160 inches of snow. That comes out to something like a foot a day for two weeks straight. My mind can't even begin to wrap itself around storm cycles like this--- so much snow in so little time.
I really didn't think it could get any better than it was yesterday, 3 days ago, 5 days ago, allllll those storms. but then today came. when i checked the snow report early in the morning, I saw that 18 inches of snow had been recorded on 0.36 inches of water. yeah, 2 percent. I thought maybe it was some kind of recording error or glitch. it wasn't. the snow continued to fall and the lifts opened to the loudest group of chair riders i've ever seen. All day, skiing under the lift meant choking on face shots while listening to people on the lift yelling and hootin' and hollerin'. riding the lift meant watching (and cheering on at the top of my lungs) some other lucky SOB get ten second long face shots, struggling to keep it up and slut it for the crowd while gagging and wondering when he'd get a chance to breathe and half-cough half-vomit all the snow out of his lungs, stomach, and mouth.
constant shoulder deep turns, Keyhole laps that can be explained only in a way string theory or infinity can be explained. jumping off everything in sight, the only worry being able to pop enough to clear rocks. falling, tumbling, looking like an idiot.... faceshot faceshot pop stomp. didn't matter. it all felt good and everything is a really good idea and should be done.
I don't understand it, I'm trying my hardest to remember every moment of it, and I am so damn thankful that I have the chance to experience this just once. The snow and the skiing was perfect. Getting to do it with people you love- divine.