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March, 2018

Snowy Day in the Adirondacks


The northern Adirondacks were hit with more snow the past few days, continuing what has been a snowy March. The fairly deep snowpack means that skiing is great in many places in the northern Adirondacks right now. The Jackrabbit Trail is in great condition and all the crosscountry centers should be in good shape. The one thing skiers should be aware of that some steep, open slopes may be avalanche prone right now, according to the National Weather Service in Burlington.  You can read a story about that by following the link below. Read more Avalanche warning issued for Adirondacks >>More


March, 2018

Avalanche Warning Issued For Adirondacks


The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued an avalanche warning for the Adirondacks as a result of recent weather patterns. “Recent heavy snowfall combined with previous warm ups have created the potential for avalanches in the exposed backcountry of the Green Mountains in Vermont and the Adirondacks in northern New York,” according to National Weather Service statement. “Several small avalanches have already been reported.” The High Peaks region has received one to two feet this past week. The weather service warned that “steep, open slopes will have the highest potential avalanche risk.” State Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Dave >>More


January, 2018

Ice Jams develop on the West Branch of the Ausable River


Ausable River Ice Jam

Heavy rains and melting snow in the mountains caused ice to break up on the east, west, and main branches of the Ausable River today. Moving downstream, the ice became jammed in sections of the Ausable rivers near Lake Placid, Jay, and Ausable Forks. The jams resulted in flooding that closed several roads. Drastically changing weather patterns are forecasted for the next several days. Temperatures were in the 50 degree range today, but the forecast is calling for temperatures to drop to about negative 20 degrees over the weekend. Heavy snows are also expected tonight. View images of snowy mountains >>More


January, 2018

Scenes from a frigid Saranac Lake


frigid Saranac Lake

People living in the Adirondacks woke up to frigid temperatures Friday morning. In Saranac Lake, the temperature hovered around -10 degrees Fahrenheit and gusty winds. The National Weather Service in Burlington reported wind chills at about -30 in the northern Adirondacks and have issued a wind chill advisory until Saturday night. “The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin,” declared a NWS weather advisory. “Expect wind chills to range from 30 below zero to 45 below zero.” And that was in the lower elevations. Up high in the mountains, temperatures were >>More