Snow conditions history for North Woods

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18 January 2021

Best January conditions we've seen for years ... snow continued thru Sunday evening accumulating to an additional 3 inches by this morning on top of the light accumulation we received thru the day yesterday. Trails are fresh with powder for today and should continue to remain great for the next few days with favorable conditions and additional accumulation in the forecast.
Frank Delose8:32 am 18 January 2021

16 January 2021

With an additional 4+ inches of fresh powdery snow accumulating today, nice wintry scenery, weather conditions holding and further accumulation possible, only thing we might be missing is a full moon. Should be a great day to get out tomorrow.
Frank Delose9:52 pm 16 January 2021

16 January 2021

Snow base on the NW trails remained generally intact thru Friday even if beaten up a bit by the unseasonable temperatures and sunny skies thru the week and various sorts of traffic - the photo taken Friday morning at the top of North Woods trail near the Galecrest estate border is representative of the majority of the trail although the section starting up from the lower Tunnel Rd. parking lot heading up to the meadow elevation was essentially bare in areas where rain runoff and southwest facing slopes had destroyed the base. By mid-afternoon, with temperatures still on the fringes, the first significant snow of 2021 arrived as a wet wintry mix but transitions to snow eventually accumulating to 2-3" by evening. Dropping temperatures thru the night have improved the texture and decent conditions should be found on most grassier trails such as upper North Woods Trail and most of Mountain View except for the drainage area down near where Mt. View intersects with the connector trail coming in from Shafer Run Rd. Weather conditions should remain favorable thru the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with colder temperatures, cloudy skies and possibly 1-2 more inches of snow.
Frank Delose6:48 am 16 January 2021

9 January 2021

Not much new snow the first week of the New Year but weather conditions thru the week were good in regards to preserving the snow remaining following the rain and warm temperatures of the New Year weekend. Snow coverage on the NW trails is generally surprisingly good aside from primary rain drainage areas and boot traffic. Most wet areas are frozen over and fallen trees and branches from the New Year's ice storm were cleared from all major trails thru the week. While generally skiable, the snow is getting a bit old and crusty - but, nevertheless skiable and certainly good for snowshoeing which might actually benefit in helping to level out the crusty worn tracks. Overall worth getting out I'd say...
Frank Delose8:18 am 9 January 2021

31 December 2020

Nice surprise this 7th day after Christmas and last day of 2020! The rains held off and cloudy skies yesterday preserved the base on the NW trails. Accumulation of 2-3” so far and still snowing this morning. Calm with mild temp’s - should be a nice day to get out if you can find time this last day of the year!
Frank Delose8:50 am 31 December 2020

26 December 2020

A decent base remained in the North Woods following the rain Christmas Eve day and plummeting temperatures made way for fresh snow Christmas Eve evening. Snow continued thru Christmas Eve and Christmas Day resulting in an accumulation of 4-6 inches of dry powder and light snow continues early this morning. Conditions remain cold and breezy today but with temperatures a little warmer than yesterday ... should be a nice day in the North Woods today with the moon nearly full (about 90%) this evening.
Frank Delose7:20 am 26 December 2020

20 December 2020

Conditions continue to be excellent at Northwoods. As usual there are a few impact areas from hikers, dog prints, and slight wetting out in usual trouble areas. There is a slight thaw happening now, but get out and enjoy! Snow remains in the forecast!
Stacey Magda10:42 am 20 December 2020

18 December 2020

Perfect conditions. A solid 6" base on the tracks with 12"-16" (higher in drift areas) and continued to snow into last evening. Track is stomped in by hardy skiers in the lower areas of Shaffer Run, top to bottom lot, Warming Hut, and out towards Mountain View. The snow outside of the track is very deep and soft, please be mindful that it may be the best conditions to bring a furry friend. Tunnel Road is plowed, please remember that we share this road with snowmobilers. As of 11:00pm 12/17 the bottom lot is not plowed and is deep snow, be prepared to get stuck in a lower clearance car. Please do pack out snacks and garbage as best you can from the warming hut. Happy Northwoods-ing!
Stacey Magda10:23 am 18 December 2020