Last night wasn't exactly a replay of Wednesday night, but they're definitely related. My cat was giving 110%, clear, starry skies blazed overhead, and more than enough interesting Podcasts kept my mind tuned up and engaged.
It was the kind of night when everything you touched turned to Gold! After a couple of hours, I found myself thinking: "Can't this cat go any faster?" (I was running Full Stick ie Wide Open/Full Speed Ahead) When it's like that, speed becomes relative. There was nothing wrong with my cat, she hasn't "lost a step", it's just a question of perception. Last night was magic in other words!
Tonight it's "All Hands On Deck!" two more shifts than last night. We'll be investing all that extra horsepower on some major rebuilding, and a few re-contouring projects. Barring breakdowns, we should be one exquisite Mountain Saturday morning!
The next round of Winter Storms is due Sunday, though the latest AFD says there's going to be clouds and instability Saturday afternoon:
"THE HIGHLY ADVERTISED CHANGE FROM QUIET WEATHER TO VERY ACTIVE
PATTERN IS STILL ON TRACK FOR LATER IN THE WEEKEND. TODAY AND
SATURDAY WILL BE GENERALLY DRY WITH WIDESPREAD HIGH CLOUDS BOTH
DAYS. A TROF APPROACHING THE WEST COAST IS EXPECTED TO SPLIT AND
WEAKEN AS IT MOVES INTO THE SIERRA BY SATURDAY. SOME ISOLD SHOWERS
MAY FORM IN AREAS OF WEAK UPPER DIFFLUENCE AND LIFT SAT
OVER PARTS OF NERN CA AND MONO COUNTY...BUT LITTLE OR NO
MEASURABLE PRECIP OR SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM. OTHERWISE
SOME MODEST INCREASE IN WINDS IS PROBABLE ON SATURDAY WHILE RIDGE
GUSTS GENERALLY RANGE FROM 50-60 MPH FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS."
At this point in time, it's anybody's guess whether the MLK Crowds will come up for the Holiday Weekend, or stay home, hunker-down and watch some NFL Playoff Football, and avoid the mountains all together.
If you stay home, you'll miss the best skiing of the season...don't be dopes! Come up and enjoy our fresh-groomed slopes! Corduroy Galore! As far as the eye can see!
I can see Corduroy from my house!