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I plan on going where the snow is after it hits today and tomorrow.  Local PA folks, please post your snowfall totals!    
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You do realize you're probably gonna get that -30F front that rolled through here last week....?  :laugh:

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We're actually not getting that, but thanks for the helpful input!

We need a good winter.  The last couple have been duds.  I haven't had my snowshoes out in two years and the skis have barely made appearances.
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There could be enough snow for XC skiing.  I'm not looking forward to it, though.
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4-5" in central NJ    Was hoping for more so I could get in some snowshoe time. Doing an overnighter this week but looks like there will be more slush than anything else.  :(

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I was up in the St Anthony's wilderness on the AT north of Harrisburg this weekend. There as probably 4 t o 6 inches of accumulation.
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I just got back from Portland, ME. Flew out yesterday with 9" on the ground and another 5" in the forecast.

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4-5" in central NJ    Was hoping for more so I could get in some snowshoe time. Doing an overnighter this week but looks like there will be more slush than anything else.  :(

We accumulated about a foot last week, with enough crust in the top inch to impair skiing (unless I use goopy wax).  The forecast looks mushy to me, too.

This is the frustrating thing about snow in NJ.  Most storms finish up with higher temps and some rain or freezing rain, then colder temps move in with the clearing.  Even when there's a lot of snow on the ground, it's not the good stuff.
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This is the frustrating thing about snow in NJ.  Most storms finish up with higher temps and some rain or freezing rain, then colder temps move in with the clearing.  Even when there's a lot of snow on the ground, it's not the good stuff.

Same here in SE PA. Also you can't get to the trail since no one bothers to plow out the parking area - roadside parking not usually a good idea in PA since the shoulder isn't usually wide enough even before narrowed by the snow pile.

I had been using this NOAA site to resolve the "where's the snow?" queries for myself. However the data seem coarser this year in NY and PA compared to past years. Still a better indication than most as I travel around.
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4-5" in central NJ    Was hoping for more so I could get in some snowshoe time. Doing an overnighter this week but looks like there will be more slush than anything else.  :(

We accumulated about a foot last week, with enough crust in the top inch to impair skiing (unless I use goopy wax).  The forecast looks mushy to me, too.

This is the frustrating thing about snow in NJ.  Most storms finish up with higher temps and some rain or freezing rain, then colder temps move in with the clearing.  Even when there's a lot of snow on the ground, it's not the good stuff.

Got out on the AT Thurs-Fri and did a loop around Catfish Fire Tower. Had a friend from Florida with me..... his first hike in snow. There was about 8-10" of heavy, but not wet snow. Unfortunately didn't have a pair of snowshoes for him so I didn't use mine either. Found a great ledge to camp on with night views of Portland up to Andover airport. Good times. :)

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55 and pouring rain here in western Pa. Snow is all melted.
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Has anyone invented cross-country water skis?

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Yes.  They're called pontoons.
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