Encore, Encore!

Friday, May 11, 2018

As I write this blog there is a Tornado Watch for Upstate New York....not usually the season you are thinking about skiing. 

Reggae Fest Forecast

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sorry I've been MIA lately, but I've been a bit busy. See, I became a dad 11 days ago.

Closing out Miracle March

Friday, March 30, 2018

#MiracleMarch has been no exaggeration, and when its all said and done this March will go down as the 7th snowiest on record (in the last 150 years).

#MiracleMarch

Monday, March 12, 2018

I'm not sure who started it, but #MiracleMarch is the perfect way to describe what's taking place in Maine right now.

You Can't Stay Mad: Take Winter Back

Friday, March 9, 2018

In mid February the mood at the Loaf was...negative (except at the Rack, stouts make everything happy). This winter was just no good for our purposes. But now, March has arrived....

Finally, a good one

Monday, March 5, 2018

It's been an up and down season so far. The good storms have been elusive. But, finally we will get ours.

Comfortable Saturday, Snowy Sunday

Friday, February 23, 2018

Don't let Wednesday's weather fool you - winter is far from over. With the return of more seasonable temperatures, snowmkaing and resurfacing efforts are underway, and the next snowstorm is slated for Sunday. 

Good Looking Ski Weekend

Friday, February 16, 2018

This has been an odd winter; no doubt about it. And so it's with great pleasure that I'm able to say something I haven't said much this year "This weekend looks really good for skiing."

12" Wednesday + A Weekend Cherry on Top

Friday, February 9, 2018

As promised, Wednesday night was good to The Loaf. The moisture streamed in and the snowfall ratios kept it all pow

Solid hit on the way

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

We've got a nice hit of snow on the way for Wednesday. It's a bit of a hybrid storm; neither a true Nor'easter nor a boring Clipper, but powerful and snowfilled.   

February >> January

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Last update I talked about a large scale pattern shift I saw coming that would likely translate into a couple of snowstorms.



Weekend looks strong as things stabilize

Friday, January 26, 2018

I come with some good news: this weekend looks solid as The Loaf falls under what I call a "useful ridge."



Wednesday sets up the weekend

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

First let me start by saying that my love affair with the EURO grows tepid.



Winter Will Return for the Weekend

Friday, January 12, 2018

Look, there's no way around it....Friday's weather stinks for skiers. It's mild, it's foggy, and it's rainy. 



Weekday Win

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Snow-wise, The Loaf has been on a solid streak, but let's just have some real talk: it's been cold as heck.

New Year, New Pow

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's been a good start to the season; but let's just admit...it's been cold as heck. I was out there this weekend and the snow was great; but my face (which isn't great to begin with) may never recover.

Active Pattern Continues: More Good Than Bad

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

So far I give our active pattern a 6/10 (would ski).

Two nice shots of snow

Friday, December 8, 2017

I know, you are getting antsy. It doesn't matter that it's barely December, you want to see that snow.

The Broad Strokes are Promising

Friday, December 1, 2017

I know, you are getting antsy. It doesn't matter that it's barely December, you want to see that snow.

2017-2018 Seasonal Outlook

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Welcome back kiddies, hope you had a good summer. It was a beautiful one. Now it's time to put away the Mankinis and wax up the skis and boards.

Carson Out: Heck of a Season

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What. A. Season.

April is a Winter Month at The Loaf

Monday, April 3, 2017

After a nice refresher on Friday, the Loaf will add another 6-9" Tuesday into Wednesday. 

April Freshies? Don't Mind if I do....

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Statistically speaking, March has been good to the Loaf: One blizzard, a couple smaller storms and much below average temperatures to keep melting at bay. April will start off on the right foot as well, with some snow.

Winter Rolls On

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Let me first start by saying last weekend at the Loaf was epic.

Winter's Revenge Continues

Thursday, March 16, 2017

It was only a few shorts weeks ago it looked like we might be entering an early spring. I cautioned it was unlikely to continue and the long range signals were encouraging to snow lovers.

The Tide Has Turned

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UPDATE (March 13): Although skeptical at first, I tested this storm on all sides...track, mid level temperatures, dynamics and at this point it has passed with flying colors. The Result: Gonna be a biggie.

Time to fire up the snow guns

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The good news and the bad news are kind of the same thing this weekend: Good news- It's gonna be really cold...perfect for snowmaking. Bad news- It's gonna be really cold.

Seriously, just get up here

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Advising you as to the conditions at Sugarloaf right now feels a bit like being Tom Brady's agent: I don't mind spelling it out for you, but the greatness is pretty apparent.

Winter is about to go nuts

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Just a quick update today because things just got REAL in the weather office. Long story short, we have 3 events to talk about in the next week, with the definite possibility of 4. Keep in mind this is all in 7 days.

Quick Update: Some Snow for The Loaf

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I mentioned during my last post that the computer models have been too aggressive trying to change snow to rain on these "inside runner" storms, and that our next system would likely trend colder over time. 

Well, that's how it went down.

A Little Snow and Plenty Cold

Thursday, February 2, 2017

First of all thanks to Noelle for pinch hitting for me on the blog last week. I was busy in Hawaii more or less becoming a professional surfer. Now that I'm back to weather nerd/skier mode, I see a decent pattern for the next 5-7 days.

The Rookie's Unofficial Forecast

Monday, January 23, 2017

While Keith enjoys some well-deserved rest and relaxation this week, Noelle Tuttle takes a crack at forecasting the incoming storm. 

A Silver (White) Lining

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I told you last week that we would be in an unusually above average temperature pattern for the next 5 to 7 days.

Snowmaking weather this weekend, but overall winter is on hold

Thursday, January 12, 2017

My elementary school teacher used to preach the whole "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" thing. In that spirit, I'll keep today's blog brief.

Waste not, want not: Two snowstorms just miss Maine

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Last time I talked to you we were bracing for what I promised would be a crushing snow dump. Well, it was crush-tas-tic if I do say so myself.

A Homerun For The Loaf

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I can't remember a time when a computer model locked into a storm like the EURO did on this one. It had this storm pegged since Dec 22nd and did not waiver one little bit.

Snow Fresh-Up on Saturday, Pattern Amplifies

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Overall, the first half of December was fully loaded winter style...especially when compared to last year. 

Brutal cold, but Saturday POW Potential

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mainers take pride in how little cold bothers them. 10 F? Psh, they put their newborns out in it so they can learn to walk. 5 F? Fine, they'll put on a Patriots sweatshirt.

Better than expected

Thursday, December 1, 2016

All things considered, The Loaf did pretty well with these last two storms.

Monday Snow Update

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Everything is on track from the previous forecast with this being a light to moderate event. 

Forecast: Winter Goes "Full Barney"

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

From a raw cold standpoint the next two weeks will feel more like winter than the entire 2015-16 season. 

Snowy Start

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I told you in last week's blog that I liked the troughy signals coming out of the mid range pattern.  

We're About to Get Trough-y

Thursday, November 17, 2016

This time of the year, we aren't looking to nail down specific Nor'easter snowfall totals, instead we are looking for broad brush signs of winter.

Welcome

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen welcome your 2016-2017 ski season. I'm Keith Carson and for those of you that don't know me...good for you, you probably have some semblance of social life.

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