Update: It is -12 and the winds have remained calm. The groomer did Starlight and Essex Road from the lodging area to Dickey.
WOW! It was another wild night in Essex. It is hard to tell the amount of snow we have received due to strong winds but we have gotten over a foot of snow in the last 24 hours. The snow plows have not come off the highway thru the town of Essex since yesterday morning. They have been extremely busy keeping the highway open. We are very thankful for all of their hard work.
This is the National Weather Service forecast for the Essex area today:
“Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny and cold, with a high near -16. Wind chill values as low as -55. Blustery, with a northeast wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.”
Due to the excessive amount of snow and such extreme temperatures, we are focusing our efforts of snow removal. I will post an update if we are able to get any trail grooming done. We have groomed all of the areas around the cabooses, cabins and schoolhouse.