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Old 03-28-2019, 11:14 PM   #1
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Southern Adirondack Snowpack, Mar. 28 2019





The above photos were taken in an open area just outside of Northville, NY. Covered areas have slightly lesser snow, but you’ll still need snow shoes if you plan on hiking. The warm temperatures have increased the snowmelt substantially, with vegetation starting to blossom in thawed areas. Nearby creeks are flowing rapidly, with moderate flooding concerns for the weekend. Rain and temperatures in the mid-50’s are forecasted for Saturday.

Interestingly enough, the Conklingville Dam on the Great Sacandaga Lake is registering nearly 756 feet as of this writing. The average level for this time is around 747 feet. With the lake still frozen, it’ll be interesting to see how much flooding the surrounding areas will have to deal with this year.



Also, according to Weather.com, the Adirondacks might not see their last freeze until after May 20:



At least it's officially spring.

http://chrisleoonline.com/adirondack-trail-conditions/
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:37 AM   #2
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Interesting data! I'd say it pretty much matches my unofficial observations over the last week or so in the general area. Step off the trail without snowshoes and you're up to your shins or knees. A couple spots were thigh deep, but that could be an anomaly...or my fat @$$ bending the laws of physics.

On our last walk, I could actually hear the snow melting on the sides of the trail that were facing the sun. You'd hear a little "crumble" and see the snow settle just a little. Fascinating to watch.

The Sacandaga Res. chart is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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Is it too early to plant my heirloom tomatoes?
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:48 AM   #4
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Wonder if I'll be able to go into Lows in mid-April, even if I have to cart down the access road?
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:36 PM   #5
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Not if you live in a cabin with a dirt floor.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:21 PM   #6
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Mar 29, near Forestport, ~1.5 miles west of the Blue Line.





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Old 03-29-2019, 06:27 PM   #7
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This is a useful site for daily snow depths. Most are updated daily just expect it to be deeper in the woods: http://www.weatherstreet.com/city_sn...snow-depth.htm
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:14 PM   #8
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Three cheers for extended winter...
Hip hip... hooray!
Bug season will be here soon enough.
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Found my first tick at work today.

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Not if you live in a cabin with a dirt floor.

I live in a van down by the river.
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:07 AM   #11
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I pulled the first tick off one of the dogs today too.
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This is a useful site for daily snow depths. Most are updated daily just expect it to be deeper in the woods: http://www.weatherstreet.com/city_sn...snow-depth.htm
These snow depth maps don't seem to match up to what I see if I pull up webcams in the park. While I understand the snow lasts longer in the share/forest, 8" to 14" differences seems to be pretty extreme.

Not just this year, but I've seen them say there's a foot of snow in Moose River Plains only to arrive and there's barely any snow.

I am assuming most of the ADKS is in shade/forest and the data is skewing toward the majority (forest) and not the minority (Main Street). Would it be correct to assume there's still 8-14 inches of snow around Speculator and Long Lake, just not on the main strip through towns? How much error do these maps really have?

Is there really still knee deep snow out there one week later after the OP?
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Thanks, very helpful for those of us far from the Blue Line and making plans.
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I was at a marathon canoe paddling clinic on the Seneca River near Syracuse over the weekend, good water for that. Afterward I drove through Forestport, just outside of the Blue Line. Larger ponds were still ice covered, but opening up. Snowbanks beside the road are still prominent and dirty. Still snow in woodlands, with enlarging wet open patches. Drove to Albany today and back in the thruway, no indication of winter whatsoever is left anywhere away from Alder Creek south.
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Still about a foot of crusty snow in the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.
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TM, it looks much the same in the woods around Forestport along rte 28 with some minor open breaks with hummocks filled with ponding surface water. Black River pond at the bridge on rte 28 is fairly open water, but just beyond it is still 90%+ firmly iced over at Snowbird Lake.
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Not just this year, but I've seen them say there's a foot of snow in Moose River Plains only to arrive and there's barely any snow.
Are you going in on a snowmobile, or a mountain bike? I thought the gates remained closed until Memorial Day to allow the roads to firm up. I've been in there in the fall and had it snow on me, but it is not supposed to open (the roads anyway) until snow is a "fond" memory.
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Are you going in on a snowmobile, or a mountain bike? I thought the gates remained closed until Memorial Day to allow the roads to firm up. I've been in there in the fall and had it snow on me, but it is not supposed to open (the roads anyway) until snow is a "fond" memory.
Hiking. When I was referring to MRP, I was using it as a very general location for SW Adirondacks. Not necessarily exactly in the MRP wilderness.
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There are still snowbanks hanging on around the Northville-Placid trailhead in Benson.

It's May 1st tomorrow, I don't want to see anymore snow.
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There are still snowbanks hanging on around the Northville-Placid trailhead in Benson.

It's May 1st tomorrow, I don't want to see anymore snow.
I feel bad for people living in the blue line around this time of year. Around Rochester the snow's been melted for about a month. Driving up to Keene I kept noticing the nice golf courses looking great already. Then we get to the Adirondack Mountain Reserve. As we're hiking past the golf course I mention to my wife "the golf course looks like [stuff]" this year. 2 seconds after saying that I realized it's probably been under snow for months until just last week.
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