Ahhhhhh spring!!!!

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Ahhhhhh spring!!!!

Postby norseman » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:48 pm

Higher Summits Forecast
Mt. Washington , N.H.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007
5:10 AM
Wind Chill Warning currently in effect through tomorrow...50-90 below...
An arctic cold front passed overnight and behind it, a cold pool of air is currently being pulled down by strong northwest winds. Temperatures are expected to continue falling this morning before being cut off towards midday. Winds will be high today as a tight gradient remains between a departing low in the east and an incoming Canadian high from the west. The high will continue to build in today tightening the gradient and increasing winds through the day with the highest winds expected during the afternoon into the evening hours. Overnight, winds will begin to ease up as the high begins to crest in over the region. Tomorrow the high will crest and winds will continue to ease a bit more. After hitting the low today, temperatures will make a gradual increase into tomorrow getting to around 15 below to end out the day tomorrow. Today, there is a slight chance of snow showers from upsloping but aren’t expecting much due to the moisture starved lower atmosphere. Since there is so little moisture there is a chance that the summits may break of the fog earlier than the forecasted time of this evening. The wind chill warning we issued yesterday will remain in effect today through tomorrow. Wind chills will be 80-90 below today, 70-80 this evening, 60-70 below before sunrise tomorrow, and 50-60 below tomorrow. As a reminder, with wind chills this low, frostbite takes less than five minutes.

Ryan Knapp
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Forecast
Today:
Mostly in the clouds w/ a slight chance of snow showers.

Highs: around 30 below then around 25 below by sunset°F

Wind: NW 85-105 mph increasing to 90-110 mph w/ higher gusts

Tonight:
Mostly clear.

Lows: around 25 below then around 20 below by sunrise°F

Wind: NW 80-100 mph decreasing to 55-75 mph by sunrise w/ higher gusts

Tomorrow:
Mostly clear.

Highs: around 20 below then around 15 below by sunset°F

Wind: WNW 45-60 mph w/ higher gusts
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Postby Scott P » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:56 pm

I hope no ones planning on climbing Mt. Washington right now.

Anyway we're welcoming spring around here.

For every month for the past 5 months we have recorded at least -20F or colder. Ususally three months is more normal. The first sub -20F was on November 30 when the temperature was -27F. The last (hopefully the last) was on March 3 at -20F.

Five months in a row seems fairly unusual even around here. Our coldest of the season was -42 on January 15.

Lukily Craig doesn't have the winds as the mountains do.
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Postby rijaca » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:07 pm

Spring in Colorado:

Skiing at Loveland on Sat, with fresh powder to boot.
Mountain biking Waterton Canyon on Sun, saw 7 bighorn sheep on the road within a mile of the canyon entrance. The Colorado trail is still snowpacked, but should be accessible soon.
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Postby Dan the Mountain Man » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:02 pm

Hope we get a cold snap eventually to freeze up some more ice. Looks like some drytooling is in order for a while...

Dan
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Postby guitmo223 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:15 pm

Scott Patterson wrote:I hope no ones planning on climbing Mt. Washington right now.

Anyway we're welcoming spring around here.

For every month for the past 5 months we have recorded at least -20F or colder. Ususally three months is more normal. The first sub -20F was on November 30 when the temperature was -27F. The last (hopefully the last) was on March 3 at -20F.

Five months in a row seems fairly unusual even around here. Our coldest of the season was -42 on January 15.

Lukily Craig doesn't have the winds as the mountains do.


It is a very good thing that Global Warming will save us from this trend next month.

This thread will probably now be relegated to the archives relatively quickly.
"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred it be postponed" - Sir Winston Churchill
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Postby norseman » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:56 am

We're just glad winter finally did get snowy and cold here in the east, although a month and a half late. You guys are ready for spring I'm sure out west. Spring's a little sweeter after some snow and bitter cold.
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Postby Kruck » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:09 am

For all you Iowa ex-pats out there: Heading to IC for a wedding, driving overnight tonight. Forecast here for the weekend: 70 in metro. Forecast there: 34 for CR/IC. Should run into a patch of 13 degrees in Neb. this eveming. And no snow (blizard melted), so if I take my XC boards, I'm more likely to get them towed behind a Bayliner at the Coralville rez. It's been awhile since I've been ankle-deep in black mud in the timber, should be a great time :cry:
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Postby tonyw » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:50 am

rijaca wrote:Spring in Colorado:

Skiing at Loveland on Sat, with fresh powder to boot.
Mountain biking Waterton Canyon on Sun, saw 7 bighorn sheep on the road within a mile of the canyon entrance. The Colorado trail is still snowpacked, but should be accessible soon.



Do you, or anybody, know the trail condition at Lair of the Bear? It had some ice about 4 weeks ago...

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