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Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby Dave B » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:23 pm

It's pretty early, but accuweather is forecasting another above normal snow year and specifically mentions the front range by name.

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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby ajkagy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:24 pm

hey don't jinx anything yet! more snow the better though :)
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby tmathews » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:26 pm

Hopefully not just the northern Front Range again. I swear there seems to be more snow on Pikes right now than there was all of last winter.

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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby speth » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:29 pm

tmathews wrote:Hopefully not just the northern Front Range again. I swear there seems to be more snow on Pikes right now than there was all of last winter.

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Geeze, is that mostly fresh? Quite a bit up there.
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby traderaaron » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:35 pm

The linked forecast actually favors Denver, Cheyenne etc. and across the northern plains more so than the high mountains in my opinion. Fronts that come down along the front range of the rockies and immediate plains out of Canada tend to favor continental divide and east storms rather than your favorite ski slopes. It think that's why the forecast actually says normal snow for the western mountains.

But this is all assuming a lot of course.

Just my amateur meteorologist opinion.
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:39 pm

speth wrote:Geeze, is that mostly fresh? Quite a bit up there.

All of that has fallen since Wednesday afternoon. Colorado Springs set an all-time record for most rain in a day Wednesday with 4.5". Despite this (and another half-inch yesterday) we're still an inch less than normal for the year.
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby Floyd » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:43 pm

traderaaron wrote:The linked forecast actually favors Denver, Cheyenne etc. and across the northern plains more so than the high mountains in my opinion. Fronts that come down along the front range of the rockies and immediate plains out of Canada tend to favor continental divide and east storms rather than your favorite ski slopes. It think that's why the forecast actually says normal snow for the western mountains.

But this is all assuming a lot of course.

Just my amateur meteorologist opinion.


Wonderful, a repeat of 2006/2007 when Denver got nailed with a foot/week but the resorts/mountains were below normal? Can't wait for the rutted ice packed down on my street until April again.
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby fluxrad » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:46 pm

I'll take whatever we get. I just picked up my Winter Park season pass and do most of my BC days at Bert or Indian Peaks. Big snows on the Northern Front Range are just fine with me.

Some discussion over at the CPF.
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby Dave B » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:51 pm

fluxrad wrote:I'll take whatever we get. I just picked up my Winter Park season pass and do most of my BC days at Bert or Indian Peaks. Big snows on the Northern Front Range are just fine with me.

Some discussion over at the CPF.


Agreed, most of my BC is up the Poudre or in RMNP or the IPW.

Still trying to decide between the $350 WP/MJ and Copper with 5 days at Steamboat or the AB/Key/Breck pass

One has less 75 driving but none of my buddies skiing there and the other has all of my buddies but more 75...

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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby tommyboy360 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:07 pm

tmathews wrote:Hopefully not just the northern Front Range again. I swear there seems to be more snow on Pikes right now than there was all of last winter.


hahaha. Those conditions are crazy.

Here's what I pulled off a mid-term forecast site:

"Late next week and weekend we see continued mostly dry air and warmer than average temperatures under relatively weak high pressure ridging aloft. Isolated thunderstorms are still possible, but are not the dominant aspect of our daily weather. High pressure ridging aloft may continue across the west through the month of September, with relatively warm temperatures and not much wind."

Yeah, I'm looking forward to the snow but let's get a few more weeks of good climbing in! Remember, lat year's La Nina brought us unusually warm temps though most of October and significant snow didn't fly almost until the end of the month.

Strange that the forecast map in the OP is showing Tahoe and the Sierras at below normal. Last year's La Nina was epic snow for them. Looks like T-ride will get the short end of the stick again this year. Another great season on deck to plan a trip to Jackson Hole...
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby Bean » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:18 pm

davey_rocket wrote:One has less 75 driving but none of my buddies skiing there and the other has all of my buddies but more 75...

There are always people to ski with. I could never go back to a VR pass at this point, unless I lived somewhere it was my only practical option.
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Re: Woo Hoo! Another big snow year forcasted!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:55 pm

Seems every year, it has to snow pretty good to get us into indian summer.

And to wit, the current 6-10 and 8-14 day CPC outlooks suggest warm dry weather for the remainder of the month.




(PS - Thanks, Jim Davies, for the numbers from Wednesday - sure seemed like way more rain than we'd seen for a while and I'd guessed far more than the 1" forecasted. My only surprise with the Peak is that it didn't have more snow in Terry's photo!)

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