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Postby CO Native » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:12 pm

Just a reminder to everyone to visit the CAIC website before heading out this weekend: http://avalanche.state.co.us/

Or call one of their hot lines:


Front Range, Summit Vail
303-275-5360
Denver/Boulder

Front Range
970-482-0547
Fort Collins

Summit Vail
970-668-0600
Breckenridge

Sawatch
719-395-4994
Buena Vista

Northern and Southern San Juan
970-247-8187
Durango



Here is what the current conditions look like, but they will change fast this week:
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Postby lordhelmut » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:19 pm

thanks mom
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Postby Tory Wells » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:43 pm

lordhelmut wrote:thanks mom


CO Native is SAR, I think he would just rather not have to go out in it unless it is by choice.
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Postby lordhelmut » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:45 pm

I was being sarcastic
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Postby shanahan96 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:01 pm

let's see....

san juans....extreme, maybe ridiculous
everywhere else....high(atleast). thanks goodness we have the CAIC to tell us that!

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Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:52 pm

This is my kind of forecast!!

Mt. Eolus:

Tonight: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow. Low around 18. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 25 to 31 inches possible.

Saturday: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow. High near 25. Windy, with a southwest wind between 30 and 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 13 to 19 inches possible.

Saturday Night: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow. Low around 7. Windy, with a west southwest wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
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Postby Jim Davies » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:50 pm

There's a cool Pacific-ocean satellite animation here that shows the monster storm coming up to stomp on us right now:
http://sat.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/loops ... ir&size=16
It looks like there's another one behind it SE of Hawaii; fingers crossed...
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Postby shanahan96 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:45 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:This is my kind of forecast!!

Mt. Eolus:

Tonight: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow. Low around 18. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 25 to 31 inches possible.

Saturday: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow. High near 25. Windy, with a southwest wind between 30 and 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 13 to 19 inches possible.

Saturday Night: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow. Low around 7. Windy, with a west southwest wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.


nice! i've been viewing the same thing by clicking on the windom peak every so often during the past 24-36 hours. each time it prompts me to chuckle at the numbers. mind blowing!....and to think they were predicted to be higher 12-18 hours ago.

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Postby jimlup » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:50 pm

Lucky devils :evil: I'm stuck here in Michigan. At least we'll get some of the same storm. We're expecting 2 to 4" on Saturday night. I know, I know, laugh if you must :shock:

maybe I'll get lucky and be able to go snow shoeing on Sunday morning but I'll need 6" for that... no chance :? .
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Postby skier25 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:49 pm

I'm just going out of my mind that I'm not in the San Juans right now. :cry: :cry: :cry:
I get acute mountain sickness when I am away from the mountains.
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Postby Jim Davies » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:13 pm

Silverton was going to open today, but had to stay closed due to high winds and power outages. Oh, yeah, and 36" of new snow this morning. Wolf Creek reports 32" on their web site.
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Postby Matt » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:35 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Silverton was going to open today, but had to stay closed due to high winds and power outages. Oh, yeah, and 36" of new snow this morning. Wolf Creek reports 32" on their web site.


Ah...Life is Good. Oh, wait. I've gotta work this weekend.
Anyone wanna hit up Wolfie later this week?

It sounds like it's gonna take a while for Silverton Mtn. to get set up again. All their roping is buried, and the county plows got stuck on the road to the base!
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