Where is the SNOW!!!

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby cheeseburglar » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:27 pm

OK. PM sent. If anyone can produce a sacrifice to the marmot mountain gods that works, it will be you, Kiefer.
I'd recommend using a dogfish instead of a seal, but it's your attempt.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby yorksman » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:25 am

If you already don't know about the Open Snow website by local Meteorologist Joel Gratz check it out. I started following him last year about this time of year and I have found him to be more accurate than any local TV weatherman or other weather realated sites.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Mark A Steiner » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:15 am

I would have to go along with Bean's post extending the snow deficiency to the end of the year, after this, then what?

As described by San Juan Ron, the southwest mountains are very dry. The Dunton Hot Springs web can shows a snowless SW slope for El Diente Peak.

Probably too early to be concerned, but the jet stream and pressure configuration over western North America does not appear to encourage moist systems from the Pacific. That can change with little of no warning, but since last year at this time, sustaining a moist weather pattern in the West has become more of a hope than an expectation.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Lemmiwinks » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:44 am

EatinHardtack wrote:Damn You Bill Middlebrook!!!! Although I am pretty sure he wants the snow also.

I suggested to my buddies last night that we need to sacrifice something. A ritual killing always brings the goods.



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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Dave B » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:52 pm

TeamDino5280 wrote:This is promising



http://opensnow.com/powder?type=longterm


Sweet, right on the days I have to travel...
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby J-RockandRockpile » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:11 pm

SchralpTheGnar wrote:If we don't act now, it may be too late.


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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby MuchosPixels » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:26 am

Hang in there. Snow and winter will be back (or start!) in about 9-10 days.

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ajkagy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:35 am

I'm liking the looks of the GFS model on the next storm...I do think the pattern will change in a big way come mid NOV. For people that hate snow, better get your hiking in this weekend :)
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby EatinHardtack » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:27 am

ajkagy wrote:I'm liking the looks of the GFS model on the next storm...I do think the pattern will change in a big way come mid NOV. For people that hate snow, better get your hiking in this weekend :)


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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Bean » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:33 am

EatinHardtack wrote:
ajkagy wrote:I'm liking the looks of the GFS model on the next storm...I do think the pattern will change in a big way come mid NOV. For people that hate snow, better get your hiking in this weekend :)


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