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Spring Gathering weather

Postby tmathews » Mon May 02, 2011 7:54 am

The extended forecast for next weekend is looking pretty favorable at the moment. Looks like there's going to be a 10% chance of precip Friday through Sunday. Feel free to refer to this thread during the week if you want to keep a watch on the weather.

Pinpoint forecast for the proposed campsite

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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby tmathews » Mon May 02, 2011 10:14 am

Pinpoint forecast for the proposed campsite

BTW, this shows the approximate location of the turnoff for the campsite: CR 390 campsite location

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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby kushrocks » Mon May 02, 2011 1:24 pm

Im probably looking at going up Missouri if anyone is interested depending on weather and snow conditions. Looking forward to drinking a beer or 10 with everyone Saturday night. I should be at the campsite around 6pm if anyone else will be there by then.
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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby tmathews » Wed May 04, 2011 7:15 am

If you haven't seen the forecast for this weekend -- it's looking great! Even the highest pinpoint forecast (13,668 ft. for Oxford) is calling for a high of 41 degrees on Saturday.

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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby dmccool » Wed May 04, 2011 7:25 am

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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby hberry » Wed May 04, 2011 9:37 am

tmathews wrote:If you haven't seen the forecast for this weekend -- it's looking great! Even the highest pinpoint forecast (13,668 ft. for Oxford) is calling for a high of 41 degrees on Saturday.


This means those skiing (me) will have their asses out of bed very early Saturday AM

Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby Bean » Wed May 04, 2011 9:52 am

My other plans have changed due to the weather, not sure if I want to deal with the threat of that kind of heat that early. At least it's supposed to be breezy.
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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby bergsteigen » Wed May 04, 2011 10:34 am

hberry wrote:
tmathews wrote:If you haven't seen the forecast for this weekend -- it's looking great! Even the highest pinpoint forecast (13,668 ft. for Oxford) is calling for a high of 41 degrees on Saturday.


This means those skiing (me) will have their asses out of bed very early Saturday AM


This also applies to anyone up there on 30+ deg slopes (ie snowshoers and glissaders). It's a winter layer-cake snowpack getting baked. If you don't summit and descend early, you may be in trouble!

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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby speth » Wed May 04, 2011 10:38 am

tmathews wrote:Pinpoint forecast for the proposed campsite

BTW, this shows the approximate location of the turnoff for the campsite: CR 390 campsite location


Cool, thanks for the map.
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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby MountainHiker » Wed May 04, 2011 11:50 am

tmathews wrote:Pinpoint forecast for the proposed campsite

BTW, this shows the approximate location of the turnoff for the campsite: CR 390 campsite location

The entrance might be a few hundred yard before getting to the switchback. In the photo you can see a network of roads in the trees along with a vehicle and a red square. That looks like where we were before. It's not a very far walk to the MO trailhead if you don't feel like starting your vehicle in the morning or want to save the spot.
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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Wed May 04, 2011 11:58 am

hberry wrote:
tmathews wrote:If you haven't seen the forecast for this weekend -- it's looking great! Even the highest pinpoint forecast (13,668 ft. for Oxford) is calling for a high of 41 degrees on Saturday.


This means those skiing (me) will have their asses out of bed very early Saturday AM



Bean wrote:My other plans have changed due to the weather, not sure if I want to deal with the threat of that kind of heat that early. At least it's supposed to be breezy.



Ditto. Climbing. Anyone care to join, pm. 75 degrees in the Platte. (This might be the melt-down we need to finally start getting some of this snowpack isothermal.)

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Re: Spring Gathering weather

Postby tmathews » Thu May 05, 2011 9:04 am

The forecast continues to update. It looks like it's going to be pretty windy up above 12K on Sunday.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Windy, with a west wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

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