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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby EatinHardtack » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:52 am

d_baker wrote:
EatinHardtack wrote:5 inches at work this morning here in CO Springs! We needed it badly here, this storm doubled our season total to date on my golf course.

No kidding? Just down the hill from you at CCC (Country Club of CO), it looks like we have about an inch or maybe slightly more. But I haven't stepped outside yet. I like snow days! :)


Yeah Darin we got a good amount. I had 1" on my porch in Old CC, surprised when I got into work. Again we all needed it.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby semitrueskerm » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:53 am

Conditions at Taos on Sunday ala my mini ski porn movie...
13 more inches there at opening this morning.... \:D/



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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby RoanMtnMan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:17 pm

We had over 18" of new the last couple of days up by Pearl Pass. My buddy said he got 30" in Silverton. Maybe we busted out of the dry cycle finally?
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby SolarAlex » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:57 pm

summit county somehow only gets an inch or 2 when locations north, south and west all report 1-2 feet. how does that even happen?

Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby lordhelmut » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:07 pm

SolarAlex wrote:summit county somehow only gets an inch or 2 when locations north, south and west all report 1-2 feet. how does that even happen?


Gapers......

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:09 pm

As Joel Gratz likes to say, "It's all about the orographics". Storms dump their moisture when they hit mountains and get pushed upwards. If the storm is coming from the southwest, it has to get through the San Juans and Sawatch range before getting to Summit County, so the moisture is depleted. Upslope storms (winds from the east) favor the Front Range, winds from the northwest favor Summit, and so on. Today's storm came from the southwest or west-southwest. It looks like the next pulse will be more northwesterly, so Vail and those guys might do better.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:06 pm

That reported 8" at Vail today turned out to be pretty sweet, with plenty of powder turns all day in the back bowls.

Granted, my expectations have been low lately.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby RoanMtnMan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:52 pm

Jim Davies wrote:As Joel Gratz likes to say, "It's all about the orographics". Storms dump their moisture when they hit mountains and get pushed upwards. If the storm is coming from the southwest, it has to get through the San Juans and Sawatch range before getting to Summit County, so the moisture is depleted. Upslope storms (winds from the east) favor the Front Range, winds from the northwest favor Summit, and so on. Today's storm came from the southwest or west-southwest. It looks like the next pulse will be more northwesterly, so Vail and those guys might do better.


And.....that post saves me some typing. Well articulated.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby SolarAlex » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:11 pm

Jim Davies wrote:As Joel Gratz likes to say, "It's all about the orographics". Storms dump their moisture when they hit mountains and get pushed upwards. If the storm is coming from the southwest, it has to get through the San Juans and Sawatch range before getting to Summit County, so the moisture is depleted. Upslope storms (winds from the east) favor the Front Range, winds from the northwest favor Summit, and so on. Today's storm came from the southwest or west-southwest. It looks like the next pulse will be more northwesterly, so Vail and those guys might do better.


thanks Jim for explaining that to me... i never really understood "orographic" before ..that actually makes a lot of sense! some NW winds then would be nice, im getting tired of spending all my money on gas driving to wolf creek.

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Scott P » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:17 pm

The parking lot at Alta today:

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby EatinHardtack » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:04 pm

^^^ very nice Scott P, very nice.

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Mark A Steiner » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:36 pm

Well, it is at least a temporary improvement over what has prevailed most of the winter. Would like to see this pattern prevail for a strong winter finish and continue into spring. A few posts here have put a damper on this hope somewhat, suggesting that warm and dry conditions are more likely till at least May 1.

Arizona fared well depending on location. Northern Maricopa County (New River to Cave Creek) locally recorded up to 3.4" liquid. The Snow Bowl NW of Flagstaff received at least 33" snow - two events badly needed in this parched state.
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