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TH Snow Melt

Post by CaptCO » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:42 am

With this abnormal heat wave, would you say roads like 390, BLM, etc will take days, weeks, months to melt out? It’s tough to justify a 6 hour drive just to be turned around. Any insight would be greatly appreciated

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Post by bergsteigen » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:03 am

Check out Satellite data. Caltopo Pro has the Sentinel Weekly layer where you can get an idea of where the snow level is. Not perfect, but as long as there aren’t clouds, you have a much better idea than “being the beta” and driving up yourself.
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by CaptCO » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:05 am

bergsteigen wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:03 am
Check out Satellite data. Caltopo Pro has the Sentinel Weekly layer where you can get an idea of where the snow level is. Not perfect, but as long as there aren’t clouds, you have a much better idea than “being the beta” and driving up yourself.
Super cool, thanks Berg! 🙌🏼
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:17 am

I think you could get a pretty good idea looking at TH reports from the last few years excluding 2019.
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Post by CaptCO » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:17 am

CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:17 am
I think you could get a pretty good idea looking at past TH reports excluding 2019.
Yes I’m aware, thank you Cap
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by HikerGuy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 am

bergsteigen wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:03 am
Check out Satellite data. Caltopo Pro has the Sentinel Weekly layer where you can get an idea of where the snow level is. Not perfect, but as long as there aren’t clouds, you have a much better idea than “being the beta” and driving up yourself.
This is what I use as well. It's a great resource in the spring/early summer and well worth the subscription.
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by Scott P » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:34 pm

It's snowing right now in parts of Colorado.
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by CaptCO » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:37 pm

HikerGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 am
bergsteigen wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:03 am
Check out Satellite data. Caltopo Pro has the Sentinel Weekly layer where you can get an idea of where the snow level is. Not perfect, but as long as there aren’t clouds, you have a much better idea than “being the beta” and driving up yourself.
This is what I use as well. It's a great resource in the spring/early summer and well worth the subscription.
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Scott P wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:34 pm
It's snowing right now in parts of Colorado.
It snows in Colorado? (They don't use the nickname smart Alec for no reason)
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Post by ekalina » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:58 pm

You can try this snow depth analysis from NOAA. The controls are a little clunky, but you can zoom out and then use the mouse to draw a box around the area of interest, and then zoom in further.
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by dwoodward13 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm

HikerGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 am
bergsteigen wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:03 am
Check out Satellite data. Caltopo Pro has the Sentinel Weekly layer where you can get an idea of where the snow level is. Not perfect, but as long as there aren’t clouds, you have a much better idea than “being the beta” and driving up yourself.
This is what I use as well. It's a great resource in the spring/early summer and well worth the subscription.
Sentinel also publishes their imagery on their website for free
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by HikerGuy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:31 pm

dwoodward13 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
HikerGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 am
bergsteigen wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:03 am
Check out Satellite data. Caltopo Pro has the Sentinel Weekly layer where you can get an idea of where the snow level is. Not perfect, but as long as there aren’t clouds, you have a much better idea than “being the beta” and driving up yourself.
This is what I use as well. It's a great resource in the spring/early summer and well worth the subscription.
Sentinel also publishes their imagery on their website for free
That is true! I believe this is the link: http://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel-playground/. This is good to know for folks who do not use CalTopo. CalTopo subscription is still worth it if you have not already invested in another GPS app/tool. Nice to have everything in one place.
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Re: TH Snow Melt

Post by bergsteigen » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:55 pm

HikerGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:31 pm
dwoodward13 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
HikerGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 am


This is what I use as well. It's a great resource in the spring/early summer and well worth the subscription.
Sentinel also publishes their imagery on their website for free
That is true! I believe this is the link: http://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel-playground/. This is good to know for folks who do not use CalTopo. CalTopo subscription is still worth it if you have not already invested in another GPS app/tool. Nice to have everything in one place.
I also have the RealEarth app that has a bunch of satellite data, but haven’t been able to sort through the plethora of options to find something useful yet.
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