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#1 jbuckmaster

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:34 PM

Went up to timberline this morning to do some dawn patrol. The morning started out beautiful, but by the time I got to the end of the palmer glacier the sun had risen and with it a mean wind that caused white out conditions. I stopped at illumination rock and turned around and skied down. It was horrible. haha. Icy with random spots of skiable snow (is skiable a word?) that were just like a tease. Got back down to the lodge and headed over to meadows to see if there was any snow there... three runs later I was back in my car headed home. It was beautiful out though, so it wasn't all bad. So now I am sitting at home with the windows open (is it summer?) praying for just a little more snow. brr.gif

p.s. one of these days I will get a fancy camera so my trip reports are more interesting.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:44 AM

Bummer! I have been getting up to hood regularly. I hear the spring skiing is really good, but I'd like to hold on to winter and fresh snow a little bit longer...

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:24 PM

Wow, after a nice, cold start, winter died a sudden and nasty death in February. Sad. Snow pack on Timberline is way down. It's going to be over fast at this rate.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:14 PM

yeah it is going to be over fast. I forgot to mention that meadows is turning brown already that usually doesn't start until late April. But I have faith it will snow soon. thumbsup.png

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:52 AM

The snow is a comin'. Next Monday and Tuesday we are supposed to get about 4 inches. I will take that. Looks like it is time to take some PTO. Next week is finals week, but I have finals on Thursday and Friday... so monday and tueday may be a possibility! frantics.gif

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:55 AM

Ahhh it's not as bad as you guys are saying.

And I'm predicting a big spring.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:26 AM

Part of the reason things may seem bad now is last year at this time was way above climatology. See
http://www.nwac.us/products/CLISNO

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 08:37 PM

It looks like MHM got about 5-9"s today. woot!

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 11:09 AM

Okay so Meadows is 88% of normal, Tline is 89%, Paradise is 81% per the April 1st (no april fools joke) climatology. I'd definitely like to see those #s a lot higher. Hopefully we'll get a wet spring that will keep the higher-elevations okay.

CODE
CLIMATOLOGICAL SNOWDEPTH INFORMATION
NORTHWEST WEATHER AND AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
DAY  1  MONTH  4  YEAR  2007

DATA IN INCHES, -99 DENOTES MISSING DATA

            CURRENT  CLIMATE  PER CENT   LAST  THRU 2006  THRU 2006
            DEPTH    AVERAGE  OF NORMAL  YEAR  MAX/YEAR   MIN/YEAR

HURRICANE   108      104      104        138   252/1999    42/2005
MT BAKER    180      173      104        192   311/1999    72/1934
STEVENS      95      100       95        117   192/1956    24/1941
SNOQUALMIE   79       85       93         97   170/1956     2/1992
STAMPEDE     88      100       88        122   183/1956    17/1992
MISSION      41       46       89         65    86/1983    20/1973
CRYSTAL      80       69      116        107   144/1999    16/1981
PARADISE    141      174       81        200   327/1956    66/1941
WHITE PASS   51       53       96         74   110/1997     0/1992
TIMBERLINE  143      162       88        197   300/1999    57/1981
MEADOWS     104      126       83        172   199/1999    49/2005


At least we had a great early season...

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 06:46 PM

Oh yeah!

...SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM PDT MONDAY FOR THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...THE CASCADES
IN LANE COUNTY...AND THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES..

A SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM
PDT MONDAY.

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A RETURN TO THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND
NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES TONIGHT AND MONDAY. SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE CASCADES FROM TONIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY COULD REACH A FOOT OR MORE
...WHILE ACROSS THE
PASSES ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TONIGHT.. WITH SNOW LEVELS
LOWERING BELOW PASS ELEVATIONS IN THE CASCADES AFTER MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT. THE SNOW LEVEL ON MONDAY WILL AT MOST BE AROUND
3000 FEET.

THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DECREASE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:49 PM

Hood is looking great this week! Already a few new inches on the ground and the forcast has the mountain getting pummelled (sp?) with snow for the rest of the week. Now this is a good spring! I will be up there tomorrow. I will post back to brag! frantics.gif (hopefully)

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:05 AM

Maybe there's hope after all.

Wonder how SW side of Mt. Adams is.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 06:55 PM

Woot! There's nothing but snow in the forecast.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:11 AM

Awesome! Looks like there is going to be a good spring season after all.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:06 PM

My estimates based on the WE in telemetry is about 6"s above 6000ft. I'll take it!




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