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In the last eight days, Kirkwood has received, what-15 or 18 feet of new snow? Dodge Ridge 12.5 feet. Both resorts have had lifts closed, whole areas of the resort inaccessable. Gads! I've had six feet at my house in the last eight days and I live at 4000 feet.

 

Too much of a good thing. Where is Global Warming when you need it?

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So I am curious. What happens if you are skiing on 12 feet of fresh snow and fall over.

 

Do you just sink in and they find your body in June?

 

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So I am curious. What happens if you are skiing on 12 feet of fresh snow and fall over.

 

Do you just sink in and they find your body in June?

 


Unfortunately, that is one possibility.  ALWAYS ski with a buddy in bottomless conditions and keep them in sight at all times.  Just getting up after falling can be a huge task, and if you auger in head first you could be in mortal danger, just like in a tree well.

 

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In the last eight days, Kirkwood has received, what-15 or 18 feet of new snow? Dodge Ridge 12.5 feet. Both resorts have had lifts closed, whole areas of the resort inaccessable. Gads! I've had six feet at my house in the last eight days and I live at 4000 feet.

 

Too much of a good thing. Where is Global Warming when you need it?

 

This IS global Warming, exactly.

 

It doesn;t mean we're all gonna live in SoCal, or that winter will cease to exist.

It means the increased energy in the global environment is manifested in more intense weather systems.

... and some 'warming' overall, ... and changes in drought cycles and arid regions (more arid in some, become arid in others...)

but manifested quickly in increasingly intense storms - hurricanes, tornadoes, just plain rain storms of greater intensity - a warmer atmosphere will hold and release more moisture.

and because moisture content does have an effect on pressure - pressure gradients will also be more dramatic, hence storms which are blizzards...

 

upside ?  gonna be a whole new adventure for many of us... places that never flooded, will...

places that have never seen a tornado, will

 

Dr.Peter Venkman: " Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! "

 

... might as well go sliding down some snow...

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This IS global Warming, exactly.

 

 

Exactly true, unfortunately.  And because the Arctic and Antarctic ice packs are melting that means there will more liquid moisture to produce more storms like this.

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