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2011-12 NOAA Winter Outlook Released

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The winter outlook is great if your ski area is in the northern half of the USA or in most of Canada.  See:http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/noaa-winter-outlook_2011-10-20

 

Time to get those powder skis ready.


Edited by quant2325 - 10/21/11 at 7:15am
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Lookin' good for us!  I'm ready.

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What I'd really like to see are predictions from previous years compared to their actual recorded rainfall and temperature in the same areas.

 

 

Think NOAA could cough those up?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by dwoof2 View Post

What I'd really like to see are predictions from previous years compared to their actual recorded rainfall and temperature in the same areas.

 

 

Think NOAA could cough those up?

 

 

 


They said it would dump last year,and it dumped. Good enough for me.

 

post #5 of 14

We definitely were consistent last year with the long term La Nina forecast.  Only, I wish so much of it hadn't occurred AFTER the end of ski season at the resort.  As someone who insists on lift access, the fact that the base was steadily increasing for six weeks after closing day drove me nuts.  And then, all those towns downstream from here, getting flooded, that was horrid.  I look forward to an even snowier season with somewhat colder temps this year and hope that a slow melt begins at a sensible time for all. 

post #6 of 14

Might be a good winter to quit the job....wish I knew for sure!

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Hmm, Joel from CPF is predicting about 2/3 of the strength of last year with some about the same and some a bit less.  Steamboat seems to be in the a bit less than last year but that will depend on where the storms come in from.  Northwest is always good... South, not so much.

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Only, I wish so much of it hadn't occurred AFTER the end of ski season at the resort.  As someone who insists on lift access, the fact that the base was steadily increasing for six weeks after closing day drove me nuts.  And then, all those towns downstream from here, getting flooded, that was horrid.  I look forward to an even snowier season with somewhat colder temps this year and hope that a slow melt begins at a sensible time for all. 



Ain't that the truth! Not that lift access is a must for me, though. I got here in May, so I missed the Red Lodge ski season, but they got like a foot of fresh on the night before Memorial Day. Made for some stinking great Memorial Day fun (May 30th)! Lots of people were up there hiking for turns and really getting after it. Good times were had by all. The flooding did suck, though. Really affected the places I was working at the time, i.e. Roundup. Poor folks got hit pretty hard.

post #9 of 14

Hmmm... 

 

#1. Find money

#2. Go to SLC in January

#3. Find more money

#4. Go to Tahoe Gathering

#5. Find more money

#6. Go to Eastern Gathering

#7. Find more money

#8. Go to Jackson Hole

#9. Find place to live after wife kicks me out

 

Damn odd numbers...

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

We definitely were consistent last year with the long term La Nina forecast.  Only, I wish so much of it hadn't occurred AFTER the end of ski season at the resort.  As someone who insists on lift access, the fact that the base was steadily increasing for six weeks after closing day drove me nuts.  And then, all those towns downstream from here, getting flooded, that was horrid.  I look forward to an even snowier season with somewhat colder temps this year and hope that a slow melt begins at a sensible time for all. 



I know what you mean. I was getting fresh tracks for two weeks after the lifts closed, and it was still snowing! I bet we got almost 400-425 inches last year.

 

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Originally Posted by keniski View Post

Hmmm... 

 

#1. Find money

#2. Go to SLC in January

#3. Find more money

#4. Go to Tahoe Gathering

#5. Find more money

#6. Go to Eastern Gathering

#7. Find more money

#8. Go to Jackson Hole

#9. Find place to live after wife kicks me out

 

Damn odd numbers...


Go in reverse order.  Kick wife out.  Take the money and move to Jackson Hole. Ignore rest of list.

 

Mike
 

 

post #12 of 14

+1 on Jackson, especially the last few seasons,. Pretty rough joint on a low snow year, but maybe the wife will see the good in what you have done and let you back in.

If I could have a do over?????? Jackson is where I would have moved at 18. Getting an education is such a bogus concept!

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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post



 


Go in reverse order.  Kick wife out.  Take the money and move to Jackson Hole. Ignore rest of list.

 

Mike
 

 


hmmmm....

 



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Originally Posted by butryon View Post

+1 on Jackson, especially the last few seasons,. Pretty rough joint on a low snow year, but maybe the wife will see the good in what you have done and let you back in.

If I could have a do over?????? Jackson is where I would have moved at 18. Getting an education is such a bogus concept!



hmmmm....

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