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NOAA reports that this was a record breaking warm winter.  Not sure that NOAA had to tell me that since I've been wearing spring clothing most of this winter.  However, we've had some nice powder days too. 

 

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1037&MediaTypeID=3&ResourceID=104525

 

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If you're looking for the ideal place to purchase a retirement ski house I recommend something farther north than Utah and Colorado.  30 years from now they might not get any more snow than Texas currently gets.  However, if any of those large asteroids that are headed our way for very close (between the moon and earth close enough to take out some GPS satellites) passes to earth happen to hit us that would cool things back down again for several generations.

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Not here!

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Not here!



I think you'll be fine at higher elevations snow wise.  You might be under water thoughroflmao.gifI'm going to be much closer to the beach than we used to beyahoo.gif

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I'm going to be much closer to the beach than we used to beyahoo.gif


I heard Mid-Atlantis skiing used to be pretty good.

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I heard Mid-Atlantis skiing used to be pretty good.



Good one.

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If you're looking for the ideal place to purchase a retirement ski house I recommend something farther north than Utah and Colorado.  30 years from now they might not get any more snow than Texas currently gets.  However, if any of those large asteroids that are headed our way for very close (between the moon and earth close enough to take out some GPS satellites) passes to earth happen to hit us that would cool things back down again for several generations.


Places farther north tend to be lower elevation. Whistler can experience rain, at least at the base, any month of the year. Colorado and Utah had a very dry year, but it didn't rain in January, either.
 

 

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Nor did it rain in October, November, December, February, March, or April. Altitude and distance from a climate affecting body of water are far more important than latitude. It rained at my place a couple of days ago for the first time in the better part of 7 months and I live between DEN and COS. Above 7,000 feet in Colorado is a different climate.

Now it might well eventually stop precipitating here pretty much all together, but the effect of that will be a wee bit more than how we ski in the southern Rockies.
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Places farther north tend to be lower elevation. Whistler can experience rain, at least at the base, any month of the year. Colorado and Utah had a very dry year, but it didn't rain in January, either.
 

 



True, but it's a fact that long range planners for the southern mountain resorts are taking this seriously and exploring other income options like golf, ziplines, biking, etc as their future cash cows. 

 

 

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NOAA reports that this was a record breaking warm winter.  Not sure that NOAA had to tell me that since I've been wearing spring clothing most of this winter.  However, we've had some nice powder days too. 

 

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1037&MediaTypeID=3&ResourceID=104525

 


I would add to that linked data the following:

In the 14 years I've lived in the N Rockies, I've watched NOAA forecast data consistently be wrong by an average of 5 degrees F. Consistently. And always NOAA predicts things to be 5 degrees COLDER than what we see.

This means their data are suspect, and their models seriously flawed.

And that the situation is far worse than they're willing to admit.

Remember this salient fact: NOAA is part of the Department of COMMERCE. Its mission is commercial, not scientific. It is concerned with how weather data are used to promote the American economy, not with whether actual weather data may provide some harbinger of what's around the bend for our climate.
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