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post #61 of 262
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Originally Posted by theelk View Post

Looking really good for the San Juans.  Davey is going to have to fire up the big snow eater for the first time this season and the tower pads are going to need to be adjusted!  Anachronism, it looks like you we will get your wish.smile.gif

 

Yeah, opensnow has been revising predictions upwards for the past few days. Wonderful! Come on snow!

post #62 of 262

Glad to see the weather turning around. 

 

I made  a sacrifice to Ullr. Came to Colorado for a month and left my powder skis back in Abq cuz of the conditions when I left...

post #63 of 262

Local hills here in AZ could see 2-3 ft.  I sacrificed a couple Texan gapers when I visited NM last month and it paid off.

post #64 of 262

That is funny.  I have often wondered how good storms come about and as you may have heard, there is nothing we like less in Colorado than a couple of Texan gapers!
 

post #65 of 262

Keep it up and us Texans might spend our money in Utah!

post #66 of 262

haah,  just come up North to Steamboat where we allow the use of republic of Texas currency at all establishments!  Hell, we even have rodeos and real cowboys. No belt buckle is too large here! beercheer.gif

post #67 of 262

Ski Apache is opening tomorrow which is THE ski area for Texan gapers.  They should get some snow out of this latest storm.  Clouding up and cooling here in AZ, I can see the storm off to the west :D

post #68 of 262

All of the precipitation moving out of southern California and through Arizona looks like its making its way to northern New Mexico.  Heavy snow expected around midnight and should stick around most of the weekend.  We may have gotten off to a late start down here but December is sure to deliver!

post #69 of 262
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Originally Posted by theelk View Post

That is funny.  I have often wondered how good storms come about and as you may have heard, there is nothing we like less in Colorado than a couple of Texan gapers!
 


I think everybody should be free to ski and have fun, no matter where they are from.

 

That said, my first day at Wolf Creek this year, skiing into the lift line, I saw a guy in a Camo one-piece fartbag. I was so dumbfounded with how ridiculous it looked that I almost skied into him with my mouth hanging open.

 

I had a thought that the guy could be wearing it to be ironic, but his friend was awkwardly manhandling his skis around in a way that just cannot be faked.  The accents left me pretty sure where the guys were from.

post #70 of 262

The best news I can write is that a LOT of snow will fall in the southern San Juans during the day on Friday. Total accumulations for Wolf Creek should be around 12-18 inches from early Friday morning through Friday evening. Durango and Silverton will also see good snow with perhaps up to a foot falling. Great news!

Other mountains to the north of the San Juans will see clouds and off-and-on light snow on Friday, but a wind from the southwest is not good for heavy snow. However, once the wind switches around to blow from a more westerly direction on Friday late afternoon and evening, I think most areas of the state will see good snow on Friday night with 2-4 or 3-5 inches falling.

post #71 of 262

well looking a the maps this AM, looks like San Juan folks should be sportin' wood......  NIce flow coming through with good temps.  Northern Co and 70 corridor will still get  a few out of this 1st round and the second and 3rd round storms look to be very good for most of the region.  Should be a good weekend.  Cheers!

post #72 of 262

We live about 7 miles SW of Durango at 7400'.  It started snowing after midnight and we now (9:40am Friday) have about 3" at our home.  Accumulation will be less here because the ground is warm and we had zero snow.  It is currently 34, snowing light to medium but steadily and the winds are calm.  This is a great start!
 

post #73 of 262

NM has had squalls of light and heavy snow coming through all day. I see another one approaching. It's been mostly wet snow, so not so much accumulation, but good moisture, which is desperately needed.

 

Wolf Creek should be getting the goods but they're posting high avalanch danger, which makes sense: heavy snow on top of the cold, light fluff from last weekend.

 

So be careful in the backcountry.

post #74 of 262

I'm stoked!  San Juans getting nailed and my local hills here in AZ and NM.  What makes this even more epic?  Round two is moving into California right now.

post #75 of 262

We had good snow in the Taos area today with more on the way.  Skiing was good today at TSV.  More terrain should open as early as tomorrow.  They were running Lift 8 empty today and I heard from a TSV employee that Lift 8 may be the next area to open, maybe Lift 7.  Porcupine may open tomorrow.

post #76 of 262

I had to snowblow about 8" of heavy, wet snow off the driveway at 2pm this afternoon at 7400' just outside of Durango.  Then it started dumping and the wind started blowing (from the WNW).  It is 6:30pm (29 degrees) and still snowing with probably another 6+" since this afternoon.  The ground is warm and the snow was heavy so it is settling pretty quickly.  Should be a great base layer for the areas.  The snow is slushy on the roads in town but the roads are heavily snowpacked and very slick up Wildcat Canyon.  The higher mountains must be getting hammered!
 

post #77 of 262
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Originally Posted by FatChance View Post

I had to snowblow about 8" of heavy, wet snow off the driveway at 2pm this afternoon at 7400' just outside of Durango.  Then it started dumping and the wind started blowing (from the WNW).  It is 6:30pm (29 degrees) and still snowing with probably another 6+" since this afternoon.  The ground is warm and the snow was heavy so it is settling pretty quickly.  Should be a great base layer for the areas.  The snow is slushy on the roads in town but the roads are heavily snowpacked and very slick up Wildcat Canyon.  The higher mountains must be getting hammered!
 

 

I live in Forest Lakes (For those not in the area, its 10 miles North of Bayfield in the Southern foothills of the San Juans).  We left at 6:00 AM this morning with 1" on the ground and wondering if things were going bust with the forecast, got home to a foot everywhere and FEET wherever it had a chance to drift.

 

My Subaru was getting stuck on our driveway going DOWNHILL (our house is below the road).

 

Tomorrow will be a good day.

post #78 of 262

Also, Wolf creek announced they are opening Alberta tomorrow.

post #79 of 262
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

My Subaru was getting stuck on our driveway going DOWNHILL (our house is below the road).

 

Tomorrow will be a good day.

 

If you can get back up?

 

JK after all of our snowless vehicle threads, enjoy the day, it's about time. beercheer.gif

post #80 of 262
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Originally Posted by NayBreak View Post

 

If you can get back up?

 

JK after all of our snowless vehicle threads, enjoy the day, it's about time. beercheer.gif

 

Momentarily stuck. We "plowed" our driveway by driving up and down it about 5 times, using power oversteer to 180* the car and keep momentum at each end. Neighbors must be having "thoughts" about us at the moment.

 

Also, Subarus rule.

post #81 of 262

gotta love this...

 

 

TODAY
 

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

High: 26 °F

TONIGHT
 

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 18 °F

SUNDAY
 

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

High: 20 °F

SUNDAY
NIGHT

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 14 °F

MONDAY
 

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

High: 25 °F

MONDAY
NIGHT

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 16 °F

TUESDAY
 

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Snow

High: 29 °F

TUESDAY
NIGHT

Snow Likely

Snow
Likely

Low: 21 °F

WEDNESDAY
 

Snow Likely

Snow
Likely

High: 21 °F

post #82 of 262

Just when i thought it looked good...

 

 

COZ004-005-013-152000-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0012.121216T1900Z-121218T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
501 AM MST SAT DEC 15 2012

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 8
  TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH UPWARDS TO 20 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...RIDGE TOP WINDS WILL BE INCREASING AND BECOME WEST TO
  NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS REACHING 50 MPH BY
  MONDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS IN THE VALLEYS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY
  RELATIVELY CALM.
post #83 of 262

Wolf went from 40 to 80% open in 24 hours.  biggrin.gif

post #84 of 262

FKNA!  game on.  The boat is off the hook. 4" reported overnight (and you know they always under report) its dumping now with 20" above mid mountain ='s seriously deep conditions.  plus they got just about 2 feet last week. 

post #85 of 262

Tell them to share a little!

post #86 of 262

MINE, MINE MINE   (of course, I am stuck in NJ till xmas day so its a bit frustrating) 

post #87 of 262

Finn, you should join our marketing team!  Only really had a foot last week, probably more like 6" last night... heavier stuff so it's packing in nicely.  It's skiing great, but I wouldn't call it seriously deep by any stretch of the imagination, just some boot buckle/boot top deep... still a really fun powder day.  Heading back out right now.

post #88 of 262

Just found this thread, I'm jumping in with two feet (figuratively speaking of course).

 

Core2, what part of AZ are you in?  Are you more likely to go to Snowbowl or Sunrise?

post #89 of 262

Copper reporting that Rosi's Run should open this afternoon (Sat), and to my knowledge this is one of the first black-diamond runs to open in Summit County or along I-70.  Looking forward to getting on it early next week.  

post #90 of 262

Caught first chair and fresh tracks on Porcupine this morning at Taos.  Solid 4" of fresh on top of some super soft machine groomed.  So far I would say we have received about 18" at the top and maybe somewhere around 12" at the base.  All in all the skiing has been awesome.  More of the mountain should be opening soon!

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