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Weather news for PNW

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
A representative from the National Weather Service was just interviewed on a local Seattle TV Station and predicted a return to normal snow conditions in the Cascades including more big snowstorms.

Let's hope he's right.
post #2 of 13
No doubt! We are going to Whistler this season and are debating the safest time to go when there will be the most snow.
post #3 of 13
Well as I keep saying, I just want an average snow year. Seeing as our snow clouds waft over the PNW first, I like the sound of this announcement, but I won't be dancing a jig until there's enough snow to open the lifts.

On the bright side, it's been raining on and off all day here, and it has been cold enough to be snowing (and sticking) up at "The Bowl", but clouds have obscured the slopes all day today, so none of that white stuff was in eyeshot. Maybe tomorrow I'll get a look.
post #4 of 13
Winter is near Volant should be skiing by Nov.1
post #5 of 13
well, forecast from here http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/saisons/index_e.html is not so optimistic fpr PNW.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by igorig
well, forecast from here http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/saisons/index_e.html is not so optimistic fpr PNW.
Uugh, those are nasty predictions ! Although, if I read them right, the probability of those predictions being accurate is not so good either:




post #7 of 13
Well all those maps are north of me.

"The Bowl" doesn't have snow on the front side, but there is snow on Point Six, the next peak over from Big Sky Mountain, it's a couple hundred feet higher, and has a NOAA weather station on it, which makes checking the conditions up top easy online.

edit: The snow on Point Six melted within a couple hours.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by slider
Winter is near Volant should be skiing by Nov.1
Well that would be sweet, oh clairvoyant one, though I might not have my pass yet. MT Snowbowl doesn't usually open 'till the day after Thanksgiving, so coverage would have to be complete for them to git-it-on early.
post #9 of 13
After last season, anything is an improvement. I'm looking forward to just being able to head up to the mountain and there being snow on the hill. Funny how your standards lessen after a year like last year. :
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Rusty
After last season, anything is an improvement. I'm looking forward to just being able to head up to the mountain and there being snow on the hill. Funny how your standards lessen after a year like last year. :
Exactly it cant be any worse than last year. That being said, if it doesnt snow, you can find me in my blazer with my ear stuck to the weather service, driving to the next place with a forcasted dump.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Rusty
After last season, anything is an improvement. I'm looking forward to just being able to head up to the mountain and there being snow on the hill. Funny how your standards lessen after a year like last year. :
Yes, just an average snow year would do nicely, or even a slightly below average snow year would be a great improvement. Heck even the same amount of snow without the heat wave we had in late January (70 degrees in Missoula: ) would be a great improvement.
post #12 of 13
If we have another one like last year I'll really regret selling my boat. We were sailing in the warm breezes of February when there were no ski areas open in Washington.

Oh, I shouldn't even think these thoughts!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by pheft
If we have another one like last year I'll really regret selling my boat. We were sailing in the warm breezes of February when there were no ski areas open in Washington.

Oh, I shouldn't even think these thoughts!
Yes. It's a well known fact that negative vibrations can advesely affect the amount of snowfall.
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