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Ok, Coloradons; better start dancing again !(snowdancing,that is.)

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I don't know which one of you stopped, and i'm not going to cast blame; but there's a slew of mountains opening up Friday and the skies look pretty clear: http://www.skiloveland.com/snowrep/snowrep.asp.

Now, don't get me wrong; whoever did the lindy or foxtrot to get that last storm in; really brought in some good snow; but it's all, "what have you done for me lately ?" today.

so, following that; i want to hear some charlestons, the monkey, swing(just dancing kind of swing) and even the tango going on.

no reason to let this good start in CO turn into hardpack now !
post #2 of 28
...has Jerry Springer has been booted off "dancing with stars"?
post #3 of 28
It looks VERY windy on the valley cam...
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by matt7180 View Post
It looks VERY windy on the valley cam...
It was!
post #5 of 28
These guys seem to nail it everytime. Looks like Sunday could be the day.
WINTER PARK, COLORADO CUSTOM SNOW/WEATHER FORECASTLatest Observation (Base) | Latest Observation (Top) | Current Radar | Current Satellite Image | Current Surface Map | Snow Coverage Map6-day Forecast Discussion (Resort base; 9,000', Resort top; 12,060') -- (SNOW REPORT, CLICK HERE)

Updated for Tuesday, October 31, 2006
--Discussion...Temperatures below are forecast for the peaks and the base, with highs and lows for both. Yesterday's Low/ High_Base; M/ M, Top; M/ M.

-->LIVE TEMPERATURE MAP


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-OVERALL SITUATION TODAY
- The troffy and unsettled flow aloft continues, with low pressure starting to translate eastward to the plains states. Partly cloudy skies and some overnight isolated snow showers are expected, with temperatures looking chilly.
--THROUGH 6 DAYS - Wednesday - We transition toward high pressure, and we expect some clouds and continued chilly temperatures for this time of year, but warmer.

Thursday and Friday - A warm storm hits the northwest US with rain and high snow levels, carried in on a southern jet stream, leaving us under a high pressure ridge to the southeast of this track. Temperatures look warmer, with increased high cloudiness overhead.

Saturday and Sunday - Low pressure moves into the northwest and knocks the high pressure ridge over us down, with snow (and snow levels near 8,000 feet, so a wet snow) moving in late Saturday and through Sunday (snow levels drop) as this low moves across Colorado and areas north. The strength of this system is a bit in question, but moisture should be plentiful for a decent shot of snow.

-->PLEASE THANK THIS RESORT FOR FUNDING OUR FORECAST, THIS WILL HELP KEEP US EMPLOYED.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED DAILY WIND, TEMPERATURE, PRECIP, CONDITIONS...CM.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT FORECAST SNOW TOTALS BELOW REPRESENT THE AMOUNT OF SNOW EXPECTED TO FALL THAT DAY, AND RECORDED ON THE NEXT MORNINGS SNOW REPORT FOR THE RESORT**

Tuesday October 31



Hi Temp: 25/ 40°F (top/base)
Lo Temp: 10/ 17°F (top/base)

Sky Condition:
Partly cloudy and colder with more west winds, and isolated snow showers mainly overnight.

Precipitation:
20% chance for snow showers - snowfall potential; A trace.

Wind:
W at 4 - 12mph, increasing to W at 15 - 25 gusts to 35mph during the day (gusts to 55+mph on the upper ridges) Wednesday November 01



Hi Temp: 24/ 37°F (top/base)
Lo Temp: 09/ 12°F (top/base)

Sky Condition:
Partly cloudy and chilly with less wind but still a bit windy. Another chilly fall day.

Precipitation:
10% chance for snow showers early - snowfall potential; A trace.

Wind:
Variable at 4 - 12mph, increasing to W at 10 - 20 gusts to 30mph by afternoon (gusts to 40mph on the upper ridges) Thursday November 02



Hi Temp: 30/ 43°F (top/base)
Lo Temp: 14/ 07°F (top/base)

Sky Condition:
Partly cloudy (mid and upper level clouds) and milder with west winds in the afternoon mainly.

Precipitation:
None expected - snowfall potential; None.

Wind:
Variable at 3 - 10mph, increasing to W at 10 - 20 gusts to 25mph by afternoonFriday November 03



Hi Temp: 33/ 44°F (top/base)
Lo Temp: 17/ 09°F (top/base)

Sky Condition:
Partly cloudy (continued mid and upper level clouds) and cool with west winds in the afternoon again.

Precipitation:
None expected - snowfall potential; None.

Wind:
Variable at 3 - 10mph, increasing to W at 10 - 20 gusts to 25mph by afternoon Saturday November 04

(late)

Hi Temp: 37/ 47°F (top/base)
Lo Temp: 24/ 12°F (top/base)

Sky Condition:
Mostly clear through morning. Partly cloudy by afternoon. Mostly cloudy overnight with isolated to scattered snow showers developing.

Precipitation:
30% chance for snow showers
late - snowfall potential; A trace.

Wind:
Variable at 3 - 10mph, increasing to W at 10 - 20 gusts to 30mph by afternoon (gusts to 40mph on the upper ridges) Sunday November 05



Hi Temp: 22/ 33°F (top/base)
Lo Temp: 17/ 25°F (top/base)

Sky Condition:
Cloudy and colder with scattered to numerous snow showers possible morning through overnight. Winds increase.

Precipitation:
40% chance for snow showers
- snowfall potential; 5 to 8 inches of accumulation.

Wind:
SW at 10 - 20mph, increasing to W/ NW at 15 - 25 gusts to 35mph by afternoon (gusts to 50mph on the upper ridges) Long range forecast/ discussion...November 06 to November 09--Snow continues into Monday, with high pressure building in for Tuesday and into next Wednesday (partly cloudy, milder, no snow). By mid and late next week we see a prolonged period of unsettled weather and storms moving through as large scale low pressure finally sets up over the west. We think this will be the boost in fresh snowfall the resorts are looking for this early season. We will be watching. CM.

WINTER OUTLOOK: Regarding this winter, we have a developing El Nino sea surface temperature pattern in the Pacific. The latest (Sep 13th) is that we may see a moderate El Nino SST pattern this winter. We expect the following this winter; A good shot at seeing more snowfall than average for southern Colorado, and less snowfall than average for northern Colorado...in general. We do think winter will start off with a bang though, with possibly more snowfall than usual through December. Many times in an El Nino pattern, we are also dealing with snow levels being a bit high on average as the moisture source is usually subtropical, but this is rarely an issue for high elevation Colorado resorts. The time this pattern seems to be most pronounced is January onward. We will watch and see how this develops.

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post #6 of 28
Everybody outside the state, sweating the lack of storms this week, don't worry (be happy?). We're starting to get the really cold temps at night. You can count on lots of snow being blown. We may not have great pwdr at Thanksgiving (or we could), but everyone's going to be making lots of snow, with temps cold enough to mitigate daytime melting.
post #7 of 28
I'm dancing like a fool over here. SNOW damn it SNOW!!!!
post #8 of 28
No kidding - dry as a bone since the storm, lasting at least another week. I was going to climb into my suit this weekend, maybe have to make it the following.

11/11 sounds like a good number..
post #9 of 28
My prediction for the next storm is Monday or Tuesday the 7th or 8th. Seems lately every time I leave town--especially to go to Texas--Summit County gets a nice snow fall. Last week I couldn't get home because of the snow and it happened during the storm before that one. Now, this time I'm not going to Texas, but hey, I'm trying to do my part for the cause!
post #10 of 28
I haven't quit dancing form the last storm!
post #11 of 28
10 Day forecast for Summit County from Weather.com:

Nov 1 Today
Abundant sunshine. Cold. High 33F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Nov 1 Tonight
Mainly clear. Low around 10F. Winds light and variable.

Nov 2 Tomorrow
Partly cloudy skies. High 38F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Nov 2 Tomorrow night
Partly cloudy skies. Low 23F. Winds light and variable.

Nov 3 Friday
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s.

Nov 4 Saturday
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Nov 5 Sunday
A few snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s.

Nov 6 Monday
Snow showers at times. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s.

Nov 7 Tuesday
Snow showers at times. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Nov 8 Wednesday
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Nov 9 Thursday
Rain and snow showers. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s.

Nov 10 Friday
Snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.


As the Rocky Mountain News said today in their monthly review of the months weather data-November is generally the second snowiest month of the year (after March) but can be warm and dry too.
post #12 of 28
Novemeber is probably going to suck, so don't bother coming to Summit County.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Harry Dunn View Post
Novemeber is probably going to suck, so don't bother coming to Summit County.
Common HD, we cannot have that kind of neg. energy here. NOW...GET UP OFF YOU ARSE...DANCE AND REPEAT AFTER ME...IT WILL SNOW ALL NOVEMBER! GET TO IT!!!
post #14 of 28
Let's see, you got a good 45 day jump on just about everyone else and now you're crying about a two week dry spell? :

SOMEBODY CALL THE WAHHHHHMBULANCE!

I remember how tough it is to live in CO. I really feel for you guys

Having to ski two week old hardpack, in early November, what a shame!
post #15 of 28
It won't be 2 week old hardpack in a couple of weeks...it will be hours old ice pellets from snow guns.
post #16 of 28
Oh, the humanity of it all!! LOL

You might even have to ski something the almost resembles ice.

I really do feel for you guys, I hope you all pull through this tragedy.
post #17 of 28
Is there a version of Mayim for snow?
post #18 of 28
Having just completed the CO loop: Durango, Ridgway, Delta, Carbondale/Glenwood Springs, Silverthorne, Leadville, Wolf Creek/Pagosa Springs, Durango, The San Juans need the most Dancing, while the rest of the state needs help (in the snow department, not the beauty)......maybe some sacrificial ski burns are in order. For early season turns, Loveland & A-Basin were nice, but need help. Wolf Creek in the moonlight looked covered, but tough to say as the pass did not have tons of snow along the road.
post #19 of 28
It is looking like a less than awesome year out west this fall. This is why you have to pace yourself and plan on doing a bunch of skiing in the spring. The snow is usually a lot more predictable then and everyone else has given up skiing. I will never understand that one. I guess most people only have the skiing itch bad in the fall, but for me there is nothing better than all that pow pow and bluebird days come March-June.
post #20 of 28
It's early November for cryin' out loud. We've been spoiled in Colorado the past couple of years with good early seasons. So far we are off to a great start. Looks like this weekend and next week could be huge for most areas.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
i dont know who did it, but old man winter likes somebodies moves. loveland + keystone reported 2 inches, loveland opened another trail and its currently snowing !
anyone dancing on thursday nite needs to do the same tonite !
post #22 of 28
well...um...my wife and I were not exactly dancing last night but...we'll do it agian for the cause...GO SNOW.
post #23 of 28
Way to 'take one for the team'!

(That's a reason for the record books. I need to practice my lines.)
post #24 of 28
Loveland getting hit pretty good today.

Looks like my Day 1 will be this Saturday - my brand new Head Monster iM 77's have threatened me with physical hard if I don't put them on snow soon.
post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
well...um...my wife and I were not exactly dancing last night but...we'll do it agian for the cause...GO SNOW.

so, Don; are you and the wifey at it again ? at the risk of turning this into a typical TGR thread, i'm willing to send you viagra and lubricant if needed as CO and UT look to be coming into form.

if i had the free time, being the first in line at vails opening this week; wouldnt be a bad place to be. :
post #26 of 28
cougar, you are absolutely right about TGR... I would have been shredded with about 15K posts of pure ugly.

Funny, I had thought about this thread with all the snow today…perhaps posting “hey gang, we’re at it again "

But with your reminder, I better back off before Mrs. Don hears about it...but I'll keep dancing anyway

Cheers
post #27 of 28
Any complaints now? I-70 closed in both directions because of the snow and more coming. It was fun out there today!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by mike_m View Post
Any complaints now?
Yeah... I'm not there to enjoy it!!!
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