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Wolf Creek - Locals with a Weather Report?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Are there any locals out there who can give us a decent weather report for Thanksgiving? All we get is "Chance of snow Thursday, Friday and Saturday." O.K. So are they predicting any accumulation that you've heard of? If they're just going to get flurries, it's not worth driving the 9 hours from Tucson, Arizona. If they're predicting 2 FEET, we're THERE. The National Weather Service isn't giving us much information.
post #2 of 12
I'm not a local, but I've been following the forecast for Northern New Mexico this past few days leading to Taos opening day. According to snowforecast.com Taos may receive 3-5 inches during Thursday/Friday. If the same storm is hitting Wolfcreek I'd double that total as they get so much more snow. Of course, this is my absolutely amateur guesstimate. The storm hitting the rockies early next week should bring some more snow totals (hopefully).

And according to the WolfCreek webpage, Nova and Susan's runs are in perfect condition, you should totally drive from Tucson and hit those!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that website, Simonbda! At least there's a little more information there!
post #4 of 12
Why drive 9 hours to WC when you got 200"/year, 1000 ft vert, and runs like Lemmon Drop and Hot Dog..right in your back door.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Where is this? 200 inches a year? Less than 9 hours? WHERE?
post #6 of 12
= = = = Winter Weather Advisory - Eastern San Juan Mountains Above (Colorado) = = = =

CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS
958 AM MST WED NOV 26 2008

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY
TO 8 AM MST FRIDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY
TO 8 AM MST FRIDAY.

THIS ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
ABOVE 10000 FEET.

MOIST SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF A STORM SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN WILL BRING SNOWFALL TO THE EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. LIGHT SNOWFALL MAY BEGIN ACROSS THE
AREA THURSDAY MORNING...WITH SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES...EXPECTED
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF FRIDAY
MORNING. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA BY FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE
TIME OF THE ADVISORY...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE.
post #7 of 12
The local TV weatherman called for 12-18'' at Wolfcreek tomorrow. I'm in Taos right now but I'm really tempted to drive there on the weekend. If someone can update the conditions on Friday it will be greatly appreciated.
post #8 of 12
Starting to precipitate now. Warm here though at 7500, 50 miles west of WC.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Starting to precipitate now. Warm here though at 7500, 50 miles west of WC.
Damn! I heard DMR postponed their opening. Are you going to go to Wolfcreek over the weekend? Telluride will get good totals out of this storm too. They're predicting 5-10'' here at Taos.
post #10 of 12
No snow accumulation yet here. Socked in, warm and raining. It's too early for high expectations and definitely not a lot of base at Wolf Creek. Their site says 13" and he web cam illustrates it. DMR is less and T-ride is limited. I'll wait.
post #11 of 12
Update: it's dumping, sticking, beautiful and a white out; 1/4 mile visibility.


Currently, too thin for a mission to WC, but looks like touring tomorrow is a possibility.
post #12 of 12
I have about an inch outside my door, but it's been snowing on and off. I hope they get some more at the higher elevations and maybe open some more stuff by the weekend. I went down the Taos' WROD like 12 times today. It was fun but a little variety would be better.
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