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Rare "Arctic Blast" to hit...

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...SoCal?

"50-year event"?

http://www.owsweather.com/pr120808a.html

bring it.

post #2 of 12
Interesting.

Has it ever snowed in Malibu?

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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Interesting.

Has it ever snowed in Malibu?

Jan 22nd 2007 3:10PM Bob.
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Jan 22nd 2007 3:10PM Bob.
Just in time for afternoon rush hour?

Whoa!
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...SoCal?

"50-year event"?

http://www.owsweather.com/pr120808a.html

bring it.

there is absolutely no other weather forecast or models to support this is that tabloid like weather forecasting?
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When I read that it reminded me of a visit I made to Mammoth two years ago in mid Jan. They had marginal snow, but an Arctic Front came down and the temps where -12 F at the base. My feet would freeze every hour and I 'd have to come in and take my boots off. The following week I bought Hotronics in case I experienced another 50 year event!
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Looking good so far.

I just hope this hits Colorado before the 19th as I have a reservation for Steamboat from 19-22 DEC. Getting lots of snow is great, but getting lots of snow that shuts down the resorts during my vacation isn't all that cool.
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Has it ever snowed in Malibu?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCRXunDN-q8
post #10 of 12
the forecasts are saying big snow for Wasatch Range and south Colorado...
Any bets for Summit County?
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Artic

Predicting zero degrees for up here starting Sat Sun Mon with 2-3 ft of snow in mts following by sub zero. Hope they'e right this time
post #12 of 12
There's a lot of discussion about this on the Mammoth Forum. The "50 year" quote is from a forecaster who has a reputation for hype. Memories are always short when it comes to weather and snow storms. Here is a good benchmark IMHO: http://webpages.charter.net/tcrocker818/bldy2141.htm. It takes a very rare and precise storm track to produce a result like that.

The most impressive SoCal cold storm of my memory was late January/early February 1979. That was another 5-7 footer at Baldy with even lower snow levels than 2001. It snowed 6 inches in Palm Springs and 2 feet in the San Gorgonio Pass ~2,500 feet leading to it. With widespread snow in the low deserts of SoCal, Arizona and New Mexico I remember reading comments about it being the maximum snow cover for North America in some long number of years.

The only meaningful snow in the Los Angeles basin itself was in January 1949. Foothill suburbs over 1,500 feet used to get snow every 7 years or so, but with urban heat island effect it's more like 20-25 years now. The Verdugo peaks above my house top out at 3,000 and they have had snow twice (1987 and 2001) in the 24 years I've lived there.

The storm is expected to arrive overnight and total maybe 2 feet of snow in the ski areas. Not that unusual, except for the lower than average snow levels. I'll believe the snow as low as 3,000 when I see it above my house, given recent rarity of that.
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