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Where do you guys go for weather forecasts/reports?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Just curious if theres anything besides weather.com and stuff like that, maybe a storm tracker or something? Going to Crested Butte next week and I'd like to get an idea of what to expect.

post #2 of 14

I can tell you that weather.com is not a good idea for skiing in general.  For instance, if you look for Alta/Snowbird weather, they will give you the forecast for SLC, which is not even close.  Try weather.gov for more accurate forecasts.  If you're using a Mac, check out the Wx weather app I wrote -- it has a free 30-day trial period: http://hunter.pairsite.com/wx/

post #3 of 14

I'd try to find a website of a local TV station close to the resort I was going to... WMUR.com tends to give better forecasts for the NH mountains than weather.com, weatherunderground.com (reformatted govt forecasts), and the resorts themselves, in my opinion. The Waterville Valley website is constantly telling me to expect 50mph winds when they end up being only 15-20...

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responses, I usually call the resort the day before and get their report, but Ive been looking for better projections. Definitely right about weather.com, they cant even get the weather right here in Philly.

 

Dont have a Mac but I'll be sure to check out those other sites.

post #5 of 14

snowforecast.com has some detailed ski specific weather reports, but they are not always accurate. what weather forecast is though?

post #6 of 14

weather underground.  The best.

post #7 of 14

I have found that the local Avalanche Center will have the best weather summary. You are not going to get specific forecasts but more the trends and pressure systems in the area. Make you own forecast from that info. I use this link for my area: http://avalanche.state.co.us/pub_bc_avo.php?zone_id=4.

 

Find Crested Butte's area and read the top of the page for the summary

post #8 of 14

Lots of good information here. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/  Just find the area you are interested in and get many of the details you could ask for. Minus the on ground reports. 


Edited by PAPA - 3/17/2009 at 07:00 pm
post #9 of 14

http://www.snowrforecast.com is my number one resource.  I also troll the blogs, the http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ site, and a few others to synthesize the material together. 

 

I'm a bit of a jr meteorologist this time of year so I tend to have pretty good intel. 

post #10 of 14

 

Another option:

 

www.onthesnow.com/

post #11 of 14

This particular link is for Squaw, but you can recenter it to whatever you want and bookmark it. Nice breakdown by elevation (you will need to click on desired elevation):

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.19261780640032&lon=-120.27626037597656&site=sto&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en

 

Live Doppler radar, seems to be fairly accurate:

 

http://www.myweather.net/mywx/interactiveradar.asp

 

 

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http://www.snowrforecast.com is my number one resource.  I also troll the blogs, the http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ site, and a few others to synthesize the material together. 

 

I'm a bit of a jr meteorologist this time of year so I tend to have pretty good intel. 

Excellent!  You have been assimilated as the weather guy for Epic.  Now get after it and help us out  


 

post #13 of 14

 Personally I find www.snow-forecast.com to be the best.  Its layout could be improved but if you select your state, resort and then choose the 6 day forecast it's pretty good.

 

Like this:  http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Revelstoke/6day/top

 

I find that generally if it says they are getting low amounts of snow it is fairly accurate, but many times if the forecast is for over 10cm or 4-5inches, in reality the hills end up getting double   Not always though...


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Originally Posted by dmourati View Post

 

http://www.snowrforecast.com is my number one resource.  I also troll the blogs, the http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ site, and a few others to synthesize the material together. 

 

I'm a bit of a jr meteorologist this time of year so I tend to have pretty good intel. 

 

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Excellent!  You have been assimilated as the weather guy for Epic.  Now get after it and help us out  


 

X2

 

I do, however, like the link Don put up of www.onthesnow.com

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