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snorkeling photos welcome!

Stack in the beer and firewood and wait for BIG STORMS. New batteries in the transceiver. Heck yeah!

Wind packed powder is the lead in.

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Yeah check that out...
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cool, ok, translation?  big spiral energy, right? what are some of the other lines, for weather geek hangers ons, looking for the storm in the map dudes?

The weather server I use has omitted the map section over the east pacific. Morons. That's where it's all fomenting into something sinister and wonderful.

Saw a skier in Safeway, chatting up the clerk. Seems he has a beach house on the Russian River. And he's in Tahoe to ski. He can't f'n win. Big snow=floods out his beach house. No snow=beach house sitting high and dry, no powder skiing. Talk about setting yourself up for a dive.
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L good; H bad!!  The lines are isobars - translation: areas of equal air pressure.  The numbers correlate to barometric pressure readings, expressed in millibars.  That 952 next to the big L with all the lines signifies the surface pressure reading of that low pressure area.  952 is a super low reading,(the equivilant of 28.11 in. on a regular barometer) meaning a very strong storm.  The closer the lines are to each other, the more radical the pressure gradient - since wind flows from areas of high pressure towards areas of low pressure, the lines being close together would indicate stronger winds than if the lines were further apart.

The problem with this impressive 'L' is that it has been sitting out there for the last couple of weeks and seems to have been 'retrograding',(moving slowly to the west) and spawning/pumping waves of warm energy toward the west coast.  This has been a better pattern for Whistler than the lower 48.  If it keeps on 'backing up', things will start getting more 'normal' here.
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What does it mean? Well big waves in Hawaii along with trades making for excellent windsurfing.

The monster low in the north pacific is a week plus out. They aren't even talking about it yet. That could be an epic storm.
My predictions for next week? Bleh and disappointment. It's going to snow, but it will probably be cement...

Put the snorkel away.
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What does it mean? Well big waves in Hawaii along with trades making for excellent windsurfing.

The monster low in the north pacific is a week plus out. They aren't even talking about it yet. That could be an epic storm.
My predictions for next week? Bleh and disappointment. It's going to snow, but it will probably be cement...

Put the snorkel away.

 


we actually need the cement to plaster the rocks. then the pow. si? not an upside down snow pack this time,


put away the snorkel, put the avil-lung in your mouth.
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Yup, great surf on the North coast of Maui...  If that cutoff low ever turns around and rides the jetstream in, somewhere along the coast will get nailed big time.  The problem right now is the ridge of high pressure from Utah to Catalina has split the jet, so most of the energy from it will go north of Cali, and you'll get the warm side.  Now, if that ridge breaks up before that storm finds the jet and heads in,(and the jet is in the right spot) we might be measuring snow totals in the 3-6 ft range!
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does anyone have a weather site with a radar map that includes Hawaii so we can see the storms lining up before they reach San Francisco? weather. com and  national weather service aren't good for that.
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got some more links @ www.mtbachelor-insider.info/weather.htm
your welcome
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davluri,

 

http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat-bin/global.cgi

No radar, but good sat pics.  EastPacific IR is the best for nighttime

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thanks, awesome, yeah, I meant satellite map.
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