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post #61 of 78

March 2010 to Sep (first period) -  Sep to March 2011 (second period) for U.S.

 

A progressive  pattern of troughs and ridges is the main theme for the entire forecast periods - with significant changes in the second period ( fall-2010 winter-2011spring ) -

 

This progressive pattern First Period -  has produced many scattered to moderate precipitation storms for most of the U.S giving near normal precip for much of the country -

 

 The second period See's some major changes -

 

The country as a whole should receive near normal precip  with numerous progressive storms - with some major storms for the Mid-Atlantic East Coast -

 

The West Coast-Inter mountain area to Colo will have numerous progressive strong and wet troughs - the entire West Coast and Inland to Colo should receive at least normal precip with many area's much above normal -

 

On the whole - frequent large changes in temperature and many frequent passing troughs for most of the country -

 

 

 

post #62 of 78

I predict snow is not too far off.

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post #63 of 78

Snow has already been spotted around Apahaoe Basin in Colorado. However, according to their website it still isnt cold enough to start making any snow. But this first dusting of snow is a good sign of things to come.

post #64 of 78

I'll never forget how crappy last winter was for Vail.  We had more snow fall in Grand Junction (4600 feet) than Vail until Valentine's Day.  There was a big storm in November that just swirled around the mountain top, dumping tons of snow in Boulder and GJ, but only a few inches on top.

post #65 of 78

Gorgeous!
 

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I predict snow is not too far off.

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post #66 of 78

this winter is looking good, lets hope we get a lot of snow

post #67 of 78
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Gorgeous!
 


 



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post #68 of 78

I tend to believe it's getting a winter with lots of snow!

... because I wanna believe

post #69 of 78

Arctic Ice in Death Spiral

 

"The exceptional cold and snowy winter of 2009-2010 in Europe, eastern Asia and eastern North America is connected to unique physical processes in the Arctic," James Overland of the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in the United States told IPS in Oslo, Norway last June in an exclusive interview. ' Paradoxically, a warmer Arctic means "future cold and snowy winters will be the rule rather than the exception" in these regions, Overland told IPS.

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I tend to believe it's getting a winter with lots of snow!

... because I wanna believe



Me too... and I want to do some spring skiing in Steamboat.

post #71 of 78

Snow fall predictions in a La Nina year look pretty good to me, locally: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/climate/coop/laninasnow/coopsnowpct.php

 

Kellogg +27% -- maybe the glades and lower 4 will be open for more than a weekend or two at Silver Mt this season. :D

 

Fifty percent chance of colder than normal temps too!

 

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post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by spknmike View Post

Snow fall predictions in a La Nina year look pretty good to me, locally: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/climate/coop/laninasnow/coopsnowpct.php

 

Kellogg +27% -- maybe the glades and lower 4 will be open for more than a weekend or two at Silver Mt this season. " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies//biggrin.gif" title=":D" width="" />

 

Fifty percent chance of colder than normal temps too!

 

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Now there's a map that's easy on the eyes. Woot woot!

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post #74 of 78

England Are having a world record breaking amount of Snow this year it will be up to 2ft-3ft tall from the 14th October2011 - 28th March 2012!!!

The last time we had snow like it is going to be was in 1988, however we had snow up to 2ft high last year.

I think we are getting alot of snow because we have had a very hot summer it got up at least 31 degrees

post #75 of 78
December - February Long Range Forecast. La Nina returns, you go girl! yahoo.gif

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post #76 of 78
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December - February Long Range Forecast. La Nina returns, you go girl! yahoo.gif
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Yeah Yeah.....I still want to know what the woolly caterpillars have to saycool.gif  http://www.epicski.com/t/105451/wooly-caterpillar-walnut-husks-la-ni-a-farmers-almanac-oh-my

 

But on a more real note ...can anybody show the above predictive maps from prior years next to a retrospective map of what actually happened?

 

post #77 of 78

Anectdotally I can tell you that last year it was predicted to be above average precip for northwest MT AND above average temps and it was a warmer winter than I'd like, but the snow season started earlier and ended later.  I'm looking forward to that same scenario, but with colder temps, makes for much better quality snow. 

 

Of course the impact on folks downstream from all that snow was pretty severe....

post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by Alveolus View Post

Yeah Yeah.....I still want to know what the woolly caterpillars have to saycool.gif  http://www.epicski.com/t/105451/wooly-caterpillar-walnut-husks-la-ni-a-farmers-almanac-oh-my

 

But on a more real note ...can anybody show the above predictive maps from prior years next to a retrospective map of what actually happened?

 



NWS can for the Inland NW: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/climate/coop/laninasnow/laninasnow.php

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