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Winter is on it's way

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Special weather statement from NOAA:

 

...SNOW SHOWERS ARE LIKELY IN THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES ON FRIDAY..

 

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL USHER IN A COLDER AIR MASS ON FRIDAY

THAT WILL CAUSE SNOW LEVELS TO PLUMMET AS LOW AS THE 4000 FOOT

LEVEL. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN 3 INCHES.

HOWEVER THE AIR MASS WILL ALSO BE UNSTABLE ENOUGH FOR A CHANCE

OF THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

 

 

It ain't ski time this weekend but it's getting closer.

 

:moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance: :moondance:

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I only like ice that I can scrape with the metal edges of skis to get to the good pow.

 

Ice climbing. :mistat:

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let it snow, let it snow, let is snow. Can't wait to do the hood slog in sideways ice pellets, white out weather for some turns up high.

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FECKING A!!!!!!

 

I'm tired of this rock monkey sh*t and corn skiing.

 

:wazup:

 

 

Ohhh... that is the quote of the year!! Especially the rock monkey comment!!!

 

 

LET IT SNOW!!!! (and alot, please.)

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There were flakes falling as I drove over Steven's Pass this morning. Snow was accumulating several hundred feet above the lodge.

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It just keeps getting better. Anything is welcome at this point. Just cautious of buried crevasses this time of year. Change those batteries in your beacons!!!!

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biblical amounts of snow at Baker...

 

And according to the forecast they keep coming as far as the models can see...

 

:noway::fahq:

 

 

Today: Periods of snow showers. High near 23. West southwest wind around 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

 

Tonight: Periods of snow showers. Low around 11. West wind between 11 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 16 to 22 inches possible.

 

Wednesday: Periods of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 19. West southwest wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.

 

Wednesday Night: Periods of snow showers. Low around 8. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

 

Thursday: Periods of snow showers. High near 19. South southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

 

Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

 

Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.

 

Friday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

 

Saturday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29.

 

Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16.

 

Sunday: Periods of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.

 

Sunday Night: Periods of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17.

 

Columbus Day: Periods of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.

 

 

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I just put my skis on in the living room; it has been a 15 or 16 month time out for me. I'm sure my doctor would disapprove, but if he only knew what I've been climbing. :grlaf:

 

I just need to sharpen my skis reglue the skins and get a new set of safety straps and I'm there. :moondance:

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Snow Advisory

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

407 AM PDT WED OCT 3 2007

 

...EARLY SEASON SNOWFALL FOR THE CASCADES TODAY AND TONIGHT..

 

.STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND AN UNSTABLE AIR MASS WILL LEAD TO

ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL ALONG THE CASCADES TODAY AND TONIGHT.

 

WAZ518-519-032300-

/O.NEW.KSEW.SN.Y.0015.071003T1107Z-071004T1200Z/

WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-

WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-

407 AM PDT WED OCT 3 2007

 

...SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY..

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A SNOW

ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY.

 

ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OVER THE CASCADES

TODAY...GENERALLY ABOVE 3500 TO 4000 FEET. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF

SNOQUALMIE PASS...THIS WILL IMPACT ALL OF THE MOUNTAIN PASSES

ACROSS THE CASCADES. THE SHOWERY NATURE OF THE PRECIPITATION MEANS

THAT SNOW WILL COME IN QUICK BURSTS WITH BRIEF NEAR WHITEOUT

CONDITIONS.

 

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY VARY FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES. LOCAL

AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WHERE THE PUGET SOUND

CONVERGENCE ZONE MEETS THE CASCADES OVER SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE

GLACIER PEAK REGION.

 

HIKERS AND CAMPERS WITH PLANS IN THE CASCADES SHOULD EITHER BE

PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER OR MAKE PLANS IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS

FROM 3000 FEET ON DOWN. MOTORISTS CROSSING THE CASCADES...EXCEPT

SNOQUALMIE...SHOULD EXPECT TO SLOW DOWN AND USE WINTER WEATHER

DRIVING PRACTICES SHOULD YOU ENCOUNTER SNOW ON THE ROADWAY.

 

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Nothing like a little rain crust action to get some nasty early season layers going:

 

Saturday.. Periods Of Snow Changing To Rain. Snowfall Accumulation 3 To 7 Cm. Rainfall Amounts 4 To 8 Mm. Freezing Level 1700 Metres.

Sunday.. Rain Heavy At Times. Windy. Rainfall Amounts 30 To 50 Mm.

Freezing Level 2800 Metres.

Monday.. Mainly Sunny. Freezing Level 1000 Metres.

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