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Thread: SNOW IN THE PNW 2011/2012!
09-17-2011, 11:38 AM #1
SNOW IN THE PNW 2011/2012!
Its time to start yet another legendary thread of what will come to be a epic season in the PNW. With the first snowflakes falling into the alpine of our local ski resorts in no time we will be slaying waist deep pow lines in and around our resorts. So with that in mind I say
Welcome to the 2011/2012 Season!!
Sorry this thread is useless without pics
Today: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 33. West southwest wind around 17 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 18 and 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Yeah the forecast is at 9,000 feet but that's easily obtainable when you have a 14,000 foot volcano in your backyard!
09-17-2011, 12:04 PM #2
It's coming down at crystal mountain right now. I didn't take this photo from today but I know who did.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
411 AM PDT SAT SEP 17 2011
OLYMPICS-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
411 AM PDT SAT SEP 17 2011
...COLDER AND WETTER WEATHER IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND...
A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY WILL
BE ACCOMPANIED BY COOLER TEMPERATURES. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE
AROUND 5500 FEET IN THE NORTH CASCADES AND NEAR 6000 FEET IN THE
CENTRAL CASCADES AND OLYMPICS. PRECIPITATION TODAY WILL BE
GENERALLY LIGHT...BUT A DUSTING OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE AT HIGHER
A STRONGER FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT AND MOVE THROUGH
WESTERN WASHINGTON SUNDAY. PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR THAT SYSTEM
WILL LIKELY EXCEED ONE INCH IN SOME AREAS OF THE CASCADES AND
OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS...FALLING IN THE FORM OF SNOW AT HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OR COLD RAIN AT PASS LEVELS. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL RISE
TO 8000 TO 9000 FEET LATE SUNDAY.
CAMPERS...HIKERS...AND CLIMBERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR COLD AND
WET CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS. THIS IS A
SIGNIFICANT CHANGE FROM RECENT MOUNTAIN WEATHER WHICH HAS BEEN
MAINLY SUNNY AND WARM.
Last edited by regct; 09-17-2011 at 12:15 PM.
09-17-2011, 02:38 PM #3
I was waiting for someone to start this and after reading the forecast, figured it'd be today.Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.
Metalmücil. We've been giving people pink ear since 2010
09-17-2011, 02:45 PM #4
I noticed yesterday that there are still some patches in edelweiss bowl. Pretty amazing to think that there may still be some snow from last season lingering around while the snow starts to fall for this season. Stoked is an understatement. Knee rehab is going great. I will be ready to ride as soon as the lifts start spinning. Might even be able to get some pre-season hiking and snowmobiling in.
It's gonna be a good one.
09-17-2011, 04:03 PM #5Registered User
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I may well be joining you guys this winter - will probably accept a job offer in Eugene. Stoked!
09-17-2011, 04:40 PM #6
Over the past month I have been hiking out checking unique terrain in the middle of nowhere and there is a lot of snow lingering. For example as of 1 week ago lakes above 5,500 feet in Glacier Peak wilderness were still 95% frozen!
09-17-2011, 05:37 PM #7Registered User
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Mind sharing any of those pictures? I've got lots of days free next week and am looking to do some hiking and skiing. Thanks.
Countdown...11 months ago I was getting faceshots on Chinook Pass!
09-17-2011, 05:49 PM #8
The Endless Winter continues. For the first time in my 36 years of skiing, 2011 will be the first season in which I will have skied at least one day in each month of the year as well as breaking the 50 day mark.
Fuck Yeah La Nina...2012 The Season of the Snowpocalypse!" In society, men can't cry, or shouldn't cry. I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun." Peter Steele Type O Negative
09-17-2011, 05:58 PM #9
I hiked a good chunk of this in July and there was still 5-7 feet of snow still lingering. A couple miles and a few creek crossings from the sol duck hot springs parking lot, past mink lake, opens right up into some pretty sweet looking zones that all run into the valley. Hoping to make a return trip on skis.
09-17-2011, 06:58 PM #10Registered User
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Yes! Saw that earlier on Crystal's page. Going to get my skis mounted tomorrow, and buy some boots. Looks like it'll be another good season.
09-17-2011, 09:29 PM #11
09-17-2011, 09:31 PM #12
is that anderson lake?
09-18-2011, 12:59 AM #13
How long do we think it will be staying cold?? I think a trip to Rainier is in my future!
09-18-2011, 01:31 AM #14
^^Nice! It looks like a great area to camp and lap lines all weekend. To hit that after a storm would be sweeeet. Kind of a pain to get to but a cool, chill area well worth the work.
Any fishing while you were out there?
I'd be down for a rainier trip too...need to start stalking NOAA. Hell yeah! Right around the corner!!!!!!!!!!!
09-18-2011, 08:52 AM #15
09-18-2011, 09:18 AM #16
you know it!
So when do we get more of this? (October last year)
09-18-2011, 04:16 PM #17
Here is the TR The Bailey Range and Olympus Massif Traverse
09-18-2011, 09:16 PM #18
now if only they would fix the chair two camera so i can check for snow all the time...
09-18-2011, 09:19 PM #19
It's not broken, it just doesn't have any power source. Runs off of batteries that are charged up by the generator. It would be nice if they could put up a little wind powered generator, and a solar panel. Would love to have that camera year round.
09-18-2011, 10:34 PM #20
I look forward to many high-stoke posts this season from my PNW brethren.Let me lock in the system at Warp 2
Push it on into systematic overdrive
You know what to do
09-18-2011, 11:16 PM #21
FKNA! Getting some new touring boards this year, and have been scoping lines and looking at maps all summer.
Bring on the pow!...Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain...
"I enjoy skinny skiing, bullfights on acid..." - Lacy Underalls
The problems we face will not be solved by the minds that created them.
09-18-2011, 11:40 PM #22
09-19-2011, 12:18 AM #23
09-19-2011, 01:13 AM #24
thanks! hopefully we'll get a whole lot more this october
09-19-2011, 12:33 PM #25
Thanks for getting the 2011/12 thread started Kyle. Looking forward to another epic PNW winter. New BD skis are in the mail!