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  1. Here's the official COOP data for May total...

    Here's the official COOP data for May total precip at the SLC INTL AP, 2011 was big!:





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  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRHVMi3LxZE I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRHVMi3LxZE

    I think the idea of the mapping effort was to show that a 'modern' rail line could work. Bring back the V&T!

    The original rail had some good ski...
  3. I learned about this in the mid-2000s, it sounded...

    I learned about this in the mid-2000s, it sounded like the study was done in the 1980s/90s? Might have been a few decades earlier in response to the Olympics coming as well? Been meaning to look into...
  4. I don't know where the documents are today, but a...

    I don't know where the documents are today, but a UCSB geology group some years back did the mapping to show that a rail line from Truckee to Tahoe City was feasible (geotechnically speaking at...
  5. Of course! Managers and decision makers have a...

    Of course! Managers and decision makers have a crazy tough job. Here's another paper, this one from Rebecca Morss, that you guys might like that opened my eyes to the many challenges that we often...
  6. Haha, if we talk about snow, maybe PD won't nuke...

    Haha, if we talk about snow, maybe PD won't nuke the thread!



    Facts!

    Here's a link to a few papers from the Carson-Truckee watersheds led by Kelley Sterle:
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  7. The users, yes for sure and to the horrifying...

    The users, yes for sure and to the horrifying point that if it rains 0.05" in Anaheim the statewide/westwide (can't forget CO river water deliveries!) drought is over.

    The majority of managers,...
  8. Glory, indeed. Thank you for helping me win...

    Glory, indeed. Thank you for helping me win today's unofficial Zoom background contest!
  9. The March event really brought us out of the...

    The March event really brought us out of the dregs snowpack-wise, though the improvement in ski conditions exceeded the water resource improvements (in my biased view). I have some cool plots to...
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    Valentine's Day 2019 Mt Shasta Avalanche

    We had fun examining the V-Day Avalanche Gulch slide on Mt. Shasta last year as part of a bigger effort to explore how various observational networks and models in California can "paint the picture"...
  12. And here's to hoping we still get to enjoy these...

    And here's to hoping we still get to enjoy these kinds of conditions later!

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    (not my photo)
  13. Great suggestion. On that note, after some spring...

    Great suggestion. On that note, after some spring cleaning, I got two growlers to give away in NW Reno (one a classy Silver Peak). They need a good bleach soak, been chillin in the cupboard for some...
  14. Throwback from the Great December of 2019. photo...

    Throwback from the Great December of 2019. photo by DocBmo

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  15. A+++++ storm! When you have to dump out your hood...

    A+++++ storm! When you have to dump out your hood after each lap from the egregious face shots, you know its a good time!

    Yesterday, lots of big (>2 mm) dendrites were falling. Some rimed flakes...
  16. Gusting to 75 mph (!!!) at the Galena RAWS...

    Gusting to 75 mph (!!!) at the Galena RAWS (northside of 431 just east of Caswell Ln; link below). Hit 91 mph (!!!!!) this morning across the Browns Creek bridge on 580/395. Incredible winds.
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  17. Thanks y'all! We were certainly psyched to ski a...

    Thanks y'all! We were certainly psyched to ski a beautiful face in good conditions (despite the first few windboard turns as shown). Nice pow from the first cliff band down. The bonus was re-using...
  18. 319835 Whee!

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    Whee!
  19. For Tahoe City (best long record in the region,...

    For Tahoe City (best long record in the region, spanning ~1910-2020), here's the worst 15 Februaries:

    Rank, Precip, Year, Missing Days
    1 T 1912-02-29 0
    2 0.07 1988-02-29 0
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  20. A few thoughts on the KW winds: These winds look...

    A few thoughts on the KW winds: These winds look much more 'legit' than the 207 mph gust recorded earlier this week because the other sensors are working. Previously, the wind speeds were roaring...
  21. Some fun with observations, adobe, and no pole bc...

    Some fun with observations, adobe, and no pole bc skiing. fantastic corn harvest yesterday above a gnarly inversion.

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    *the wizard did not ride it out switch to the road but did attempt to.
  22. Plenty of wheeeee still to be found on random...

    Plenty of wheeeee still to be found on random forest features.

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    Kweeziana will always will remind you that all skis are rock skis. Mountain skiing great, even at 4:07 pm.

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  23. Vibes to all the families of the fallen, RIP....

    Vibes to all the families of the fallen, RIP. Incredible conditions this past week, but with a big asterisk.

    These types of stability situations are a good reminder to think extra hard about...
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    D.a.m.n. Looking closer, things get possibly a...

    D.a.m.n.

    Looking closer, things get possibly a little more interesting?1

    Check out the skier's exit track from the Avy a (presumably the initial slide). Uphill hand traverse, presumably looking...
  25. Thread: Avalanche Books

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    Field Guide to Snow Crystals by E.R. LaChappelle...

    Field Guide to Snow Crystals by E.R. LaChappelle
    The Snowflake by K. Libbrecht
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  27. Haha, we did on January 28, but it was just a...

    Haha, we did on January 28, but it was just a quick window. And then it snowed...

    I tried to make it into a little infographic last year to use in my LTCC course and forgot to post it here. Data...
  28. Closed out 2019 with the sun dropping over a...

    Closed out 2019 with the sun dropping over a classy roadside attraction to cap off an amazing month and simply magnificent calendar year of snow sports. Minataur photography at work while the Wizard...
  29. 297005 Did someone say sand harbor laps? where...

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    Did someone say sand harbor laps? where switch to the road can work
  30. Thread: cool snow photos

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    296025 Keeping with the deformation theme.

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  31. Thread: Ski Chile 2019

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    293968 ¡Nieve primavera!

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    ¡Nieve primavera!
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    Might have been the nicest weather ever yesterday...

    Might have been the nicest weather ever yesterday for a southern pow and corn excursion
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    Rule of thirds be damned
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    Swervin' in the Cereal Bowl with icy frosted flakes
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    A round-tip shovel would be a sweet addition to...

    A round-tip shovel would be a sweet addition to the subie for your trip, as that could be easier than moving rocks :)

    Rod, you looking at the Harrington Couloir. Very nice, imho the most aesthetic...
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    Snow line is moving upwards quickly as the lower...

    Snow line is moving upwards quickly as the lower angle slopes cook, but I think most approaches (with a few exceptions) are still in good shape if you are OK doing some walking. Should get some...
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    Road should be pretty open now, as of 9 or so...

    Road should be pretty open now, as of 9 or so days ago you could almost drive to the creek crossing for the classic Indy line. Great coverage and buttery smooth!
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    Love the double up Gimpy et al.! neAr teH...

    Love the double up Gimpy et al.!

    neAr teH wHitE faNg!
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    We also had fun in the roof pendant zone, which are the ca. 500 million year old metasedimentary rocks that were once a local...
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    F YEAH!!! \m/ AKB: +1 on 30 m rope as...

    F YEAH!!!
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    AKB: +1 on 30 m rope as sufficient for Liberty. A fun line. If Franz is feeling frisky, he can try and ski it on belay :tongue:
    Not sure what the anchor setup is up there...
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    Spectacular work, everyone. Killer Tom score, way...

    Spectacular work, everyone. Killer Tom score, way to get some Sweetwater action, and beautiful Pika turns!

    AKB-I know how you feel, obsessive weather watching and conditions are the opposite/way...
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    Mos def. I think 2011 will jump way up in the...

    Mos def. I think 2011 will jump way up in the snow course rankings with the April 1 survey as that March was incredibly snowy.
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    This seems to be consensus among an ever-growing...

    This seems to be consensus among an ever-growing group of 20+ year folks, myself included. A special year indeed.

    Data as proof (this is Mar 1, and it kept getting better!):
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    Real-world...
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    confirming great snow, weather, and skiing. ...

    confirming great snow, weather, and skiing.

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  43. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    LOL, dammit I was hoping this would be like a ski...

    LOL, dammit I was hoping this would be like a ski version of Homeless or Hipster?
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    Do you remember what year this was? Could be...

    Do you remember what year this was? Could be conflating with the cornice failure in 1998 skiers left of the Poop Chute that killed rising snowboard star Jamil Khan while filming (but I don't believe...
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    Lol, both times we skied "the Great Northwest...

    Lol, both times we skied "the Great Northwest Passage" this year (somehow both were in incredible pow on all descents?!) the Amtrak passenger train passed us by. Based on the looks from through the...
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    Couldn't help myself need more... 274650 Ski...

    Couldn't help myself need more...
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    Ski Boss was out again as well, working double corks on a sick step up. Fired up.
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    Had to go back for thirds. Run 2 was good, nice steep ...
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    Some really nice turns down the Heart. There were...

    Some really nice turns down the Heart. There were even some proper ski extrême turns, where your edges skkkrrrrt a bit on the ice lurking below the powder, just like can happen on le Tour Ronde! And...
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    273800 Planting from afar

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    Planting from afar
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    273716 I took the snowboard out today for a...

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    I took the snowboard out today for a change, dEm lunchTrayz R fun!
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