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    No wonder the snow sucks @ Snoqualmie - it's...

    No wonder the snow sucks @ Snoqualmie - it's intermittently hotter than hell :fmicon:
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    About how much in nickels will you need change...

    About how much in nickels will you need change for? :fmicion:
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    Doubtful, but the the highway is often littered...

    Doubtful, but the the highway is often littered with chains after a storm
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    My dad got his camper "stuck" in the parking lot...

    My dad got his camper "stuck" in the parking lot last night and scored on today's amazingness. My mom was less stoked as she's been at home w/o power since early Sun. on Whidbey
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    The first big weekend of ski school seems like a...

    The first big weekend of ski school seems like a great time for a mixer @ the uphill dog park TH :party: :chug: :ski:
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    We're enjoying a nice morning of freezing rain...

    We're enjoying a nice morning of freezing rain down here in Hyak. It's okay, I'm sure that'll be good for the base
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    Artic queef succinctly describes this season so...

    Artic queef succinctly describes this season so far
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    I just rode a lap where it was raining at the...

    I just rode a lap where it was raining at the top, sleeting in the middle and snowing at the bottom. All within the span of 700'. Weird, indeed...
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    Water, water everywhere so let's all have a...

    Water, water everywhere so let's all have a drink.

    Morning laps in the 'yakyard exceeded expectations. Current conditions have changed my mind about going back out for the afternoon...
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    Safety third! Looking forward to another season...

    Safety third! Looking forward to another season of questionable decision-making from the padded seats of chair 2
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    The entire isle of Whidbey is (still) without...

    The entire isle of Whidbey is (still) without power. Massive blow up there according to my parents who reached-out this afternoon to let me know they were trapped in their neighborhood by fallen...
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    NWAC telemetry showing sustained winds in the 70s...

    NWAC telemetry showing sustained winds in the 70s & gusts of almost 120mph today @ Baker :eek:

    Oh and indications that it's raining to the top, too :(
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    This morning's damp hot pow session was redeemed...

    This morning's damp hot pow session was redeemed by brief break in the weather this afternoon.
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    Oh dear, it's snowing again... 260610

    Oh dear, it's snowing again...

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    Decided not to brave the neighborhood roads this...

    Decided not to brave the neighborhood roads this morning and did a self-powered lap at Hyak instead. Avoided the rain but the turns were godawful heavy.
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    Pugetopolis is trying to give the Windy Hill a...

    Pugetopolis is trying to give the Windy Hill a run for its money tonight...

    I say LET IT BLOW, LET IT BLOW, LET IT BLOW! I bet NWAC would agree...
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    It seems too early in the thread to be getting...

    It seems too early in the thread to be getting excited about 2"...

    In other news, I suspect storm-related clean-up may keep some folks away from the slopes tomorrow...
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    After a crusty and firm 4hr20min of golfing...

    After a crusty and firm 4hr20min of golfing today, I decided to hang-up the stick and go get some work done. Coverage is great, surface conditions not so much... rock board(s) not necessary but sharp...
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    Everybody was standing around at Wildside & PC as...

    Everybody was standing around at Wildside & PC as I silently loaded the first true public chair of the season on Little T 260024
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    Point forecast called for an inch last night, the...

    Point forecast called for an inch last night, the winter storm warning said 6", I'm about to suit up and go manage 10" of the heaviest snow on Earth before it gets any heavier. Tomorrow's opener @...
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    HV exceeded expectations but Hyak Face was...

    HV exceeded expectations but Hyak Face was nothing to write home about. Thanks for the motivation to get out in the brief weather window, ACH!
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    Heading-out shortly to check the 'yakyard out w/...

    Heading-out shortly to check the 'yakyard out w/ ACH. We'll report back on the long lines and limited open terrain :fmicon:
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    Unless this cold front arrives soon, ain't nobody...

    Unless this cold front arrives soon, ain't nobody gonna need any sort of chains
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    Mini-golf course set to open Fri. Those inclined...

    Mini-golf course set to open Fri. Those inclined to earn their turns may find a Wildside Wed. more enjoyable
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    The way it was explained to me, almost 10 years...

    The way it was explained to me, almost 10 years ago by a state patroller on the Mt. Baker Hwy, is that by the time chains are req'd on all vehicles, the road is most likely to close. But you need to...
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    4" in the last 24 in Hyak, 8" @ pass level and...

    4" in the last 24 in Hyak, 8" @ pass level and I'm hearing good things from the land of the padded seats. This should make a great appetizer for Tues. main course, I'm just hoping Thurs. will feature...
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    There was a decent-sized crown on the knoll...

    There was a decent-sized crown on the knoll immediately looker's right above the top of Chair 4 @ Mission. Seems it slid almost to the ground, stay safe out there :eek:
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    I don't know what "D?" means but I'm pretty sure...

    I don't know what "D?" means but I'm pretty sure if the forecast pans-out we'll be golfing as early as Thurs. A little birdie told me we'll be riding the padded seats on the solstice. And there'll be...
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    Put my buck a usage towards plowing Hyak &...

    Put my buck a usage towards plowing Hyak & Yellowstone. It will come in (somewhat) cold, there will be an ephemeral weak layer, no freezing rain, sufficient avalanche activity and then we'll be good...
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    The hoar abounds at and below treeline where it's...

    The hoar abounds at and below treeline where it's been protected from the wind. The current snowpack around these parts is a few inches of faceted fluff on top of a firm rain crust / the ground. It's...
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    Low beams are all we get this time of year... ...

    Low beams are all we get this time of year...

    Buster, I hope you poached Kemper's :wink:
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    The golf course was mediocre but the recycling...

    The golf course was mediocre but the recycling needed to be taken out so...
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    I'll be there w/ a buddy, LVS! We'll bring the...

    I'll be there w/ a buddy, LVS! We'll bring the necessary supplies for four bowls- err Bowl 4 :party:
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    I wish I was at Mission yesterday :( I spent...

    I wish I was at Mission yesterday :(

    I spent the morning belaying a piece of furniture down the hillside and the afternoon trying to walk the stiffness out of my legs from Saturday's tour to the...
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    Mission was the place to be today! Chair2 cracked...

    Mission was the place to be today! Chair2 cracked and there were legit powder turns on the WROD...

    BleWett picked-up 14" Sat., Mission logged 11". Hyak? A measly 2"...
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    It was snowing silver dollar sized flakes at the...

    It was snowing silver dollar sized flakes at the bottom of the Fir when I drove thru a couple hours ago. Seems to have tapered-off since...
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    I'm sure you can scare up some powder even that...

    I'm sure you can scare up some powder even that far north, but remember you'll need to bring your own device to snort it thru as single-use plastic tubes are now outlawed :tongue:
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    Crystal ball projections starting to appear...

    Crystal ball projections starting to appear correct:
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    Oof, the NWAC telemetry is not painting a very...

    Oof, the NWAC telemetry is not painting a very rosy picture for the Southern Resort right now... 2" snowdepth at the bottom & 6" in GV w/ temps well above freezing all the way to the top. I guess...
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    If it makes you feel better, they're slashing...

    If it makes you feel better, they're slashing funding further and ending their partnership w/ UW on road hazard weather forecasting, too :cussing:
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    I was going thru a yuuuge stack of old photos at...

    I was going thru a yuuuge stack of old photos at my parents' today when I came across this picture of 10 year old me. Oh what could've been if I hadn't started sliding sideways :fmicon:
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    I might do some QA on brush crew's work at the...

    I might do some QA on brush crew's work at the golf course Sat. Don't think there'll be enough til then...
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    Ale: did they replace the tanks at Stevens w/...

    Ale: did they replace the tanks at Stevens w/ Howitzers, too?
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    Speaking of that base... there are some massive...

    Speaking of that base... there are some massive hoar crystals forming above 4k. I'm sure this warmer midweek rain event will destroy it below 6k but I'd be wary of that layer higher up
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    Spackle currently applying itself at even the...

    Spackle currently applying itself at even the lowest of pass levels :party:

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    Yah, I didn't waste my employer's time validating...

    Yah, I didn't waste my employer's time validating those links for nothin...

    On this most democratic of days, I vote the thread stays!...
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    Also here's my annual dumping of relevant links ...

    Also here's my annual dumping of relevant links

    Point forecasts:
    Mt. Baker Ski Area
    Stevens Pass Ski Area
    Summit At Snoqualmie, Alpental
    Crystal Mountain Ski Area
    White Pass Ski Area
    Mission...
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    The southern resort is targeting an opening day...

    The southern resort is targeting an opening day of Nov. 21st. I have my doubts but they could change...
    https://www.crystalmountainresort.com/schedule-of-operations-for-winter-2018-2019/

    Vail is...
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    I'll allow it as the new thread can coincide with...

    I'll allow it as the new thread can coincide with the first delayed Paradise gate opening

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