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    W000000TTTT: PNW Happening

    24 HOUR FORECAST OF PRECIPITATION IN INCHES OF WATER
    EQUIVALENT ENDING AT 4AM
    SAT SUN

    * HURRICANE RIDGE .75-1 .25-.5

    * MT BAKER .5-.75 LT .25
    * WASHINGTON PASS .5-.75 .25
    * STEVENS PASS .75-1 .25
    *******SNOQUALMIE PASS 1 .25
    * MISSION RIDGE .5 .25
    *******CRYSTAL MTN 1 .25
    * PARADISE 1.5 .25-.5
    * WHITE PASS 1 .25-.5
    * MT HOOD 1.5 .75
    EXTENDED WEATHER SYNOPSIS FOR SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
    A secondary upper and surface low are expected to drift
    slowly southward along the Washington coast and into
    northern Oregon on Sunday. This should increasing offshore
    surface pressure gradients, allow colder air to filter over
    most areas, and provide additional lift for briefly
    enhancing light to moderate shower activity, with heaviest
    showers expected in the southern Washington Cascades and Mt
    Hood area. The resulting strong easterly winds and bitterly
    cold air temperatures should provide wind chills dropping to
    well below zero deg F, with minus 20 to minus 40 or greater
    wind chills likely in some wind exposed terrain. As the
    upper low drops further south, an increasingly cold and dry
    air mass should descend over the region late Sunday into
    Monday, with clearing skies spreading southward and minimum
    temperatures likely plummeting to near or below zero in some
    locations. Mostly fair and very cold weather should persist
    under a northerly flow aloft into Tuesday, although a weak
    upper disturbance should produce some increase in clouds and
    the chance of some light showers mid-late Tuesday. Otherwise
    relatively dry and continued cold conditions are likely to
    persist through mid-week.

    EXTENDED FORECAST FOR SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
    Sunday: cold with light showers briefly increasing in the
    north early Sunday and in the south mid-late Sunday, with
    decreasing showers and a clearing trend spreading slowly
    southward later Sunday
    Sunday night: clearing skies north with partial clearing and
    scattered light showers south
    Monday: very cold and mostly fair north; cold with clearing
    skies south
    Monday night: clear and very cold
    Tuesday: mostly fair Tuesday morning, with increasing clouds
    and chance of light showers mid-late Tuesday
    Tuesday night: clearing skies becoming mostly fair and
    continued cold

    * SNOW LEVELS
    Sea level N and S Sunday through Tuesday
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    Hurrah! Get some!
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

    The Bonin Petrels

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    CRYSTAL!!!!!

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    It's snowing in Vancouver right now.

    Whistler here I come.

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    Whistler will be good Saturday..! But don't go crazy yet. The base is only 45cm and there are open crevasses on the glacier. Glacier bridges are weak. Trees and non-permanent snowpack areas will spell your early season doom. I kid you not. There's already a lot of destroyed boards and people up here.

    Sour news is, this cold front will start to rapidly deteriorate the snowpack. Let's hope a Low pushes up against it so we get TONS AND TONS of more snow. We sure as hell need it. But yah .. looks like things are beginning to happen.

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    oh yes. I am booking it to the interior BC as soon as I can shake off the hordes of people bugging me here at work
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    It's about time! Our patience is going to pay off. We should be firing up the cats to start packing very soon.

    I did ski last weekend at Mission Ridge just to get out of the house and test my new boards. Ready for some real snow.

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    Snow on the pass, roughly 3 + in the last 3 hours and still coming down.

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    nwac just updated, looks like another moderate to strong low pressure system tuesday into wednesday
    smoke crack and worship satan

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    Baker's gotten almost a foot already today, and the "storm" hasn't even hit. Weeee're back!
    Living vicariously through myself.

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    Dumping here in Spokane! I'm on vaction until Jan. 4 after today. Timing is everything!

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    its snowing at Mt Bachelor right now... we need a good 2 feet for those rocks to not show! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by khyber.pass View Post
    Whistler will be good Saturday..! But don't go crazy yet. The base is only 45cm and there are open crevasses on the glacier. Glacier bridges are weak. Trees and non-permanent snowpack areas will spell your early season doom. I kid you not. There's already a lot of destroyed boards and people up here.

    Sour news is, this cold front will start to rapidly deteriorate the snowpack. Let's hope a Low pushes up against it so we get TONS AND TONS of more snow. We sure as hell need it. But yah .. looks like things are beginning to happen.


    Whistler website is claiming 1 cm new in the last 48 hrs, and only 2 cm more is forecast to fall over the weekend.

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    just came down from Cypress Mtn, happy to report 2 feet of new snow and still dumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davep View Post


    Whistler website is claiming 1 cm new in the last 48 hrs, and only 2 cm more is forecast to fall over the weekend.
    The snow report that shows 1cm is from 5:32 AM this morning (before the storm hit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van_skier View Post
    The snow report that shows 1cm is from 5:32 AM this morning (before the storm hit)
    so...... since I'm flying to whistler in 2 days, should I stop being such a sad panda?

    Any idea how much has fallen/will fall?

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    Fuck YES!!!! Just in time for my arrival......again :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by davep View Post
    so...... since I'm flying to whistler in 2 days, should I stop being such a sad panda?

    Any idea how much has fallen/will fall?
    Sadly, the 4pm report shows only 8cm (3in) in the last 24hrs

    I guess there must be a mass of cold air keeping the storm just south of Whistler because the local mountains (Cypress, Grouse, Seymour) are reporting 40cm+ in the last 24hrs and it's still raining in North Van now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrr View Post
    Baker's gotten almost a foot already today, and the "storm" hasn't even hit. Weeee're back!
    I thought it was never gonna snow there again. I'm sure you'll have a bigger base than us by Monday. Have fun out there!!!

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    can anyone in north van tell me what the shore mountains were looking like as far as a base before this?

    Im in a toss up for either going to whistler or getting the skins out and checking the shore out for this sat/sun/mon

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    just submited my last final + dumping in the mountains = as stoked as possible right now

    I'm gonna be down in hood river for the next week at the padres spot if any mags are looking to meet up/ride share to hood

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    ... STRONG WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO THIS WEEKEND...

    .AN IMPRESSIVE PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO ON SATURDAY... MOVING THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. EXPECT SNOW TO INCREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT... INTENSIFYING DURING THE EVENING AS THE FRONT PASSES OVER THE AREA. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE REGION BY EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY SNOW... STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE FRONT... SHIFTING TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST AS THE FRONT PASSES. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW... AND POSSIBLE WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lookinback View Post
    can anyone in north van tell me what the shore mountains were looking like as far as a base before this?

    Im in a toss up for either going to whistler or getting the skins out and checking the shore out for this sat/sun/mon

    50cm of light snow on top of 20cm hard crust tonight at cyps. it would be killer conditions if only there was actually some coverage.

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    Sunday: Baker or Crystal?

    What's gonna be better when you factor in snowfall, wind, and what lifts will be running? I don't know enough to know. Hence my question.

    jv
    ROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.

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