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  1. #1
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    Up to the Minute Colorado Backcountry Weather Conditions

    After reading MBSC's TR about Torrey's this past weekend, somebody got to asking about up to the minute Colorado BC weather conditions. Well...I found where you can get all of the SNOTEL/NWS sites for Colorado, and I imagine other states as well.

    http://www.met.utah.edu/cgi-bin/drom...1=12&orderby=e

    I know that this takes a little knowledge of what counties your intended line or weather site is, but this is where CAIC pulls their Loveland/Berthoud Pass data from, and it appears that this site is open year around.

    ALSO...when you click on a site, you can pull up a topo map (down to 7.5 minute quad level) of where that particular SNOTEL/NWS site is; You can also do trending/graphs, etc.

    Just thought this would help the maggots and others out there stay safe and see if the snowpack locked up overnight.

    AzureAbyss

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    amazing.

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    ffuts doog
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    Its snowing here in Genesee/Lookout mountain area.......
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    Haha well nothing beats first hand accounts but I figured this site is worth the post :-D
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    I forgot where I got it, but I've got a Google Map plugin that shows all the sites then can cull data from there as well.

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    You may want to check the date on mbsc's Torrey's thread, BTW.

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    Heh, you're the only one that noticed
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    Heh, I was really confused for a minute I didn't realize Pow4Brains bumped my Torrey's TR

    Thanks for sharing that link! A lot of useful info there.

    I'm still partial to this though:
    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/.../colorado.html

    I like being able to just click on sites using the map, getting weather and sno info right away, not worrying about what county it's in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    Its snowing here in Genesee/Lookout mountain area.......
    They were talkin good hard freezes in the weather reports too. Anyone else have recent firsthand reports? I'm out of town for work but hopin to get up to Berthoud early Friday.

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    Thanks JPneck - that is a cool map tool - bookmarked.

    You guys ever play with this? Takes some playing around, but can be useful:

    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitchell333 View Post
    Thanks JPneck - that is a cool map tool - bookmarked.

    You guys ever play with this? Takes some playing around, but can be useful:

    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html
    ha! thats awesome. i like that. JPneckripper

    try the nexrad overlay - i dare you! i might even update some of the non working overlays if i get bored

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    Pow day at Pikes from the look of Nexrad

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    Bump because the new forum showed this thread as "similar" to the one I was reading. Yeah, real current!

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