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  1. #176
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    Duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Pappagiorgio View Post
    Just saw this.


    I'll make sure to bump every time for you Rontele when we have 10% chance for ppt.
    Pre-precipitation Tourettes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitchell333 View Post
    Fingers crossed on the forecasts.

    Loveland Pass 12/4 - Wind, Wind, Wind. Anything above treeline or anywhere near treeline was blasted Monday-Tues. Anything west facing was mostly blasted devoid of snow. Northerly aspects exposed to the wind were turned into billiard table smooth wind board and easterly aspects were loaded with thick wind slab. I noted several LARGE natural slab avies on steep East faces looking like 6-10' deep off of cornice lines. Below treeline it was still wind affected, but more soft with collapsible bottom layers.

    Thanks for an actual snowpack observation rather than continuing the amateur meteorology circle-jerk!

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    agreed with homerjay

    Rontele needs to stick to lawyering - we've got NOAA for a reason - you don't see Red Baron giving legal advice, do you?
    Last edited by ~mikey b; 12-05-2007 at 06:37 PM.

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    ok here goes: snowpack is shallow and rotten in places, wind doesn't help, we need snow.
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

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    Quote Originally Posted by montanaskier View Post
    ok here goes: snowpack is shallow and rotten in places, wind doesn't help, we need snow.
    I think you're standing across from him in the 'circle.'

    Don't sweat it, look out your window!

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    agreed with homerjay

    Rontele needs to stick to lawyering - we've got NOAA for a reason - you don't see Red Baron giving legal advice, do you?
    Fine, I thought I was doing folks a favor by sifting through the numerous NOAA forecasts and concisely putting it here.

    I'll take my ball and go elsewhere.








    and report snowpack obvs.
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    nooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

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    Maybe the Suit or web guy can move this to Snow Conditions and Weather and rename it 2007-2008 Colorado Weather Observations - along with all the other threads on conditions and weather that are in ski/sb. That SC&W place could use more traffic.

    Then start a new one here on snowpack and avies.

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    good idea

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    Snow reports and prognostication are relevent to avvy danger right now. Not too many on the ground obs to be had yet. I say keep the forecasts part of the deal.

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    Rontele- don't listen to the haters. I dig your snow/weather predictions. They are more right on than NOAA - who called for 1-2 inches today. mike and homerjay can eat it.
    looking for a good book? check out mine! as fast as it is gone

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    Ok kids, stop picking on Rontele......

    Last night driving home from Winter Park, I came over the pass at about 2215 hrs. It had already snowed about 5", with some big wet fat flakes. You could only see about 200'. It was almost a full on blizzard. Couldn't see any avalanche activity. The part that really sucked was getting a flat tire about a mile west of Idiot Springs....... Changing tires in heavy snow storm is one of those experiences, everyone should have....... So, this morning I didn't make it up to Loveland, to enjoy the new snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stupendous man View Post
    Rontele- don't listen to the haters. I dig your snow/weather predictions. They are more right on than NOAA - who called for 1-2 inches today. mike and homerjay can eat it.
    riiiight.

    (I don't know how to multi-quote)
    "11-28-2007, 08:25 PM
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    Thanks! Lets hope we get some good snows out of this weekend's storm cause it is looking like a return to high pressure through the middle of the month (the 12th) and above normal temperatures."

    I'm not busting balls per se, just saying that a separate thread might be nice. 8 pages here and maybe, what a dozen 'observations,' tops? Everything I need to know is from CAIC, NWS, and my knees. Trying to accurately predict mountain weather in the long term is like masturbating with sandpaper.

    I'm part of the problem by even writing this, so I'll try to limit it to actual snowpack observation posts in the future, maybe with the occasional smart ass remark thown in. I've only observed manmade snow on Born Free and powpow in my face at Wolfie this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerjay View Post
    Trying to accurately predict mountain weather in the long term is like masturbating with sandpaper.
    I actually prefer weather prediction though because it doesn't chafe the skin off my penis (usually).

    To bridge the gap between snowfall and avalanche obs, this current pattern is starting to remind me of 05/06 where a dry fall gave way to a sudden string of December storms and an avalanche cycle. None of the daily amounts were impressive but the weekly totals always made you say "Damn!" By New Year's, we pretty much had a 100" base and our beloved depth hoar layer went dormant until the spring melt. Which is to say, weather forecasting is the first step in avy forecasting and I suspect that the sudden increase in the backcountry snowpack will lead to more observations here. Cross my heart that if I dawn or dusk patrol tomorrow, I'll post up what I see.

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    don't let my assbag opinion get you down

    do what you want to do

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    FUCK YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!

    I mean - holy shit the danger is high with all this snow on those rotten basal layers and variable hardslab in the middle. But going through the avy gauntlet is the best way to get us to where we need to be.

    LL pass this PM - 15-24" of powder. Still nailing shit here and there, but man it was good skiing. Cracky and a bit on the moist side in the new snow, but not hearing any whumphing or seeing any travelling cracks, although I stayed on the ski packed terrain for the most part to keep it safe.

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    Ob via E-mail from a buddy on the pack on Red Mtn pass last sun 12/2

    ...Had great turns on Red last Sunday. 3+ from storm. Total about 4’ in protected areas. Here’s the pack on Red at 10,400 N-NE slope:


    1-15cm are facets. Very coehsionless

    15-18 cm wind and sun crust – from four weeks of mild temps

    18-30 cm dense new snow – from early part of storm when temps were warm and rain fell in the valleys including S-ton

    30-120 cm fresh lighter density snow – unconsolidated, supportable for turns.


    The Rausch block broke at the top of the dense snow with one body weight…

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    I got a bad feeling about this weekend..... Keep you fingers crossed...

    There is soo much pent-up "powder Lust," out there that I don't think folks are clearly thinking.

    And its not only skiers/boarders. Over on 14ers.com folks are asking if they think climbing Torries, Bierstadt, Quandary and a few other peaks would be do-able climbs. Their hardly even asking about avalanche conditions.......

    Meanwhile, a lot of the S&R folks this weekend are attending refresher avalanche school in Summit.......... I knew it would be a powder weekend, because I'll be in a classroom teaching.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankZappa View Post
    Ob via E-mail from a buddy on the pack on Red Mtn pass last sun 12/2
    Does he mean "one body weight," being just stepping on to the block or one jump on the block???? In eaither case NOT a good Rutschblock score....
    Last edited by Hacksaw; 12-07-2007 at 12:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    I got a bad feeling about this weekend..... Keep you fingers crossed...

    There is soo much pent-up "powder Lust," out there that I don't think folks are clearly thinking.

    And its not only skiers/boarders. Over on 14ers.com folks are asking if they think climbing Torries, Bierstadt, Quandary and a few other peaks would be do-able climbs. Their hardly even asking about avalanche conditions.......

    Meanwhile, a lot of the S&R folks this weekend are attending refresher avalanche school in Summit.......... I knew it would be a powder weekend, because I'll be in a classroom teaching.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    I got a bad feeling about this weekend..... Keep you fingers crossed...

    There is soo much pent-up "powder Lust," out there that I don't think folks are clearly thinking.
    x2. I was thinking that this morning while we did some meadowskipping. Especially if tonight shapes up like it's supposed to.

    And its not only skiers/boarders. Over on 14ers.com folks are asking if they think climbing Torries, Bierstadt, Quandary and a few other peaks would be do-able climbs. Their hardly even asking about avalanche conditions.......

    Luckily for them, they won't make it very far. Bootpacking/snowshoeing = the suck.
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    Does he mean "one body weight," being just stepping on to the block or one jump on the block???? In eaither case NOT a good Rutschblock score....
    1, 2, 3, do not ski

    4, 5 still might die

    6, 7 i forget the rhyme

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    Quote Originally Posted by pechelman View Post
    1, 2, 3, do not ski

    4, 5 still might die

    6, 7 i forget the rhyme
    1,2,3 your going to die....

    4 and 5, you still might die....

    6 and 7 will one day get to ski in Heaven..
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    Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee, hahhh, hah, hahh, heeee-haw, sorry must stifle the powder cackle.

    Deep stuff at L-land pass this morning, but boy you didn't want to go anywhere au natural that is steep as there is a lot of new snow and it has a real inverted nature where untrammeled. I'd rate it Considerable with pockets of High maybe trending to Extreme - especially above treeline.

    Caution in terrain selection is going to be the key word of the weekend.

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