Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

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Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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Storm has ugly written all over it, and yet it's the EC's best attempt so far (lake effect excluded).  Thought we should at least commemorate it.



"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

JTG4eva!
Hey, if this system puts down a base building 6-12 inches of a wet, heavy, gloppy snow, sleet and freezing rain mix that sticks to everything.........that's a good start!
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Spongeworthy
Weather Underground, my go-to weather app, isn't budging from their prediction of 8-12 inches of snow for North Creek.
I really hope I don't need to find a new favorite weather app
"They don't think it be like it is, but it do." Oscar Gamble
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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Even worse I left my T4s at home. Woe baby.

That almost guarantees the 12 inches.

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

DanM
We'll take what we can get!!!  Looks like a solid week of below freezing temps day and night starting Thursday...  bout time!!!
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Danzilla
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mountain-forecast is also calling for around 14 inches at 1000 feet. They have nailed it a few times in the past. A lot of folks have lowered their forecasts significantly. We'll see.
Z
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Z
Open Snow is saying 4-6" for WF at 2800 feet.  They do all thier snow forecasts for the median ekevation if the ski area.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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That sounds reasonable to me Coach.

Not that much blue ahead of the pink and green.



Wind is picking up in North River but no precip in the air.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Skiray
Well we drove up to VT after not bothering to come to our house and be city dwellers which was fun to do with our non-ski friends but, we are hitting it no matter what the weather gives.  I will take ice and freezing rain :)..


Keeping the faith that it stays snow for all of us...

The family that skis together, stays together.

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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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North River: noise woke me up. Maybe 5 or 6 inches of sweet dense snow, now we are getting sleet mixing in with snow.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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North River: Surprising lack of crust this am just creamy cheese, very dense. Maybe it was fell in the early am was pure sleet with no freezing [email protected] Whatever is falling now (ain't snow) is so light I can't tell what it is. Maybe 5 or 6 inches? No deeper than 3 am but denser.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Chris
2.5" sleet in Wilton, freezing rain now, 26 degrees
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Skiray
in Plymouth, VT we have about 3-4 inches starting to change over - it's a bit dense. Getting ready to head to the mountain.

R
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Telemark Dave
Hinterland report:   Meh.  Insignificant... Maybe 2-3" of dense powder. Maybe local accumulation varies, but I wouldn't even consider it worthy of acknowledging in a normal year.  But I guess it's better than nothing.  Yawn.
"there is great chaos under heaven, and the situation is excellent" Disclaimer: Telemark Dave is a Hinterlandian. He is not from New York State, and in fact, doesn't even ski there very often. He is also obsessive-compulsive about Voile Charger BC's.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Harvey
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Sleet now.

Nordic was nice in the woods, good skiing, of course a bit thin for XCD.  Garnet Hill is open, definitely heading up.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Chris
Whiteface saying they received 12"?!
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

Chris
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Harvey wrote
Sleet now.

Nordic was nice in the woods, good skiing, of course a bit thin for XCD.  Garnet Hill is open, definitely heading up.
My setup should be here today/tomorrow for ORS.  Went with epochs as the s-bounds were backordered and I agreed that I'm move focused on toward xc(d) for now..  Looking forward to checking out Garnet!  Do they get mad if you call them Granite hill?
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

ADmiKe
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WF doing pretty good! :

http://www.skitheeast.net/east-coast-snow-report/
Skiing is not a sport, it is a way of life.
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Re: Storm Speculation (Observation) 12/29/15

riverc0il
ADmiKe wrote
Depends how much actually stuck. Just got back from Cannon near the top of the list at 7" just behind Whiteface's 8". But if Cannon actually got 7", you wouldn't know it.

Not much stuck to the natural snow trails, wind was honking and most of the snow had been picked clean. Brought skins intending to hike and use the lifts as backup. Lifts were on hold and I the skinning didn't look like it was worth it (could still see grass mower tracks under the thin coating of snow).

I hope Whiteface did better. Glad I only had to drive 40 minutes to discover the bust, many folks drove further. But it was white and felt wintery so that is progress.
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