North America Weather 2018/19

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Wardy, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Jellybeans1000

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  2. POW_hungry

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    Mammoth picked up another 30-odd to 40-odd inches of snow in the last 48 hours.

    ...and that’s not even the start of the impending systems of this week.
    Blizzard conditions RN.
     
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    Snow in Vegas on Sunday night, last time it did that was 2008, according to the post:
     
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    Mammoth Lakes, above 8000ft are expecting 2-5 feet of new snow.
    It's already dropping heavy snow tonight.

    Here's EC's forecast on the summit (don't mind the winds though):
     
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    12-26" storm total for Mammoth mountain now. Still flogging it down on the cams ATM.
    Warm system, with some good rainfall in the lower reaches of the resort though.

    With the deepest snowpack in the country, Mammoth has announced resort will remain open until 4th July - big call 4.5 months out.
    [​IMG]
     
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    So much snow.

    Great season for so many areas.
     
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    Boreal Mountain - 64" (5.3 feet) in 48 hours.
    CA is breaking records this February.
     
  8. DiscoStuAU

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    Gee you'd think they could have used a better photo to represent it, I can't even tell what that first one is!
     
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    I think there comes a point where it genuinely is a whiteout, to shoot freakishly deep snowfalls. No doubt the coming days will reveal more.
    Here's another:
     
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    Squaw Valley high camp looks like its need of a snow blower
     
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    Snowy Sierras . Click to enlarge.
     
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    Even the Mendocino Nat Forest peaks look skiable, not to mention the coverage in the North East of the State.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Decent release. Would’ve kicked like a mule down the fall line...
     
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    March 2019 snowpack update from opensnow.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What a great season.
     
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    One for the ages.
    It's worth mentioning that most hills in the and Canada don't require 100% of average snowfall to deliver great conditions. I've been there in lean years in early season and had a great time.
    I plan to be in the US in Feb 2020 so I'm looking forward to tracking the snowfall from November to January.
     
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    Going to Banff and skiing some of the resorts around there from the 23rd March for 8-9 days. Any updates on the forecast? Looking impossibly warm there at the moment, lots of freeze/thaw or should it be OK? Will mainly be at Sunshine.
     
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    Wrong thread my friend :)
     
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    Feels like a Monday, fugg et.
     
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    Somewhere on this forum is a thread about Orville Dam almost failing. Well, they've rebuilt the main spillway and it just got a workout.

     
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    Some facts and figures on the rebuild

     
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    Mine's not done yet. Will be interlodge for Alta tomorrow morning 6:30-8:00am, with the canyon road closing at 5:30am. 8 inches in the first wave of the storm today, more than predicted The total forecast looking good for the next two days. Temperatures will stay cold for a few days so won't be back to spring skiing too soon.

    From OpenSnow for Alta in Utah
     
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    Nice!
     
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    I just skied Tahoe areas and Whistler (WB) in last 2 weeks. Late season opportunistic April trip.

    Squaw Valley and Kirkwood still have a 10ft base or something huge. Good skiing and will be open until July.
    It's getting a bit warm and some of the steep stuff has been filled in given the stupid amounts of snow this season.

    Some people (like me!) slag WB for weather/wet snow/too Aus. But 10m this season, 50cm last 2 weeks (after dry March) and was great skiing. Been 15 yrs since I skied WB and I forgot how much variety and fun challenging terrain they have.
    North Flute Chutes, Horseshoe, had hefty cornices for jumping off, snowy bowls, plus Spankys. Worth a late season visit.
     
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