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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by big_load » Nov 12 2014 8:51 am

4F this morning in Denver, with more snow. The snow that falls in these temps is much better for driving than warmer snow.

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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by Jim_H » Nov 13 2014 8:27 am

I think dry roads on an 80 degree day are superior for driving. I am disappointed to learn the high for Sunday is forecast to be 70. 70!
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by chumley » Nov 13 2014 9:03 am

I love warm snow. We're gonna have to add that to the label database. I wonder if I can find a definition for it on wiki?
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 13 2014 9:38 am

I'm in the airport in Idaho Falls right now. It was a nice visit, but I sure can't wait to get out of this icebox! This whole state reminds me of Eagar on steroids. I could never live here. It's 16 degrees outside, with a 50% chance of snow by midday, but I'll be in Vegas and on my way home to the Colorado River by then!
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by MtnBart01 » Nov 13 2014 9:53 am

It was -8 when the boiler decided to shut down and not relight for my wife. Good thing I bought 320lbs of pellets the other day for the back up.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by SpiderLegs » Nov 13 2014 10:06 am

azbackpackr wrote:I'm in the airport in Idaho Falls right now. It was a nice visit, but I sure can't wait to get out of this icebox! This whole state reminds me of Eagar on steroids. I could never live here. It's 16 degrees outside, with a 50% chance of snow by midday, but I'll be in Vegas and on my way home to the Colorado River by then!
Idaho Falls is really cold, the joke about the place is that the only time the wind stops is to change directions. So not only cold, but always a brisk wind to top it off. Remember driving over the pass between IF and Jackson WY the week after Memorial Day. There were still 10+ foot snowbanks on top of the pass and the information center at the trailhead was buried under snow.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by Jim_H » Nov 13 2014 10:18 am

MtnBart01 wrote:It was -8 when the boiler decided to shut down and not relight for my wife. Good thing I bought 320lbs of pellets the other day for the back up.
I'd be pretty backed up, too, if I ate 320 pounds of pellets!
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by big_load » Nov 14 2014 6:49 am

We started with a nice, warm day in NJ yesterday, but ended with a couple surprise inches of (warm) snow. Now I'm on my way to AZ. :y:

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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Nov 14 2014 8:18 am

big_load wrote:We started with a nice, warm day in NJ yesterday, but ended with a couple surprise inches of (warm) snow. Now I'm on my way to AZ.
And if you lived in Minnesota you would buy a one way ticket and NEVER RETURN! :sl:
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by big_load » Nov 14 2014 10:39 pm

Jim_H wrote:
MtnBart01 wrote:It was -8 when the boiler decided to shut down and not relight for my wife. Good thing I bought 320lbs of pellets the other day for the back up.
I'd be pretty backed up, too, if I ate 320 pounds of pellets!
I think think the expression you're looking for is "stove up". :D

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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 16 2014 9:17 am

Had to cancel myself off a 4-day kayak trip down Lake Mojave because of the roaring wind. I don't know whether or not the other paddlers cancelled. But I am not going out on that lake in 50 mph gusts, with sustained wind above 30 mph. It's crazy out there! My friend tried to tell me it would not be as bad up at Willow Beach, but I had to disagree with her. Temperature here on the river in Needles has dropped a lot, too--it's chilly! I feel like I'm back in Idaho where I was last week! At 1 a.m. it was 63 degrees, and now at 8 a.m. CA time it's 52.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by Jim_H » Nov 16 2014 9:53 am

I know! I long for 85 and 90, or at very least 75 to 80. It wasn't all that cold in the Canyon last week, but the wind was fierce. Also, the sun is noticeably lower, and the days are very short now. At least we only have about a month more of waning. Today, solar noon in Tucson has the sun at an angle of 38.8 degrees, which is the same as January 25th. That is for 32.2 degrees north, so you can add or subtract degrees from that, depending on if you move north or south. Either way, I'm having a hard time realizing it is as late as it is, becuase it feels like 9 AM when it is noon.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by Jim_H » Nov 18 2014 10:01 pm

There have been a couple of nights of single digits at the Grand Canyon, and Flag reported 11 last night. COLD!!! How long until snow? Not on the Peaks, but on the Sky Islands? Real snow, 1 foot+.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by chumley » Nov 18 2014 10:20 pm

Jim_H wrote:How long until snow?
16 days. 9 hours. 23 minutes.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by PatrickL » Nov 18 2014 11:50 pm

December 5th at 7:43am? Sounds good.

Set an alarm and report back to us, Jim.

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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by chumley » Dec 01 2014 2:56 pm

If the QPF maps have any accuracy at all, it looks like California is about to get a healthy dose of drought relief. Up to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra, and even a couple of feet down south in the San Jacintos. 3-5" of rain at the lower elevations, plus a healthy inch of rain in the central valley. Much needed.

Looks like most of the moisture will be contained by the mountains but some energy will make it's way to Arizona for some good chances of rain showers for the middle of the week. :y:
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by PhilMW » Dec 01 2014 3:38 pm

chumley wrote:Looks like most of the moisture will be contained by the mountains but some energy will make it's way to Arizona for some good chances of rain showers for the middle of the week.
Hooray! I don't think Jim will like this news though.

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Post by The_Eagle » Dec 01 2014 5:08 pm

PhilMW wrote:Hooray! I don't think Jim will like this news though.
Jim dosen't like ANY news.
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by chumley » Dec 01 2014 5:12 pm

Happy First Day of Winter!
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(Meteorological Winter begins December 1. Astronomical Winter begins some other time but since winter is a meteorological season, let's go with the meteorological definition, ok?)
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Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

Post by chumley » Dec 01 2014 5:44 pm

@The EagleHe likes the post above this one! :)
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