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Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » May 15 2009 8:25 pm

The endless chatter of weather.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Jan 15 2019 4:02 pm

@OdinWiski Arizona hiking shack in phx rents snowshoes.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by OdinWiski » Jan 16 2019 8:30 am

@chumley
Great! Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Jan 16 2019 9:48 am

https://www.snowbowl.ski/snow-report/
Snow Totals
10”
24 hrs
22”
48 hrs
29”
72 hrs
30”
7 Days
108”
Season Total


So, since Snowbowl reports those totals, is anyone seriously thinking of heading up there this weekend?
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by OdinWiski » Jan 16 2019 9:52 am

@Jim_H
Not us :)

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Feb 19 2019 8:38 am

For months I've been reading posts from people who probably heard about some trail on a blog or website somewhere and suddenly they have to hike it, because: 2019 :-k ? And yet, it seems a select few of them have very little understanding of the variability, complexity, and diversity of terrain and weather conditions in this state.

As I see the forecast currently has some very impressive snow totals over the next few days, from the international border to Utah, from the desert floors to the highest peaks across mountain ranges statewide (the Ancha are in the 50" to 100" of snow forecast zone!), all I can think of is how much I hope to read about how this all goes for everybody {gif link}. Especially those February folks! :sweat:

nws snowfall forecast:
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by RedRoxx44 » Feb 19 2019 5:31 pm

I have Fri off, if this " blizzard" conditions pans out I'll be out taking some more snow photos!

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Pivo » Feb 19 2019 6:41 pm

@RedRoxx44
If you're open to having company, please PM me. I have every day off.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Feb 20 2019 10:47 am

Is it too early for me to wonder if any of this will actually happen? ](*,)
Nonetheless, probably worth keeping an eye on if you like doing things out of doors.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM THURSDAY TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24 inches between 5000 feet and 7000 feet and 24 to 40 inches with localized amounts up to 46 inches above 7000 feet.
* WHERE...White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties, Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains, Dragoon and Mule and Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains, Catalina and Rincon Mountains and Baboquivari Mountains.
* WHEN...5 AM Thursday to 5 PM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow along with whiteout or blizzard like conditions.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY ABOVE 3000 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 3000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches is expected as low as 3000 feet to as much as 18 to 30 inches above 4500 feet.
* WHERE...Mazatzal Mountains, Pinal/Superstition Mountains and Southeast Gila County.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24 inches, with locally higher amounts along the eastern Mogollon Rim, are expected.
* WHERE...Areas near Doney Park, Flagstaff, Forest Lakes, Heber-Overgaard, Payson, Pine-Strawberry, Sedona and Williams.
* WHEN...11 PM today to 5 PM Friday.
Snow forecast from 11 PM Today to 5 PM Friday:
Doney Park 13 to 19 inches
Flagstaff 19 to 25 inches
Forest Lakes 30 to 38 inches
Heber-Overgaard 17 to 23 inches
Payson 22 to 30 inches
Pine-Strawberry 29 to 37 inches
Sedona 14 to 20 inches
Williams 19 to 25 inches
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches, with locally higher amounts on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, are expected. Lower amounts can be expected in the valley areas.
* WHERE...Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Jacob Lake, North Rim, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Seligman and Valle.
* WHEN...8 PM today to 11 AM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for significant reductions in visibility at times.
Snow forecast from 8 PM Today to 11 AM Friday:
Camp Verde 4 to 6 inches
Chino Valley 10 to 16 inches
Congress 0 to 1 inches
Cottonwood 5 to 9 inches
Fredonia 4 to 8 inches
Grand Canyon 11 to 17 inches
Jacob Lake 9 to 15 inches
North Rim 18 to 24 inches
Paulden 10 to 16 inches
Prescott 15 to 21 inches
Prescott Valley 12 to 18 inches
Seligman 9 to 15 inches
Valle 9 to 15 inches
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by azbackpackr » Feb 21 2019 1:38 pm

@chumley
Looks like they got it right this time.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by big_load » Feb 21 2019 1:44 pm

A photo from Cousin G in Kingman this morning looked like they got at least 8" of snow overnight.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by azbackpackr » Feb 21 2019 1:47 pm

@big_load
Yup, and they are trying to get everyone to stay home. This morning the fire department in Kingman said they expected another 8 inches.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Feb 21 2019 4:05 pm

Fun Fact: On this date 3 years ago, PHX hit 86 degrees, the record high for the date. Tomorrow it might not hit 50.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by tibber » Feb 21 2019 7:14 pm

I just don't know where I should go to get some zoom pics of the snow tomorrow after work (3ish). I usually go up to Outlaw Golf Course for the Mazzies or Silly Mountain for Supes and of course the windmill for Picketpost. I'd like to try something new. Any ideas?
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Feb 21 2019 7:28 pm

@tibber
why don't you just drive to Outlaw and not have to zoom!? It's been snowing there all day!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by friendofThundergod » Feb 21 2019 8:43 pm

@tibber If temps drop anymore in the valley, you might be able to get some from your front porch..

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by DixieFlyer » Feb 22 2019 4:12 am

there is snow in my backyard this morning...and I moved to AZ for this???

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Post by RedRoxx44 » Feb 22 2019 7:15 am

Snowing here right now but has rained at least half the night so too wet to stick and probably won't get that cold. Deciding between Nogales, Oracle, Benson areas to travel to. Feeling lazy so might head to closest easiest destination.

Shows what I know, starting to stick and absolutely huge fluffy flakes, poor visibility.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by joebartels » Feb 22 2019 10:36 am

Snowing lightly right now on the best peak on planet earth
[ Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 ]
...kinna cold too
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Feb 22 2019 10:38 am

@joebartels
who gave you permission to post in this thread? :sweat:
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by RedRoxx44 » Feb 22 2019 1:44 pm

Yeah! just back in. 4wd needed almost driving out of my development and on the interstate as well as a side road or two. 3 extrications I assisted with, a volkswagen beetle, a Chevy Cruze? ; and a blue FJ, ADOT guy and his truck and me to get a UPS truck back on the road that had slid off. That thing was a beast. Every where I went blue, red , yellow emergency lights. It was a race to get to some places before road was closed.
Sheriff's deputy wished me well and to take good pics as I was obviously getting ready to crawl thru the barbed wire to poach on mine land. I don't know if I got any really good pics because snowing so hard hard to keep camera lens clean.
I did walk briefly on the AZT at Sahuarita road and Hwy 83 junction ( which they were closing when I pulled up). Probably 4 inches of snow there and more in spots.

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