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Old 03-29-2009, 10:55 AM
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The "Slope" is way too far north, and the Brooks Range, that runs East to West effectively blocks out weather from that pattern. However, Flights in and out of Anchorage have been all fouled up ever since it started errupting. Just yesterday a flight to Prudhoe, was diverted to Fairbanks, not making it to the slope, and the passengers had to be bussed back to Anchorage. We normally have (4) BP/Shared Services flights a day. But after a day of not being able to fly, we had 8 flights to catch up on the personel changes.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:59 PM
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Today we had an upslope snow storm develop over our mountain home area and received another foot of snow. We took a short snowmobile ride late today and enjoyed the setting sun as the storm ended. The first three pics are our backyard area and the last two pics are our front yard today. It will be quite a while before I will not need to get the lawn mower out at our home. We will not see the grass most likely until about June 1st this year........

Here are a few pics from today.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:13 PM
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AWESOME!!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:51 AM
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wow, nice backyard.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:06 PM
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Still have over 8 feet here in the front yard:
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:08 PM
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Teledawg have any video of driving through that 8'? Incredible view. What mountain range is that? Altitude?
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Teledawg have any video of driving through that 8'? Incredible view. What mountain range is that? Altitude?
There is a video in my Photo Gallery taken last year:

http://www.forumsforums.com/pp53/sho...o=1693&cat=588

The Trac-Master can't really tell that there is 8' of snow. It only sinks in 6 or 8 inches no matter how deep it is. It is better running when it is deep becasue all the boulders are covered up!

These were taken at 4000' in the Talkeetna Moutains about 20 miles North-West of Palmer, Alaska. This is the highest private year around occupied place in Alaska. We are at the same elevation as some nearby glaciers. Keep in mind that in Alaska, the year-around snowline is at 8000' and treeline is at about 2500'.
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Here's our snowpack as of April 2nd: 11.5 feet, a little bit above normal (after driest february in history, we caught up in march). Early season photo is for reference.
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Nice pictures!!! Where are you located?
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In the Washington Cascades, about 80 miles east of Seattle.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:36 PM
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I was ready to put the snow cats, snowmachines and snow shoes away until I checked our local weather forecast for our area today. The past few days have been warm with the snow melting quickly leaving rivers and lakes where there should be none. We are driving ATV's in the morning over the frozen snow before it thaws out for the day and then sitting on the deck in the afternoon sun sipping the first part of 'beer on deck season". The snow in the afternoon is too soft for the ATVs and too wet/slushy even for the snowmobile at our elevation of 8450 foot in the Big Horn Mtns.

And then I find the following forecast for the rest of the week:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
154 PM MDT MON APR 13 2009

THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS AND THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF JOHNSON COUNTY ALSO STAND A CHANCE OF RECEIVING LARGE AMOUNTS OF SNOW. RIGHT NOW THERE APPEARS TO BE THE POTENTIAL FOR 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOWFALL AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH UP TO 3 TO 4 FEET OF SNOWFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigw...ther+Statement

It is time to change oil in the generator as the grid power will be lost most likely for several days if we get that much wet snow in the lower elevations and on the mountain. Tomorrow I will prepare by moving the snow cats and other snow vehicles to safe areas where trees cannot fall from the wet heavy snow on them as often can happen when these late storms hit us.

And I thought spring was here....................
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:18 PM
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The Caribou left,.. The Ducks & Geese left,... and it's been Snowing all day! What could this mean? Am I missing something here? Do they know something I don't know? Time to Wax up the skiis and tune up the Tucker? I don't remember them leaving this early? what's up? Is the Slope about to get hit by a commet?
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The Caribou left,.. The Ducks & Geese left,... and it's been Snowing all day! What could this mean? Am I missing something here? Do they know something I don't know? Time to Wax up the skiis and tune up the Tucker? I don't remember them leaving this early? what's up? Is the Slope about to get hit by a commet?
It seems like it is going to be an early winter this year. I need to get my snow plow mounted and working soon!
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:33 PM
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Heavy frost here lastnight....what about you GroomerDude??

Time to fire up the groomer?
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No frost here yet. But I swear I saw a few snowflakes in the air last thursday. We had our annual steak BBQ last thursday out at the clubhouse for all the snowclub volunteers and the wind was coming in straight out of the north. We set up the big charcoal BBQ in the groomer garage to keep out of the wind.

It's getting close though. I can feel it in my bones.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:07 AM
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Hot and dry here in Utah.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:40 AM
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the geese haven't started moving here, but the butterflies have moved a couple hundred miles south - about a month early.
the past few days we've had lows in the 40's-low 50's and highs around 70-72, which is pretty normal for late October... oh, wait! It's still August!

darn that global warming!

On the other plus side, it was perfect weather for putting up a dark colored steel roof this weekend.
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A little fresh snow on the tops of the mountains here. We usually get our first good snows around Halloween so not much longer.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:25 AM
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Our forecast calls for snow for the next couple days. I am not ready for snow and my snow cats are not ready either.............

The snow will be short lived and melt away in a couple days but it is expected at this time of the year in the Big Horn Mtns of WY where we live..................

NWS Riverton, WY
Point Forecast: 20 Miles SW Buffalo WY
44.13N 106.97W (Elev. 8249 ft)

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
242 AM MDT SUN SEP 20 2009

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS CENTRAL WYOMING TONIGHT. MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT AND UPSLOPE FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WILL BRING MEASURABLE RAIN AND SNOW TO AREAS EAST OF THE DIVIDE TONIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO AROUND 6500 FEET LATE TONIGHT. 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED IN THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS AND 1 TO 2 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

UPSLOPE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY MORNINGIN EASTERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES OF TOTAL SNOWFALL POSSIBLE IN THE BIGHORNS AND 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:19 PM
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Received a foot of the white stuff at our place in Utah over the last 24 hours. It will be melted by this weekend, however its a start.
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