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by Stormlover
April 17th, 2015, 1:33 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Super El Nino in 2015!
Replies: 0
Views: 2385

Super El Nino in 2015!

by Stormlover
February 28th, 2014, 7:58 am
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: Thanks for everything!
Replies: 1
Views: 2818

Thanks for everything!

Kaptain SafeT, I want to say thanks for 34(?) years of passion and professionalism. And thankfully I never needed it but I'll say thanks from all the those who needed remote-mtn rescues of out-a-bounds skiers/riders when there was nothing saying you had to go. That is all, good luck!
by Stormlover
February 11th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: Flagstaff Winter Adventure Guidebook
Replies: 9
Views: 7981

Re: Flagstaff Winter Adventure Guidebook

I echo RA's sentiments. For example, the statement "touring the Kachina Peaks Wilderness where no snowboarder had been before." Bleh, I did quite a few tours in the 90s with snowboarders using snowshoes, as far out as Doyle and Abineau from the ski area. I don't mind the more obvious route...
by Stormlover
February 8th, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Weather for 2013-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 27161

Re: Winter Weather for 2013-2014

And so after a brief respite the ride of high pressure returns. For how long is the question. For those giving up on this winter here's another positive ENSO outlook for next winter. http://meteora.ucsd.edu/~pierce/elnino/fcst_gifs/fcst_made_2014-02_for_2014-12.jpg#sthash.YXpcLdEx.dpuf A major EL Ni...
by Stormlover
January 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Weather for 2013-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 27161

Re: Winter Weather for 2013-2014

New ECMWF model is trending toward a significant storm ~Jan 28th or 29th! :D
by Stormlover
January 14th, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Weather for 2013-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 27161

Re: Winter Weather for 2013-2014

There isn't any hope in the fantasy charts for another 10 days to two weeks. :( In the meantime this is an interesting blog post about the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge dominating the current weather pattern. http://www.weatherwest.com/archives/1085
by Stormlover
January 7th, 2014, 8:21 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Weather for 2013-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 27161

Re: Winter Weather for 2013-2014

Lee Born kills it. His updates are informative, fun, and very local. Thanks Lee! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVXEozaco6s#t=112 Indeed, a "Ridge of Steel" Time for an Omega Block. In lieu of that, maybe a pattern change will follow the departure of the polar vortex that has put the mdi...
by Stormlover
January 29th, 2013, 8:14 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Weather Observations ASB 2012-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 47929

Re: Winter Weather Observations ASB 2012-2013

Spent most of my day skiing slackcountry and no instabilities were noted. The wind, however, was nuking hard from the west-northwest. It jogged my memory a bit to a similar day in 1995 when the ridgeline on Agassiz was wind-loaded big time from that direction with disastrous results in Monte Vista.
by Stormlover
February 6th, 2012, 9:06 am
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: 8 avalanche related deaths since new years eve
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: 8 avalanche related deaths since new years eve

Quite a thread going on in the TGR forum regarding the tragic fatality on Kessler. http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/228532-Wasatch-Conditions-11-12/page24 The victim also posted in the same thread just before heading out on dawn patrol and obviously making a fateful decision. This w...
by Stormlover
January 29th, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: January Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 12515

Re: January Weather

Jan 1991, 1996, and 2002 stand out as equally if not more dismal than 2012. Not sure if those correlate with La Nina years or not.
by Stormlover
January 24th, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: January Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 12515

Re: January Weather

Skunked again :cry: Fantasy charts show the next best chance for a pattern change around Feb 6-10.
by Stormlover
January 11th, 2012, 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2 Days in the IB - Late Dec 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4500

Re: 2 Days in the IB - Late Dec 2011

Nice vid. Kinda hard to tell but If I didn't know better it almost looks like you're riding a foot of facets.
by Stormlover
December 22nd, 2011, 12:38 pm
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: new trails being cut
Replies: 43
Views: 26216

Re: new trails being cut

Peabody coal is not tribally owned, and many Hopi and Navajo people are outraged about the lopsided deal that the coal company got for pristine water from the aquifer. Native people in this country have a long and sad history with the U.S. gov and business interests colluding for the benefit of a f...
by Stormlover
December 22nd, 2011, 6:28 am
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: new trails being cut
Replies: 43
Views: 26216

Re: new trails being cut

Well stated Mr. Fox. I understand that side of it as well. My wife worked in Window Rock for a year. To me all mtns are sacred not just this one. I just don't find the concept of reclaimed water being sprayed on it that offensive. But in the bigger picture, it's all about economic opportunities. The...
by Stormlover
December 20th, 2011, 8:08 pm
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: new trails being cut
Replies: 43
Views: 26216

Re: new trails being cut

Civility huh? I know cursing really upsets people some times. I would say flippant discussion about kachinas and spraying effluent in the wilderness is more offensive. And I find building casinos on Tribal Land offensive. It's ok to strip mine a mesa as well for coal and deplete the regional aquife...
by Stormlover
December 19th, 2011, 10:39 am
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: new trails being cut
Replies: 43
Views: 26216

Re: new trails being cut

The Tribes would still be against snowmaking if well water was used instead of reclaimed water. The potential hazards of Grade A reclaimed water is just the latest strategy to derail the expansion/improvement plans. Seems to grow pretty good grass on the lawns of Flagstaff city buildings, the campus...
by Stormlover
December 13th, 2011, 3:48 pm
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: Road Situation?
Replies: 11
Views: 7165

Re: Road Situation?

Kaptain Safe T wrote:Not sure what the status will be....? If the Bowl is closed for operations the road may be closed?...I would plan on skinning somewhere else perhaps? I have the day off myself. Contact the USFS?


This is the Peaks District number for road status. (928) 527-3600.
by Stormlover
December 13th, 2011, 3:44 pm
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: Road Situation?
Replies: 11
Views: 7165

Re: Road Situation?

The only two places to find out road status is Snowbowl's website under resort info/snow report or http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/coconino/home/?cid=fsbdev3_054776&width=full It does seem rather odd that Snowbowl plows the rd so they can get their employess up there but the USFS closes it any...
by Stormlover
November 8th, 2011, 11:48 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Who's getting Stoked?!?
Replies: 28
Views: 20300

Re: Who's getting Stoked?!?

The qpf forecast for next weekend. Impressive if it verifys.Image

Jet stream suggests the southern jet hooking up with the low to do the dance.
http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_model_fcst.html
by Stormlover
November 6th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: new trails being cut
Replies: 43
Views: 26216

Re: new trails being cut

Willy, you're glass is half empty. You obviously have a negative opinion of snowmaking with reclaimed water. That's a another topic; wrt to your other comments glass half full is the crowds won't be any bigger because increasing the size of the parking lots is not part of the expansion plan. So unle...
by Stormlover
March 2nd, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: IB Tour with Rumor of an Avalanche
Replies: 9
Views: 7166

Re: IB Tour with Rumor of an Avalanche

Split, sorry if I sounded snarky. Wasn't my intention. Whenever I've been over to Telemark I access lower or more likely get the willies and ski tele jr. to skier's left which has more anchors w/out a convex rollover at the top. The rock bands above need a lot of snow to even be in the equation.
by Stormlover
March 2nd, 2011, 1:07 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Telemark Slide
Replies: 7
Views: 7073

Re: Telemark Slide

Nice report Ken. Glad it turned out ok. That's three now. Yes, I'm keeping count. :P
by Stormlover
February 28th, 2011, 10:51 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: IB Tour with Rumor of an Avalanche
Replies: 9
Views: 7166

Re: IB Tour with Rumor of an Avalanche

50 degrees? There's nothing that steep on Fremont is there? Maybe right of the top into weathord chutes or above telemark slide? Anyhoo, I hope everyone is ok. Thanks for the head's up.
by Stormlover
February 20th, 2011, 10:08 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Deep February ?
Replies: 15
Views: 10979

Re: Deep February ?

were you guys in the bc? if so, can you weigh in on the instability discussion in the westside observations forum? Just slackcountry for me. No whumpfing or other signs of instability. Didn't do anything but some probe poling. Lots of nice low density snow on top of the stuff that came in wet and h...
by Stormlover
February 20th, 2011, 6:01 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Deep February ?
Replies: 15
Views: 10979

Re: Deep February ?

That was indeed a really good day. I hope SAR and Ski Patrol don't spend the night looking for lost south-siders.

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