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  • Monday, February 09, 2015

    Föehn Tails Off

    SNOW PACK DIMINSHIED
    Runoff Increases
    neighbors retreat to kitchens
    MUDMOBILE

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    .. The warm dry winds pooped out late last night and have left dry pavement in their wake and the sledheads are forced to use the mud and slush alleys to navigate through town.
    .. A glance at the new snotel sites for the last few days tells the tale. We've lost 5% in the last nine days. More snow is needed to get us into the good zone for adequate summer stream discharge.
    .. We're suffering through some small dustings of intermittent, very light snow flurries and peak diurnal temperatures in the mid to high 30's. Trail muck runs from slimy, to slick, to goopy. Most of the neighbors have called off fishing for the moment and are staying warm by the wood stove in the kitchen.
    .. A couple of the neighbor kids went down to the Madison River between the lakes. Caught a few fish and reported on slow action, no midges, gusty winds, and ankle deep muck. No noses in the air, nymphs and buggers rule.
    .. We're going outside and watch the school kids splash in the puddles.
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    LASAGNA FOR KEN