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  • Friday, December 29, 2017

    Bring It On

    IN IT'S STRIDE
    A Bit Of Fluff
    need water not depth
    MODIFIED PATTERN
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    .. We keep getting good depth of snowfall  --  BUT, the snow moisture content is not what we would like.
    .. Snowballs and snow persons are not possible with the snow as dry as it is. Depth looks good on charts for the neighborhood but the snow moisture content is down around our neighborhood hills.
    .. We've been sitting at just above 90% so far this season. Today's figures might make it to 100%. The fluff is fun but we'd like some more moisture in the snow.
    .. Part of the problem is that the 'Gulf Of Alaska Low' has weakened and slipped south. This allows the spill of Arctic air in the mid continent to spread out and inhibit our desired pattern.
    LOVIN'  DA  POWDER
    .. In the most wonderful snow years the low hangs in the gulf and send pulses toward us every three to four days.
    .. These strong pulses keep the cold right along the east side of the continental divide. This is a blessed snow pattern for us.
    .. When the low weakens and slips south the Arctic air jumps the Continental Divide at the border with Canada. This weakens the flow and saps our moisture. Better snow water content is present further north than we would like to see.
    .. The sledheads, on the other hand, love the powder in the high country. Great fun for some - we'll wait and see what the Spring conditions bring us.
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    .. Well, it's time to sweep the snow off the porch. We don't mind not using the shovel every now and again.
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