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  • Friday, January 04, 2019

    Tepid

    A WEEK'S WORTH
    What's Up ?
    winter's slow start
    WALLPAPER:  WET SPOTS
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    .. Even the sledheads are concerned. Yes Lilibeth, there is snow on the ground.
    .. Yes Rodney, there is some powder up high, (along with avalanches: avalanche map here.)
    .. For sure, Gastone, the alps are getting our snow and Big Sky is making their own.
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    JUST LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS
    .. We marvel at the variety of weather that winter has thrown at us so far this year. We've had a genuine deep freeze and a few days of heavy melting. Roof slides seem frequent so far and, even some spitting rain has dripped in the warm afternoons.
    WINTER MIDGE
    .. Now we're faced with some persistent warm numbers and wet snow for the coming week;  of course the neighbors are bemoaning the overcast and lack of midges below Hebgen Dam.
    .. We are pleased to see the snow in the forecast. We need it. But, the wet snow combined with the warm weather, (into the 40's,) only means that most of the low and mid level deposits will accelerate their melt.
    .. It's not too early to look at the snotel pages. Right now the snow water equivalency is not too good.
    .. As part of a generalized northwestern dry spell we are in the -30% to -75% of the 1981 to 2010 normal,  ['SNO LINK HERE.]
    .. As winter moves along it's merry way we'll keep you informed. Looks to be a roller coaster few months. Hopefully there is a net gain in snow water equivalent for the fish during the summer.
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    .. The neighbors are gearing up for the West Yellowstone ukulele celebration. it will be a week later this year. Mark your calendar for February 8-11 and come enjoy the revelry.
    .. Some of our neighborhood guitar players have taken to the ukulele for messing around in the snow. No sense dragging a $4,000 wood box around in the snow when a $40 dollar plastic ukulele will do.
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    WALLPAPER:  "WE SHOULD"  BREAKFAST