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Postby paul » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:18 am

It's looking pretty nice and wintry up there!
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby southernguy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:50 am

Looking nice
I notice the temperature differences on each webcam. Why is the east side always about 20 degrees warmer?
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby paul » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:13 pm

It might be just because the sun is out on the east side and it's warming the cameras.
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby Ear Mountain » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:15 pm

The East Side is not necessarily warmer. Air moving west to east will be forced upward as it goes over the mountains. The resulting lower pressure at higher altitudes causes the air to expand and cool. As that air sinks down the east side of the mountains the air is compressed and the air warms.

But there are many instances where the east side air will be cooler. In summer the east side, being higher in elevation the the west side, tends to be cooler. In winter an arctic air mass may come south along the east side of the mountains with mountains acting like a dam to prevent that cold air form reaching the west side valleys, so the west side will be warmer than the arctic air on the east side.

There are numerous other scenarios as well.
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby PeteE » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:28 am

Oh Boy!
There is a LOT of snow up there at Logan Pass.
Should be some good snowshoe'n and skiing opportunities when the Sun Road opens.
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The "un-named" ridge on the right is really BURIED. There's almost no exposed rock except the cliffs at the top!

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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby tibber » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:11 pm

It's astonishing how much snow they got up there. Many trees are buried and the snow looks like it may have buried the VC. It's fun to compare the shots over the winter.
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby daveparker » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:27 am

This was a big snow year, one of the biggest I remember in the last 25 years, of course I hope we don't repeat the 96-97 snow totals anytime soon, but in total snowfall here at the house, I recorded over 300" of snow and there are still areas that I have over 50" of snow on the ground, so it was beautiful as well as very challenging.

That said, the signs of spring are again upon us, I do hope we have a slow melt off and water through out the summer, I don't want another fire season like we had last summer, hoping for a comfortable and wet summer.
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby thorn726 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:47 pm

wow thanks for the update, CA has seen so little snow this year i was wondering what we were looking at out in Glacier... we're going in mid July, sounds like we should expect to see a fair amount of snow on the ground /trails still ?
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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby PeteE » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:37 pm

Long way to mid July but this post may give you a clue about what things could be like...

This clip of mine in this post is from 2011 another recent big snow year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJC0JyrYgxc

Sorry about the audio on the clip---and my "singing". 8)
My old camera had a bad microphone. :(
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The lower elevation trails will probably be OK. Some may have old snow "humps" on them.
Those can be mushy and/or slick sometimes.
So since I'm a "geezer" I carry my MicroSpikes so I don't "fall and can't giddyup". 8)

Some of the high passes could well be blocked.
It's still way too early to make "predictions about the future". 8)

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Re: Logan Pass Webcam

Postby PeteE » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:24 am

Logan Pass on July 13th 2011 was packed with deep snow as shown in the video clip in my previous post above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJC0JyrYgxc

On the other hand July 13th 2015 a very dry year comparatively speaking


Not much snow up in the meadow area above the Visitor Center
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or Hidden Lake pass where this goat nanny and her kid were grazing
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Indian Paintbrush blooming along the board walk
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Big Horn Sheep rams wandering a nearly empty Logan Pass parking lot early that morning

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If you get out early in the AM, you will stand a much better chance of seeing animals--especially the larger animals that don't like the heat,
The goat pictures were taken around 8:30 PM after the day cooled down.


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