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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:51 pm

The NWS needs to "look out the window". :(

Not a snowflake in sight--yet.
Radar shows possible light snow falling up on the Big Mountain ski hill, but nothing 5 miles south of Big Mt. at my apartment.
Some echos out where Doug and Dave live but dunno if it means much.
The satellite looks more promising. Some nice moisture moving in towards us from the west, maybe an hour or two out.
We'll see.

Jay, I went skiing on the WF golf course from 2-4PM.
Did about 6km according to the map. I ain't too deadly fast. :)
Virtually nobody there until I was leaving and then it was slammed.
No new snow, but the snow that was there was "ok" for me other than a couple icy places.
Still bare/icy places under the trees. I like to avoid those spots if possible. 8)

My boots suck. got a small blister on top of middle toe :( So I need to lay off now for a few days.
New boots should be in Saturday.
Much sturdier boots. The REI guys say I should have much better control. Plus they're made for BC skiing.
For those coming out here, REI just opened a nice new store out near Costco.

https://www.rei.com/product/140465/mads ... -ski-boots

Returnable for up to a year if they don't work for me. Good deal since they are kinda spendy! :shock:
I just hope they fit and don't "break?" across my toes like these Alpina boots do.
Guys at Sportsman's and REI all say that's a common problem.
Always somethin' :roll:

We better get some snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pete :wink:



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1002 AM MST Tue Jan 22 2019

MTZ003-231715-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0009.190123T0300Z-190124T0000Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
1002 AM MST Tue Jan 22 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
expected. Higher amounts are possible in the Many Lakes and in
the vicinity of Flathead Lake.

* WHERE...Flathead Valley to Mission Valley.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 5 PM MST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:02 am

Well Lord love a duck! :D
6AM here and we actually got what looks like 3 inches out there--and still a light wet snow(30F) falling.

pete :wink:

EDIT
7AM and it looks more like 5" on my neighbor's truck which had none last night!
So take heart JayW, you may get some snow from this one
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:09 am

And it looks like the snow may hang around a while.
Perfect for this weekend's
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
335 AM MST Wed Jan 23 2019

.DISCUSSION...The current winter storm has been spreading snow
across the bulk of the Northern Rockies overnight and into the
early hours this morning. Web cam images show various highways
across north central Idaho and western Montana as being heavily
snow-covered, along with having degraded visibility due to
periods of heavier snowfall. This will be the trend for valleys
for the rest of the morning, and will make for a difficult morning
commute.

Meanwhile, in the mountains...heavily degraded conditions due to
snow, blowing snow, and low visibility will continue through the
day. Up to one foot of new snow is still expected by Thursday
morning, along with gusty winds. Those with travel plans over any
area mountain pass should prepare for slow, difficult wintry
travel during this period.

Adding to the mess, valleys across north central Idaho (namely the
Camas Prairie) into west central Montana (ie: the southern half
of the Bitterroot) could transition to rain, or become a
rain/snow mix, for a period of time this afternoon. Obviously, if
rain mixes with snow, it will cut down on the storm total snowfall
forecast, while also making for slick conditions.

Thursday through Thursday night, lingering high elevation snow
will continue in the mountains, but precipitation in valleys
across the region should diminish by this point in time. But the
break from precipitation will be brief as the quick passage of a
weak upper level disturbance initiates widespread light snow about
the Northern Rockies on Friday. Though public impacts from this
brief wave should be minimal at best.

The weather this weekend looks at least half OK right now, with
models all indicating that Saturday should be a rather pleasant
winter day throughout much of the Northern Rockies. However, long
range models still agree that a more robust upper level
disturbance, originating from a deep low pressure system presently
out over the Aleutians, will drag an elongated polar cold front
south across Montana and Idaho Sunday into Monday. The
longitudinal span of this front, stretching all the way westward
to the Pacific Ocean, will produce widespread light snow Sunday
followed by a tidal wave of modified arctic air across the
Continental Divide as well as the Bitterroot Divide. This means
that not only will temperatures be taking a nose dive in Montana
early next week, but likewise across much of North Central Idaho.
It`s still too early to nail down just how cold things could get,
but widespread low temperatures in the single digits above and
below zero could be common across Western Montana. And in North
Central Idaho, lows in the teens and twenties are quite likely.

Thereafter, the models show coastal high pressure slowly nudging
inland which could start to secure a return of valley cold pools
as the atmosphere slowly moderates next week.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby Pizza Bob » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:13 am

3 or 4 inches in West Glacier. Another half an inch fell while snow blowing the driveway (it is a big driveway!)
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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:25 am

Last night there were on and off again flurries. About the time I went to bed at 10:00, it was starting to come down a bit more regularly. I woke up to about 10" this morning and it is still coming down hard!
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am

dpratt wrote:Last night there were on and off again flurries. About the time I went to bed at 10:00, it was starting to come down a bit more regularly. I woke up to about 10" this morning and it is still coming down hard!


I'm revising my estimate. Just shoveled my way to Jaybird. More like 8-10 and still coming :) :)
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Off to work

pete :wink:

Crows and magpies going nuts swimming around in the snow looking for peanuts and kibbles.
Maybe video of that tonight. :mrgreen:
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Re: Current weather?

Postby MarxMN » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:04 pm

Minnesota is not expected to get much snow in the next few days. Our weather will be coming from the Artic for a few days - cold and windy. A temperature of -15 forecasted for tomorrow night and -10 Friday night. A little better over the weekend and then -19 forecasted for next Tuesday night.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby teapot57 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:38 pm

Dang, Bill! That’s cold! Fahrenheit temps?

We got a dusting of snow today in Calgary- maybe 2 inches. Cold tonight at 6 Fahrenheit, but will be 50 F on Saturday! This has been a warm winter for us. I even hiked in Kananaskis last week and encountered little snow. Am thinking of going out again on Saturday.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby daveparker » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:23 am

We ended up with about 6" inches by time it was all over with, not to bad as we don't have much under it, been mild so far this winter.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 am

MarxMN wrote:Minnesota is not expected to get much snow in the next few days. Our weather will be coming from the Artic for a few days - cold and windy. A temperature of -15 forecasted for tomorrow night and -10 Friday night. A little better over the weekend and then -19 forecasted for next Tuesday night.


Bill, those temps, while very cold are not uncommon for MN this time of year. The bad news is there is very little snow on the ground from what I hear.
Farmers can't be too happy about cold weather and no/little snow cover, can they?

And I would think the same applies to Canadian farmers as well.

Whether we like it or not, snow is water and is therefore LIFE for everyone out here in the West.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:38 am

Maybe my pissing and moaning about snow has painted a picture that all of MN is snowless.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/climate/sno ... 90124.html

So each snow event that has come through MN has been very good at missing the Twin City area. They have snow and up north, particularly along the north shore. The temps may not be unusual, but since I moved to the Twin Cities 25 years ago, there are only a handful of times that the temps have been below -20F in the last 20 years. I remember it being cold enough during the first 5 years or so here that I put coals under the car in order to get it started. That was probably late 90s.

When I was a kid living an hour north, I remember it being -20F most winters. (I used to love going on in the coldest weather of the season--weird, I know. My mom hated it.) This would be the late 60s and 70s.

Here's the coldest temps in MPLS each year.

https://www.currentresults.com/Yearly-W ... rature.php

I guess my memory was fairly good. Nearly every winter from '65 to '85 (except 2) had temps <-20F. Four had temps <-30F. From 2008 to present, there has been 3 winters with <-20F.

I have to say, I don't like the real cold stuff (like I did as a kid), but I like the snow.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby MarxMN » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:11 am

Jay is certainly correct about snow in Minnesota. In southeastern Minnesota (60 miles SE of downtown St. Paul) we had about six inches of snow on December 1 and then about five inches on January 18. We had only light snow and flurries in between. We also had mild temperatures for winter.

On January 18 the Twin Cities received little or no snow. Central and northern Minnesota have had more snow.

Fortunately for us our farm fields now have that five inches of snow cover as this Artic air moves in. Having that snow on the ground helps to insulate hay field plants (mainly alfalfa) roots from the cold. Too much cold kills alfalfa roots.

And now the National Weather Service has changed that -19F for next Wednesday night to -24F. It will be chilly but we are Minnesotans.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby ND » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:57 pm

I'm not liking this at all.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby MarxMN » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:07 am

Here is a great wind chill chart from Minnesota Public radio. It show projected wind chills for Tuesday through Thursday of this week for several Minnesota areas. Alexandria would be the Minnesota city closet to Fargo (see ND's post).

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Re: Current weather?

Postby ND » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:52 am

More fun!! This is going to be a doozy of a week. As my grandma used to say "...not fit for man or beast" :lol: Actually the line can be traced to a W.C. Fields movie in 1933.
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