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Re: Current weather?

Postby tibber » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Jay and ND - nice photos. Thx for sharing. I like LOOKING at snow pictures and who doesn't like a good picture at the Park!

We've had a good deal of rain this winter. They say Dec rains means a good wildflower season. In Nov alone we had 2.33 (before and after Bill's visit). As you can see, the saguaro is fat and happy.
Yesterday I had a great short hike and got a cloud show (Altocumulus Floccus). I've seen this type of clouds on other occasions but it's certainly not a frequent event.
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a few more in my photoset/trip report https://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=56383
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Re: Current weather?

Postby ND » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Nice shots! Especially like the second one of the Saguaro with those interesting clouds in the background.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:25 pm

Tibber, ND. Nice. A wee bit different than northern WI.

It was -8F at the start and 3F at the finish of the workout today. (Not much wind, I think the wind chill was -19F to start.) I'm not used to the cold yet. The initial ski went well, it was when I came in and changed boots and went out for another 15 minutes of testing skis that I couldn't keep my hands warm. Maybe it was that I had a bagel, but even without eating, it's tough to get the blood flowing again after stopping in cold weather.

BTW, I spotted a shirtless guy in the parking lot (he was changing clothes.)

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Sue Z » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:11 am

My whole fam enjoyed those awesome cloud-and-cactus shots. Thanks, Tibber!
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:39 pm

Tibber:
I really like your cloud and cactus images, especially the perspective...looking up like that. :D

As for weather, I'd love to see some SNOW making clouds around here!!!!!!
I was yakking with some folks from Lethbridge in REI today. Brown Christmas there too.
That really is bad
. :(

pete :wink:

And now this....sigh

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
754 PM MST Mon Dec 30 2019

MTZ003-311500-
/O.EXT.KMSO.WW.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-191231T1500Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
754 PM MST Mon Dec 30 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Light freezing drizzle with up to
a light glaze accumulation. :twisted:

* WHERE...Flathead Valley.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Icy surfaces will continue to be problematic,
particularly on side streets, sidewalks and parking lots into
the morning.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:38 pm

Current Weather?
Happy New Year?

Both suck! :twisted:
Rain, Rain, and more rain at valley elevations
:(
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:05 am

This forecast would be a lot better if the WIND was going to bring a lot of snow with it. sigh :(
The higher terrain has decent snow but we have close to NONE down here in the valley. It's frustrating.

Some people who live here whine about snow.
Frankly, those who don't like winter weather should get the hell out of Montana and move to Florida. 8)

pete :wink:

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
442 AM MST Sat Jan 4 2020

MTZ003-050600-
/O.CON.KMSO.WI.Y.0001.200104T1500Z-200105T0600Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
442 AM MST Sat Jan 4 2020

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
expected. Winds in high terrain will be in excess of 70 mph or
higher at times.


* WHERE...Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and
Polson.

* SNOW: Snow showers will combine with gusty winds to create
periods of low visibility. Backcountry conditions may become
dangerous.

* WHEN...From 8 AM to 11 PM MST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat."

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:03 pm

I'll believe it(the last paragraph) when I see it.

549
FXUS65 KMSO 092127
AFDMSO

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
227 PM MST Thu Jan 9 2020

.DISCUSSION...Brief, yet vigorous snow showers will be present
across the Northern Rockies through late this evening. The impact
of these snow showers should be minimal to area travel, however
conditions on secondary roads could suddenly become slick. Snow
accumulations of a heavy dusting to a half inch will be common for
west central and southwest Montana. Also, periods of light snow
may provide several dustings of snow to the Flathead Valley and
surrounding areas. Otherwise, most snow will be present over high
terrain through tonight. Patchy valley freezing fog may develop
late tonight in the Kootenai River Country of northwest Montana.

A significant snow and wind event is anticipated to develop across
the Northern Rockies Friday evening through Saturday morning. For
much of north central Idaho, accumulating snow will occur, even at
the lowest elevation locations (e.g., Riggins, Orofino). Also, a
strong surface pressure gradient is expected to develop near
Grangeville and surrounding Camas Prairie on Friday, with snow and
blowing snow to follow. The combination of snow and wind (as well
as low visibility) will make for difficult travel. Heavy snow will
also occur along the Idaho-Montana border, including the I-90
corridor west of Missoula, Highway 200 corridor northwest of
Missoula, and Highway 2 near Libby and Troy. Side and back roads
may become impossible for travel due to snow accumulations up to
10 inches. Mountain passes, such as Lookout Pass, are to expected
to receive nearly one and a half feet of snow accumulation.

The next major weather system arrives late Sunday night and Monday
morning in northwest Montana. For weeks now, cold air has been
building up in northern Canada and Alaska. With the large scale
pattern finally starting to change, the cold will be released
southward and will arrive along the front range of the Northern
Rockies and the mountains of British Columbia Sunday. What happens
after that remains uncertain.

Ensemble model systems don`t agree with each other well at all,
which really reduces our confidence in the details of the forecast
for this period. The upper level flow will be the determining
factor in how fast, how far west, and how much the cold air
affects our region. Meanwhile, that westerly flow will be carrying
enough moisture to cause snow. The main takeaways are:

* Confidence in the general forecast remains high, it will be
colder and snowy next week.
* Confidence in snow amounts is low, however, several inches in
the valleys of northwest Montana and over a foot in the
mountains of central Idaho and western Montana are possible.
* Strong north to northeast winds are typical with most of the
potential weather patterns, and it doesn`t take much snow to
blow around. So blowing snow will be an impact in northwest
Montana Monday morning.
* Blizzard conditions are still possible Monday morning in
northwest Montana.
* Cold temperatures will follow the system and be at their
coldest of the season so far Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
* Wide spread sub-zero temperatures are possible in northwest
Montana Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

Considering how mild of a winter the region has had so far, we
expect this system to be quite a shock to the region, with
possibly very dangerous blizzard conditions in northwest Montana.
Please stay tuned to the forecast this weekend as we zero in on
the details of the forecast.

&&

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:18 pm

Bring it on!

]Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
246 PM MST Sat Jan 11 2020

MTZ002-122200-
/O.UPG.KMSO.WS.A.0002.200112T1800Z-200113T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.W.0004.200112T1800Z-200113T1800Z/
/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-200112T1200Z/
West Glacier Region-
246 PM MST Sat Jan 11 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SUNDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches. Winds gusting as high as
35 mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow. Additional snow
accumulations of 4 to 7 inches.

* WHERE...Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan
Lake, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from 11 AM Sunday to 11
AM MST Monday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 5 AM MST
Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas
of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
dangerously cold wind chills as low as 40 below zero could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm

Bring it on!

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
246 PM MST Sat Jan 11 2020

MTZ002-122200-
/O.UPG.KMSO.WS.A.0002.200112T1800Z-200113T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.W.0004.200112T1800Z-200113T1800Z/
/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-200112T1200Z/
West Glacier Region-
246 PM MST Sat Jan 11 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SUNDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches. Winds gusting as high as
35 mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow. Additional snow
accumulations of 4 to 7 inches.

* WHERE...Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan
Lake, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from 11 AM Sunday to 11
AM MST Monday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 5 AM MST
Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas
of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
dangerously cold wind chills as low as 40 below zero could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat."

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:46 am

Looks like a windy day for most of western Montana, especially on the East side.
Hold on to your hat Ralph!!
8)


High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
354 AM MST Sat Feb 1 2020

MTZ009-012300-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-200202T0600Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-
Including Logan Pass, Browning, and Heart Butte
354 AM MST Sat Feb 1 2020

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 45 to 60 mph, with gusts near 90 mph
occurring. Isolated gusts around 105 mph in the wind prone
areas along the mountains.

* WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front.

* WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds could blow down trees and power lines.
Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Areas of blowing dust or snow could reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.
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And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat."

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:02 am

Looking out my window as I type this, it's already blowing 20-30mph in Kalispell.

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
657 AM MST Sat Feb 1 2020

MTZ003-020600-
/O.EXT.KMSO.WI.Y.0002.200201T1357Z-200202T0600Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
657 AM MST Sat Feb 1 2020

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
expected in valleys.

* WHERE...Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and
Polson.

* WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat."

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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 am

Here in the Salish, we have trees rocking like I've never seen before (here). I don't have an anemometer, but I'd guess we're pushing 70+ mph gusts with a steady 20-30 mph. The snow and our drive is littered with branches, cones and needles. Slightly unnerving when you live in the woods. Power has already flickered a couple of times.

Edit - immediately after posting this my power went out.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby daveparker » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:30 pm

It was a wild day, Deb spent much of the time early Saturday saying "Another one bites the dust" I know of 4 large trees that went down just outside the living room.

Very tense day to say the least.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:34 am

daveparker wrote:Very tense day to say the least.

:shock:


Yes it was. We lost some trees behind the house and it looks like a war zone around here. Glad that is over!
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