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  1. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Well, we mainly missed out on this one too, almost everyone did. None of the models were right: EC was south and GFS was north and whatever happened was fast and even further south. We eked out a good 2-2.5" but that's about it. Pretty though, and pretty windy, though nothing spectacular. Seems like 80% of storms around here move faster than everyone thinks they will.
  2. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Chinook, I think you win the prize for "most justified weather paranoia". You can't buy a flake east of Boulder and north of Thornton this year!
  3. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Wow, that's one hell of a gradient. Wall of continuous heavy snow as soon as you get close to the Divide, nothing at all east of there. Something just looks too weird about that to believe. I'm guessing it's more likely that either it'll be more patchy, or perhaps (less likely) some more will leak over than WPC says.
  4. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Well, the surprise happened. 4.5" of wet cement here at 7:30. Feels like April snow. Another degree warmer and Denver would have had a January rainstorm... when did that last happen?
  5. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    NAM QPF: 1" GFS QPF: 0.25" Reality: 3 drops of rain and 10 flakes of snow. Surprise me, maybe!
  6. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Least Denver snow for a season was 21.3" in 1888-9 which isn't too hard to beat- heck, two storms after Easter could get us there. Still a long ways to go. But this is so incredibly boring/frustrating. Even the 21.8" two years ago had us with more by now.
  7. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    You forgot Narkansas and Narizona.
  8. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    A day of dust added up to about an inch and a half of snow here. Cold but otherwise underwhelming. Heaviest I've seen reported is about 2 inches. Wowee! Looks like Denver will have 0.05" at most of precip in Dec (probably more like 0.03"), and the 7th or 8th driest year in over 140 of recordkeeping (yes I know the station moved twice).
  9. mayjawintastawm

    Christmas outbreak?

    And they canceled the Cotton Bowl!?! BC was in for the first time since Doug Flutie (remember him?) was QB and my sister was a freshman way back in 1985. I was looking for a zillion LSRs today and found basically none in the Metroplex area near the time of the game. Guessing too much CIN and cloud debris to get things going. Of course, lightning alone can ruin your day, but still. What happened?
  10. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    What seems to be happening is that with long-term changes, upper-level patterns are becoming more amplified/persistent so the big storms dig further south and east consistently. So we miss the upslope ones, which provide the most precip. I think that's the more alarming thing, since upslope storms provide the bulk of Oct-April precip east of the Divide till you get east of around 102 W. I have no met training at all, just lots of other science and good at recognizing patterns (I think).
  11. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Your last couple hundred miles look a bit dicey at this point. Too early to tell for sure, but snow and icy roads on I-40 in the western TX panhandle and E NM high plains look like a good bet, with temps possibly remaining below freezing for a couple of days. Not a fun place to be if it does snow. Check back in a day or so.
  12. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Nice. Please be generous and don't take it all before it crosses the Divide.
  13. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Yeah, the landscape has mainly turned to dirt. Before long there won't be any vegetation to worry about. At least it won't burn. I expect a Mars rover to explore my yard any day now. I wonder how the dogs will react.
  14. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    You're not kidding. The triangle of meh from Cheyenne to El Paso to Austin, more or less, is the only boring weather place in the next week.
  15. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Don't look now, but we've gone from a high of 60 to blizzard conditions for the past hour (1.5" snow, plenty of gusts to around 50 mph with sustained 25-30, visibility <1/4 mile). I imagine it will end soon but what a surprise!
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