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About ValpoVike

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    Estes Park, CO 7,310'
  1. The peaks of RMNP got a nice coating over the weekend, and my P&C is showing rain/snow mix for Monday. Impressively, the GFS had this upcoming weekend's change nailed from quite long range.
  2. Yeah, a definite fall feel to the air today.
  3. Crested Butte, I believe, got coated earlier this week. Longs Peak had a nice dusting during a storm in early August.
  4. According to the long range GFS, it looks like there is potential for a more significant cold air intrusion during the last week of Sept. Not too crazy for end of Sept, but likely a pattern shift.
  5. The coc really shows up on the last frames. http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/?type=SE_Texas-vis-1-24&checked=&prodDim=100&overDim=100
  6. I can only imagine how chaotic and dangerous the roads would have been had mass evac orders been issued. I was in Wyoming for the eclipse and asshats were doing all sorts of very crazy and dangerous driving in the gridlock that followed, even though there was no natural disaster pushing them. People died on the road because of it, I personally witnessed the aftermath of a fatal accident caused by a jerk driving in the wrong lane to bypass the gridlock. Multiply the eclipse road chaos by 100x for S.E. Texas.
  7. Back to the present...the radar is really starting to fill in across east Texas as the center moves over open water. Unfortunately, this is going to get a lot worse.
  8. Awesome Chinook. You guys have seemed to miss out on many of the rains this year so great to see those storm totals.
  9. Up here, north of Estes Park, year to date I have 11.17" which is tracking about 20% ahead of climatology. Still rather green up here as well.
  10. I'm not sure about air quality conditions down in the urban corridor a couple of days ago, but up here it got very smoky on Tuesday. It moved in fast, visibility was greatly reduced, and folks were getting a bit nervous that there was a wildfire nearby. It turns out that it was from the Utah and Airizona fires and here is a cool resource I found to track smoke plumes: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires
  11. It is remarkable at how quickly the snow has melted. We have gone from 31" on the ground Friday morning, down to mostly small patches of snow which I believe will all be gone by end of day. This should really help green things up and recharge the aquifers. I do wonder how this will affect the traditional target opening date of Memorial Day for Trail Ridge Road up on the divide, which unfortunately likely will be later. .
  12. I came in at about 31" just north of Estes Park. I heard the max was 42" near Allenspark. Edit: Here is a link to NWS Denver snowfall reports: http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/snowmap.html?sid=bou
  13. Final photo, I promise. This is a shot west towards the divide once the storm cleared. Now it is time to enjoy the snow!
  14. We got buried. Here just north of Estes, 31". Still had periods of +SN until about 20 minutes ago.
  15. It is insane. We are approaching 2' here. Edit - about 20" but hard to accurately measure as the day goes on.