Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Ridge of Steel Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 21 total) 1 2 → Author Posts January 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm #579477 Taylor 792 Posts Here is our town meteorologist in Flagstaff (Lee Born – a real meteorologist who shreds pow and provides video-based model interp for us, how rad) breaking down what refuses to break down: The “Ridge of Steel” afflicting many of us in the western U.S. Good delivery, bad news. [youtube:3pnz4la3]UVXEozaco6s[/youtube:3pnz4la3] @sun_rocket January 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm #674110 Zude 367 Posts Fuck January 6, 2014 at 11:52 pm #674111 nedrapier 235 Posts Amazing how interconnected these weather systems are. He mentioned that this high pressure ridge in the pacific is the reason why that east coast snow storm was so severe. That storm made landfall in Europe this morning and is doing this sort of thing: Should make for some jaw-dropping surf over the next day or two. January 7, 2014 at 12:03 am #674112 rughty 620 Posts Lots of days at the resort where the snow making is even losing ground makes for some great backcountry ridin legs when this thing finally does break. This is saaaaaad…… January 7, 2014 at 3:40 am #674113 Taylor 792 Posts Zude the poet’s one-word ode to high pressure systems. Nedrapier those images are incredible! @sun_rocket January 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm #674114 802smuggler 369 Posts Good stuff. Great pictures of England. We’ve got Artctic High’s pushing everything south of the Green Mountains in Vermont too or the gulf moisture falls as ice/rain. They say bad things come in threes (last two years blew according to my account). I’ve heard Barrows say it, Climate change sucks. I’m really starting to wonder myself. Hopefully something will give. January 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm #674115 TEX 2486 Posts Yeah, I just had 16 days off. Of course the first week was family time and Christmas, but I thought I would get at the very least 3-4 days on snow. Somewhere, anywhere. Didnt happen. Nothing. NADA I live in the desert, but we usually pick up most of our rain in January and february. So far- zero and it started out as a wet fall. but now Im more worried. I have a well for home water. I have been at my place 4 years now. Im hoping I dont go into the bathroom, turn the tap and get nothing. Shit is getting serious 😯 January 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm #674116 802smuggler 369 Posts Some models are suggesting that maybe this thing breaks down at the end of next week. January 9, 2014 at 4:01 am #674117 lernr 233 Posts Broke for PNW! I won’t be riding for a while but happy for all others here January 17, 2014 at 4:18 am #674118 Zude 367 Posts Fucking Ridge of Doom! January 17, 2014 at 4:34 am #674119 Taylor 792 Posts It’s so brutal. @sun_rocket January 17, 2014 at 6:42 am #674120 Taylor 792 Posts http://www.weatherwest.com/archives/1085 More on the eastern Pacific Doom Dome. @sun_rocket January 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm #674121 chrishami 194 Posts The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge remains resolutely recalcitrant I’m laughing at that title but trying not to cry at the same time. Below: 5 day precip forecast overlaid on drought status map. 167 furberg 163/26 Venture Helix January 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm #674122 Taylor 792 Posts The past 30 days, and still no relief in sight. And the scene at Shasta, which continues to lose snow-cover over the winter, by way of Wasatch Weather Weenies. @sun_rocket January 24, 2014 at 12:36 am #674123 Skijor AK 33 Posts Even all of the drivable areas in SC Alaska have been bad. Turnagain, Hatcher, Thompson, et al. have been highly unstable. Warmest winter in a long time from what I hear from the ol’ timers. It was raining on me back in the April Bowl a few weeks ago. :nononno: Here is an example what we have been kicking off this week. http://hatcherpassavalanchecenter.org/pits/snow-and-avalanche-photos/jed-crown-jan-20-2014-human/%5B/url%5D January 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm #674124 Taylor 792 Posts Sketch. I fly up there in 60 days. I hope things improve and stabilize. @sun_rocket January 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm #674125 Zude 367 Posts I guess Jackson is an Island of hope (never been there) may try to get up their with my bro in late Feb.. January 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm #674126 Taylor 792 Posts There is cause for cautious optimism. The subtropical jet is revving up west and north of HI right now. See: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/overlay=total_cloud_water/orthographic=-154.57,43.49,591 This week the subtropical jet looks to undercut the easter pac ridge, squeezing it north while digging a trough across the West late next week: http://www.meteo.psu.edu/ewall/ENSPRS_0z/ensloopnew.html @sun_rocket January 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm #674127 Zude 367 Posts Is the wicked ridge of doom dead? January 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm #674128 Boneless 13 Posts Not so fast. In SE AK we’re sitting at 8-10 feet below normal snowpack and the forecasters up here are predicting more of the same maybe even through next summer. Bummer of a winter. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 21 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.