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  • #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

    #674110
    Zude
    367 Posts

    Fuck

    #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.

    #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……

    #674113
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    Zude the poet’s one-word ode to high pressure systems. Nedrapier those images are incredible!

    @sun_rocket

    #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.

    #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 😯

    #674116
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Some models are suggesting that maybe this thing breaks down at the end of next week.

    #674117
    lernr
    233 Posts

    Broke for PNW!

    I won’t be riding for a while but happy for all others here

    #674118
    Zude
    367 Posts

    Fucking Ridge of Doom!

    #674119
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    It’s so brutal.

    @sun_rocket

    #674120
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    http://www.weatherwest.com/archives/1085

    More on the eastern Pacific Doom Dome.

    @sun_rocket

    #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

    #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

    #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

    #674124
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    Sketch. I fly up there in 60 days. I hope things improve and stabilize.

    @sun_rocket

    #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..

    #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

    #674127
    Zude
    367 Posts

    Is the wicked ridge of doom dead?

    #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.

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