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A Taste of Winter or just Fall! Major Changes Coming

Postby mammothsnowman » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:58 pm

Looking at the weather things might get more intresting then just a cool down and a wind storm.

This just in from the NWS: LONG TERM...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...
MODELS CONTINUE TO AGREE ON DEEP TROUGH OVER THE WEST COAST FRIDAY ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES STARTING TO COME UP. LATEST 12Z GFS IS DEEPER AND FURTHER SOUTH FRIDAY EVENING AS THE TROUGH AXIS MOVES OVER THE AREA. THIS POSITION OF THE LOW BRINGS A MUCH MORE FAVORABLE OVER-WATER TRAJECTORY WITH A 140 KT JET MAX NOSING INTO THE CENTRAL SIERRA FRIDAY NIGHT WHICH WOULD GENERATE SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION OVER THE AREA. FOR NOW GOING TO CONTINUE WITH ONLY LIGHT SHOWERS AS THIS IS THE FIRST MODEL RUN TO SHOW THE CHANGE.

Could we be setting up for a September Snowfall Surprise! Back Country travelers stay tuned!!!

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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:17 pm

I noticed it was a lot cooler this weekend. Thanks for the report! :)
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Postby Skibum » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:19 am

It was definitly chilly this morning. I could not get myself to tap into my wood supply. too much work invested, and it just seems too early for a fire. Mammoth will probably get a dusting. :nod:
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Postby wingding » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:12 am

It was chilly in Mineral King this weekend, but it's still 100 degrees in Redlands. In my 20 years in Southern California I have not been through a hotter summer than this one - I hate it. Not only has it been over 100 degrees (and sometimes over 110 degrees) most days since the end of June, it has also been humid.
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