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Happy 2018!

Postby RobRox » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:40 pm

May all your glisseful adventures be safe and thrilling during the coming year
Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Biff » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:28 am

RobRox wrote:May all your glisseful adventures be safe and thrilling during the coming year



Back at ya Rob.

And thanks everyone for keeping this forum alive for another year.
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Bob T » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:11 pm

Happy 2018 turns everyone!

Damn it’s cold out. From a short tour today. The humans and dogs suffered, but the sunshine was worth it.
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby edgeworker » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:49 am

Chinese Year of the Dog. Watch your back Bob :D
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Dirk » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:32 am

Happy new year, all. And a cold one. 30 below at the East Barre Dam on my way in this morning.

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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Bob T » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:54 am

High hollow cold there, Dirk. Have one room that's heated entirely by heat pump. No magic below -15F. The only thing that saved it from ambient this morning is good ol' concrete slab backup!

Edge, every year is the year of the dog. It's pretty cool to have beings in the house whose sole job seems to consist of watching all the time for signs of imminent adventure. Boots up from the basement? Rejoice! :)
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby North816 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:26 pm

Looks like eastern Mass. is going to fill in nicely this week

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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby North816 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Bob T wrote:Edge, every year is the year of the dog. It's pretty cool to have beings in the house whose sole job seems to consist of watching all the time for signs of imminent adventure. Boots up from the basement? Rejoice! :)


my dogs always go crazy with the first snow, even when I don't go outside with them. I wonder, did I teach them to love snow or is it built-in with all dogs???
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Fisheater » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 pm

I believe it is built in to most dogs, part of the reason dogs and I get along so well!
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Bob T » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:18 am

My dogs are very excited with the forecast below AND it's going to be 22F and sunny today! Beach chairs!
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby North816 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:48 am

hopefully the storm will get cranked up and do some retrograde and dump a lot more on the mountains. Prediction locally is up to 14 inches.
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Bob T » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:48 pm

Did actually pull a chair into the back, south facing yard, and hung out sunbathing a bit this afternoon. The "warm" low 20's air felt positively Springlike!

See that we have a sweet westward adjustment to the storm track. Nice.
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Dirk » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:03 am

Looks like Biff is in the sweet spot this time - I hope you get up to Mt. Abram tomorrow, Biff. Dust off the Megawatts!
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby Bob T » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:37 am

I would like to submit the trend in this storm track for inclusion in any training materials (slide decks, videos, color glossies) created for educating storms on the correct form of development. Start out modest and then shift to deliver the goods.

Case in point.
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Re: Happy 2018!

Postby North816 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 pm

that's my way of determing whether it's going to be a good winter - do the storms tend to exceed the forecasted amount, or fall short? So far this winter every storm has exploded into something bigger. Before Christmas we were supposed to get one inch and we got 6 inches. This storm was forecast to be "snow showers" until about 3 days beforehand. Looking good! That polar jet is blowing like it did back in the day.

this storm shorted Vermont a bit but the White mountains seem to be catching everything this year - Tuckerman's stake at 57", over a foot above Mansfield, which is unusual.
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