About that time of year....
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langleyskier
September 12, 2007
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About the time when we get our first cold shot (54 right now) and every diehard skier starts itching for those first flakes followed by first turns and wondering how they can finance a trip to loveland for some really early season skiing... anyone else feeling it?
kwillg6
September 13, 2007
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Suppose to be even cooler this weekend. I'll be in the valley on Saturday evening. Maybe we'll see the 30s there. \:\)
I'll check my boards, maybe do a tune and wax in anticipation. Hope the almanac is right for this winter.
wvrocks
September 13, 2007
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Yep, it was 45 this morning at my house outside the valley. Felt good.
David
September 13, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Suppose to be even cooler this weekend. I'll be in the valley on Saturday evening. Maybe we'll see the 30s there. \:\)


I am going to be at an outdoor concert in Pittsburgh on Saturday night and it is going to be COLD!! I hope Brad Paisley is able to heat things up though!!

 Originally Posted By: kwillg6
I'll check my boards, maybe do a tune and wax in anticipation. Hope the almanac is right for this winter.


I have already had my skis and boots down off the rack and attached to my feet, for the annual standing in the middle of the living room "trying on" of my gear. My family thinks I am an idiot, but what do they know???


"I've got a fever and the only perscription is...........more skiing!!!" ;\) ;\)
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David
September 13, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: wvrocks
Yep, it was 45 this morning at my house outside the valley. Felt good.



47 this morning in North Central WV and I too must say that it felt good.
jonjon1
September 13, 2007
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Got down to 37.8 this morning here in Davis!!
kwillg6
September 13, 2007
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Should have been a little frosty on the ridges this AM. Think it'll make ice this weekend?
jonjon1
September 13, 2007
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Saturday night will be cold. I hope we don't get below freezing, though, as that would adversely affect the brilliance of the foliage when it changes.
crunchy
September 13, 2007
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I hope Chip has inspected/cleaned my chimney cause it sounds like its gonna start getting some good use at night! but hopefully the cold mornings will prompt tgd to go biking a little later than usual so I can join him for once :P
wvrocks
September 13, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Should have been a little frosty on the ridges this AM. Think it'll make ice this weekend?


Actually Kim, the Pointy Knob station was reporting a higher temp than I had at the house. I think the valleys were holding the cooler air this morning. Dave Lesher had a low of 46 at Canaan Heights
jonjon1
September 13, 2007
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Yep -- the valley's are substantially cooler on clear, calm nights. And when there is good snowpack, the temps can really fall in the valleys.
Roger Z
September 13, 2007
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Two weeks ago, when my wife and I were backcountry in Colorado, we woke up our third day out to a very light frost on the ground. The good news? She is El Salvadoran and was toasty warm in the sleeping bag, even though the temp must have gotten close to freezing. The bad news? Well, we were 11,500 feet and 700 miles from my house, so it doesn't exactly count as cool air by any standard of where people live.

That said, it was near fifty the last two nights here in KC. Warmed up a bit yesterday- looks like more warm weather next week, but we're not even supposed to reach 70 on Saturday. Hello, autumn! Even if autumn is being a bit flirty this year...

Oh, almost forgot- same day that we woke up to light frost. Were driving down the Arkansas River Valley and I saw snow on the north face of one of the 14ers there. Fresh snow. Not very deep, way up the mountain, but there it was. August 31st.
langleyskier
September 13, 2007
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we dropped down to 46 here last night and its supposed to be 41 here saturday and sunday night!!!.... maybe we can push that down just a little and get some early frost???
crunchy
September 13, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: Roger Z

Oh, almost forgot- same day that we woke up to light frost. Were driving down the Arkansas River Valley and I saw snow on the north face of one of the 14ers there. Fresh snow. Not very deep, way up the mountain, but there it was. August 31st.


yeah man! this is from breck at the end of august:

The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
September 13, 2007
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I must have been out to lunch. I did not realize you had gotten married already. When, where? What?
Like I said, did I miss something?
The colonel \:\)
Roger Z
September 13, 2007
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Don't think I mentioned it too loudly on the board... Sandra (my fiancee) and I had a civil wedding here in Kansas on the 24th of August. We took a "minimoon" to Colorado the next week. We're planning a much larger wedding in El Salvador (where she's from) next year. As it is, her Fulbright visa expired on September 11th, and she's back in El Salvador right now. When will she be back here? I don't know... we're hoping in six months or so but it could be over two years. Needless to say, this hasn't been one of my happier weeks this week. I think I'm going to be in El Salvador for Christmas, though, if work will let me (or maybe I'll quit and go anyway).

Anyway, yes, Breck at the end of August. Still a long way to go though. The accumulating snows usually don't start in CO until mid or late October at the earliest.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
September 13, 2007
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Congratulations! But a bummer on the separation!
The Colonel \:\)
tromano
September 14, 2007
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Congrats Rog. It was 39F here in Logan at 6AM last Saturday. I am sure it was colder up in the canyon.

Summer is definitely coming to a close here in N Utah. Its been 70-80s for highs and 40s or so for lows almost every day the past 2 weeks.
bawalker
September 14, 2007
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Here in Lost City (1600') it was around 49* the past two nights and for those of you who are interested in knowing, leaves are now starting to change AND fall every so lightly. Walnut trees and gum trees have turned and falling consistently with other trees starting to show a hint of change here and there.
SkiBumMSP
September 14, 2007
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Right here in Fredericksburg, it is only supposed to get up to 73 tommorrow and down into the 40's at night. Considering it was well into the 90's all of last week! I personally wished it waited one more weekend, as we have our company picnic this weekend at a campground at Lake Anna (73 degrees is still warm enough for me to go swimming - the water will still be quite warm!).
yellowsnow
September 15, 2007
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Yeah, the water temp in Lake Anna has little to do with the air temp!
crunchy
September 15, 2007
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well i know this is only a temporary cold front, but burrrrr! It never got out of the 50's today in the valley. I slayed trout most of the day tho in the spot David hooked me up with \:\) then went mtn biking at like 4pm and didnt last long cause it's a little too darn nippy! this is also the most desolate ive seen the valley in while it seems
Snowmakers
September 16, 2007
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Its 41 here now. I missed being able to see my breath. Its nice.
wvrocks
September 16, 2007
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Its 33 with frost on the grass at my place outside of Canaan
jonjon1
September 16, 2007
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Dropped down to 28.1 last night here in Davis!!
Snowmakers
September 16, 2007
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I bottomed at 39.2 with light frost on elevated surfaces
Roger Z
September 16, 2007
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Murphy (sorry to steal your thunder- post faster buddy ;\) ) reported 31 at Burke's Garden this morning in SW VA.
TravisR
September 16, 2007
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I think we've already been through this Roger, but who was Murphy (name) again? I live in Tazewell, farmed for years in Burkes Garden. In fact, my ski hill is near right when you head across the mountain.
langleyskier
September 16, 2007
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Down to 41 last night in state college. We have a frost advisory for tonight :-)
Roger Z
September 17, 2007
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Murphy- Steven- LSU dude who lives in Blacksburg. Natives might have burned down his house last week, you'll have to check with him to see if he and his family are alright. \:\)

Yeah, I think I mentioned that I was envious about where you live, it's a great spot out that way. I tried a bushwhack hike a couple years back in the wilderness area just west of Burke's Garden, it didn't go well. Would love to try it again!

Speaking of that time of year, it is also the time of year when Mother Nature turns into a real (insert favorite insulting phrase here). Yep, after two mornings in the mid-40s, we had a low last night of... 70. Which was about one degree lower than we had for a high yesterday. Today? Sunny, hot, and humid, high of 90-95. Upper 80s until the weekend.

Gotta love September. It's like summer is singing "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
kwillg6
September 17, 2007
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In the valley on Sunday AM. got up and fog everywhere. 10 minutes later, fog gone, frost everywhere. couldn't cut the grass. too slippery, so I got myself a beer... ;\)
Murphy
September 17, 2007
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I'm still here. House is still intact. Of course we did have a guy come by the house campaigning for sheriff say that he was shocked our LSU flags hadn't been stolen. Didn't sound like he would do anything about it if they were so he's not getting my vote!

I've yet to make it up to Burkes Garden although it's on my to-do list. It just happens to typically be the coldest place with a NWS reporting station in SW Va so I tend to notice their weather a lot and share it with Roger, my fellow weather geek.
Murphy
September 17, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: kwillg6
In the valley on Sunday AM. got up and fog everywhere. 10 minutes later, fog gone, frost everywhere. couldn't cut the grass. too slippery, so I got myself a beer... ;\)


Having a beer before the morning frost clears. That must be what it's like to live the high life.
langleyskier
September 17, 2007
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37 here last night!!! if i woke up early enough i am sure there would have been some frost
TravisR
September 19, 2007
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Murphy, where do you get the burkes garden climate data?
Murphy
September 20, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: TravisR
Murphy, where do you get the burkes garden climate data?


I get the daily data from here. They have the 24 hour min and max temps, rainfall, snowfall and snow depth. Unfortunately, Burkes Garden only responds about 1/2 the time.

You can get historical data from here but it can be inaccurate at times because of the fact that the station is sporadic in reporting its data.
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