Icy..wet..WHITEOUT..
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fishnski
December 15, 2007
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You heard it here folks.. Icy Then wet then.. WHITEOUT...Ain't nothing changed over the last 4 to 5 days For this weekends storm......You want some fun?...take the drive from Scher Up to Mt Storm..across to davis & on up to Canaan Hts & down thru the Valley sun aft/Eve.....Stay tuned!
crunchy
December 15, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: fishnski
You heard it here folks.. Icy Then wet then.. WHITEOUT...Ain't nothing changed over the last 4 to 5 days For this weekends storm......You want some fun?...take the drive from Scher Up to Mt Storm..across to davis & on up to Canaan Hts & down thru the Valley sun aft/Eve.....Stay tuned!


anyone heading to the valley on that route in a storm is one brave cookie! ive had to follow powerlines before to figure out where the road was! at night tho... fugget about it! i think it was Denis who said he rolled his jeep one time? Ill stick with the rt55 around seneca rocks route myself \:\) speaking of rocks, i have to go take a belaying test today at the indoor gym in MD. belay on!
fishnski
December 15, 2007
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You got a belay ache?..What is that..rock climbing?....I envy the skier making 1st tracks At TL tues morn Or any Skhikers up at whitegrass....will be a foot of powder on top of MPC by then...that is my only predict!
fishnski
December 15, 2007
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Well its begun!...looks like the temps at 3750' up at pointy Knob stand at 28 with a reading of 31 down at Wvrocks camp at 2800'...I'm guessing its snow at this point...wish we could get some 1st hand reports!...be interesting to see how long the Alpps can hold on to the below freezing temps before the warm surge wins out. A good ice/snow coating will help preserve the blown snow on the slopes till the cold air blasts in sometime sun morn....Answer the question Jerk!!(John Macinroe the tennis player)..U going to make me look up belaying Crunchy?
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Clay
December 15, 2007
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Here at Northwoods I'm showing 29.8 degrees. I don't have a wind gauge but it's blowing like a mother. There is a mixture of small ice pellets and rain falling right now and of course the instant the rain touches anything - ice.

My son said he thought the roof was coming off the condo. It was actually ice pellets driven by the wind onto the skylights.

I'm definately ready for the change over.
Bumps
December 15, 2007
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Just looking at the weather map. It shows rain all around the mountain with a small white spot on the mountain showing snow. Hope it doesn't just end up being an ice storm. I"m going to go sacrifice a Bass to the snow gods to help! Geez the things I do for u guys.
bawalker
December 15, 2007
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It started officially raining with small ice pellets mixed in around 8:15pm this evening. As of now the rain has let up, but it is definitely freezing on contact with anything it touches.
David
December 16, 2007
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Beautiful wet rain drops here...
crunchy
December 16, 2007
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 Originally Posted By: fishnski
..Answer the question Jerk!!(John Macinroe the tennis player)..U going to make me look up belaying Crunchy?


sorry my man.. thought u were playin' about the belayin' \:\) yes climbing. the belayer is the person who makes sure you don't fall very far when you slip this place in MD has a crazy deal goin on. 2 different 3hr classes and 15days climbing for $69 for 2 people! figured a good opportunity to learn a new sport while the slopes are dry.... or wet and icy now \:\( <--- steering back on topic \:\)
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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Soooo You need that belly dude to keep you from bieng named CRUNCHED..I got it ...Thanks!...Won't be long now for any moisture in the area to turn to all snow...by 10 am I'd say (3000' Up)..Might take a little while longer for the upslope to get its act together & since we have had the Ice..The Wet...whats next?...WHITEOUT!...Who is going to try to get out of Dodge(Alpps) this aft?...Good luck...stay tuned..
jonjon1
December 16, 2007
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Heavy snow has commenced here with the ground already turning white.

TWC actually calling for more snow than NWS. 7-13" vx 3-6"
Clay
December 16, 2007
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Really? There is bright sun over here at Timberline with not a flake in sight. Amazing.
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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Be careful of what you wish for Mr clay...U have been warned...WHITEOUT...Did I not say that it would take a little while for the upslope to get its act together?...stay tuned!
skier219
December 16, 2007
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see my comments in this other thread, and hope for 6-12" by tomorrow morning:

http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads33/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=39431#Post39431

Monday is going to be the day to ski if you want fresh snow...
Stumpy
December 16, 2007
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Snowing rather hard at the base of Snowshoe right now, with NWS saying up to 10" by morning. It is 12:50PM Sunday.
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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Heh Skier..I'm sorry but i didn't even CK out that thread... I wouldn't have started another thread about the weather if I had CKed that one out..My Bad...What Wierds me out a little is the fact that it has been coming down pretty good in Davis at around 3100' but at Pointy Knob a little south & higher up at 3800' the ground is still bare??!! Course the wind is blowing everything off but you should still see a little white!
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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WUZZZzzz up Stumpy?...See that was your 1st post!..Good way to start here at DCSKI..I would just like to say that I am the guy who wears the white Ski helmet here at DCSKI..the GOOD guy...welcome Buddy!
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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Heavy snow is bieng reported at Elkins,wv as of 133PM...That will be in the Canaan area SOON!
Clay
December 16, 2007
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It is here at Timberline. Sorry I haven't checked back. It's been snowing for about an hour. I would say about 1/2 - 1 inch has fallen so far.

BRING IT ON!!!
bawalker
December 16, 2007
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I'm hoping to see more than a grand whopping total of 2" for the year here in Hardy Co.
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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OK ...We got 30 to 50 mile winds & Snow dropping at a good clip...WHITEOUT!...I'm takin a nap!
fishnski
December 16, 2007
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Oh..I forgot..17 degrees & dropping...35 this morn... LUV them ALPPS...Naptime!
ridenski - DCSki Supporter
December 16, 2007
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 Quote:
Answer the question Jerk!!(John Macinroe the tennis player)..U going to make me look up belaying Crunchy?

Hmmm...I thought this meant you didn't want to look up while you were belaying Crunchy, so you wouldn't have to take in that particular view.

Since I have off Monday and Tuesday, I was thinking about firing up the 4X4 and trying to get up to Timberline tonight, but if they don't open from the top of the mountain tomorrow it wouldn't be worth it. Anyone know if the midstation is still as high as you can go, or is the top of the mountain open?
Clay
December 16, 2007
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Midstation was as high as you could go today. I hear the guns now, but that doesn't mean they'll open anything else. White Lightning looked like it took a really hard hit last week. We've got 3 or 4 inches now. It's hard to tell with that wind blowing the way it is. I'm going to hit the road here shortly. Hopefully all the flatlanders have gotten to where they need to be.... ;\)
ridenski - DCSki Supporter
December 16, 2007
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Good Luck, Drive Safe! Maybe we'll head early morning to the Shoe.
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
December 16, 2007
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Snowshoe: Been here since Friday evening when I came from Boston in the heels of a 10 inch snowfall there on Thurs evening. Wicked impressive storm... Then got to the Shoe. Conditions Friday were... oh well, OK. Icy spots, substantially degraded since last weekend. However, the snowmakers and groomers made the best of it. Sat was icy but better. Then it started with freezing rain, the temp went up to 37F and everything iced up... Changed to snow on Sunday early AM, then it became heavy snow. Really heavy. And blizzard conditions with winds gusting up to 50MPH. The slopes on the main face were progressively closed on account of the wind. Still snowing now at 1949 hours. The wind had blown most of the snow from the topside, revealing a sheet of ice. But the guns keep on blowing. If they groom early in the AM, and the winds die down, it will be a wicked great day at the Shoe on Monday. Plan to ski half day and then head back to DC... Will see how New England skiing is over the holidays when I get back home to family.
David
December 16, 2007
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I am gonna be up at Wisp tomorrow if anyone is gonna be there and wants to meet up. I'll try to get on here and report on how things went....:) \:\)
fishnski
December 17, 2007
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Well it was a Whiteout event because of the wind not because of an Epic Dump.....By noon today the snowfall totals should be 4 or 5 for beech mt,NC (5500')..10 for Snowshoe (4800') 8 for Canaan Vly (3700') & 6 for Laurel Summit (3000'?)....& of course my predict was once again Perfect for MPC...coming in at 1 foot!..(Smiley cool face)....This has been your Morn Alpp Snow report!...Anybody know what Blue knob got?
kwillg6
December 17, 2007
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Ibotta, your description of the shoe brings back some not too fond memories \:\( of my days as a weekend warrior there. Try teaching a lesson in those conditions... couldn't believe people would want a lesson in those conditions...
Clay
December 17, 2007
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Definitely hit some whiteout spots getting off the mountain. No problems nary another car on the road but sometimes it was tough seeing where you were going.
fishnski
December 17, 2007
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Glad to hear ya made it allright Clay!..Why did you wait so long to get out of Dodge?...Needed to see some snow to make your trip??..Which way did you head home...Daredevil!??!
Clay
December 17, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
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No nothing like that. The main culprit was ..... laundry.

I know. What can I say? I'm old. But on the other hand, I've never met a storm my truck couldn't handle so I'm macho too.. right? RIGHT!?!?!?!

Anyway, we went Harman to Seneca. The roads were covered and the wind whipped it up quite a bit. All of 32 and 33 were snow covered. It became better as we got into Pendleton county and disappeared completely a few miles into Grant.
Stumpy
December 17, 2007
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Thanks for the welcome fishnski. Live at Slatyfork, so actually get to see the weather. Still flurries here, but the sun peaking through on occasion.
David
December 17, 2007
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Just got back from Wisp. I must say that they missed out on this storm (although they were creating their own storm). Although almost everything was blown really bad, I didn't see any more than 4 inches anywhere on the mountain...Will post a few pics and write a little bit later
fishnski
December 17, 2007
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A bit later huh?...What ..you got to thaw out for awhile?..Bet you froze your bejimmis off!
David
December 17, 2007
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My bejimmis are sittin back in MD somewhere. They did indeed freeze off....
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