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Old 08-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Location: In The Thin Air
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Originally Posted by timothyjames14 View Post
I will be moving to Breck in a couple of months.

Seems like most predictions have the Rockies a bit warmer with above average snowfall.

Anyone heard anything different??

Just curious,

Breck sucks. Good luck with that.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:38 PM
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I see no reason for the precipitation we have been getting all summer to stop.
Hope I remember I said that next Spring.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:16 AM
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict that winter will be exactly what it will be, whatever it happens to be..
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:04 AM
Location: Earth
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Climate Prediction Center - Expert Assessments: United States Seasonal Drought Outlook

More of the same, but looks like the SW mtns might see a bit of relief ... some friends on the W Slope reported a dusting of snow on the San Juans a few days ago...
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:34 PM
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This summer is a bit cooler and wetter than last summer so I'm cautiously optimistic for a very snowy winter. Last winter we were in the neutral range between La Nina and El Nino with above average precipitation in December and April with below average precipitation for the rest of the months. If we stay in that neutral range that is likely the weather we will get next winter. Hopefully, we cross the line into a weak El Nino or if we're lucky maybe even a strong one and we get 20+ feet of snow on the ground in the higher elevations. I got this information from the public access channel in Grand Junction-Channel 12. They said a El Nino was projected for last winter and we almost got it and at the last moment the ocean waters cooled a bit and stayed in the neutral zone. Basically, you can do better playing craps in Vegas than trying to predict Colorado weather.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:22 PM
Location: Summit County Co
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Originally Posted by Timmyy View Post
Breck sucks. Good luck with that.

Why do you say??
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:30 PM
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I know, it will snow. Period. Beyond that I can't say. Nobody saw the big winter of 2007-2008 coming after one of the hottest summers on record. And nobody saw the absolutely incredible, record smashing snowfall winter of 2010-2011 coming. Nobody saw the driest winter in 30 years (2011-2012) following one of the deepest on record for Colorado.

You just don't know what you are going to get. ENSO Neutral means the storm track can go wherever it wants. El Nino tends to drag the stormtrack further south into Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and southern Colorado. La Nina tends to push the storm track further north into Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, & Washington.

Point is, you can't trust long range predictions. Be happy with what we get and pray that we have strong north, to northwestern flow as this is what keeps the good snow coming for Summit/Eagle Counties (A-Basin, Keystone, Breck, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek).
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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I'm sticking with cold, snowy winter for the USA including Colorado. I saw my first Canadian geese flying south today. Never seen them go this early.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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and here is my prediction~~ when it snows in Colorado I'll be in Arizona~~be back after the snow is gone!
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:03 PM
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