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Old 01-20-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Cuz of the lovely warm weather, people are muttering about not enough snowpack, but Lolo has over 7 feet (the snow marker visible in the webcam goes up to 9 feet, and it's getting there). Dunno how much there is around Bozeman but despite the warm weather everywhere that gets lots of snow still seems to have plenty of snow.

On the other end, the Gallatin is running bank-full right now (it's just above the grass line).

I have an idea... ya know those coal trains that whip out to the west coast a dozen times a day? They could stop in Idaho, pick up a load of snow, and bring it back to Montana instead of running empty. Problem solved!

Or maybe we could put up a giant snowfence and keep it from blowing to Colorado, and then ElkHunter wouldn't have to work so hard.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Cuz of the lovely warm weather, people are muttering about not enough snowpack, but Lolo has over 7 feet (the snow marker visible in the webcam goes up to 9 feet, and it's getting there). Dunno how much there is around Bozeman but despite the warm weather everywhere that gets lots of snow still seems to have plenty of snow.

On the other end, the Gallatin is running bank-full right now (it's just above the grass line).

I have an idea... ya know those coal trains that whip out to the west coast a dozen times a day? They could stop in Idaho, pick up a load of snow, and bring it back to Montana instead of running empty. Problem solved!

Or maybe we could put up a giant snowfence and keep it from blowing to Colorado, and then ElkHunter wouldn't have to work so hard.
Yeah, that's the ticket!

As you know, I am the weather data collector for my area. I report to NOAA every morning at 8am. I have to take moisture samples in order to fill out my report.

I take a cylinder, 4 inches across, and slide it down into new snow. Trap the snow and put it in a bucket. I also measure the depth, in tenths of an inch. Then I go to where there is new snow, on top of old snow, and I do the same thing to get measurements for "Total Snow". I measure depth to the nearest half inch. The two buckets are brought into the house and melted.

I turn in, depth of new snow and moisture of new snow. I turn in depth of total snow and moisture of total snow. Moisture in both cases is measure in hundreths of an inch.

With that in mind, I really feel for the poor guy up in Lolo that has to take those measurements every day.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Here's a herd of wild snowmobiles, caught crossing the road at Lolo Pass!

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Now, this is major news, new flights into Bozeman airport. ..expanding direct flights this summer to New York La Guardia airport! ! And direct to Houston as well...starts this summer!
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Well super bowl is finally over and it is cold and snowing. We are back into our winter I am assuming. Not much news to report from Montana City/ Helena that I know of. What's happening out your way?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Dang woodchuck saw his shadow, so now we have a blizzard and forcast for below zero temperatures.

Had to go get more wood this weekend, hard to work in my shop in this weather as my glues and quenching tubs keep freezing....

I am thinking of opening woodchuck season early!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I agree, wonder how they taste? :-)
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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The snow marker at Lolo was up to 8 feet this morning. I wonder if they want my snow too, so they can cover it entirely.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Montana
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That's good to hear, though. Little dry over here
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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I agree, wonder how they taste? :-)
Young ones taste like rabbit, old ones taste like s***

They are a rodent same as squirrel, rabbit, beavers, porkupines, (usually better than porkupine).

Have eaten a few of them as I have always hated liver with a purple passion. My mother would make it once in a while when I was a kid, and would tell me either "Eat it or go get your own", so I would go shoot a woodchuck and cook it over my little campfire.

I was raised on a ranch where we had a lot of them, so it wasn't difficult to get one, but I quickly found out that there is nothing you can do to make the old ones taste good!

The young ones are not bad actually...
But it's been a few years since I ate one.
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