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Old 07-01-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Default Winter in Western U.S 2012-2013

Snow to fall today and rest of the week July 1-7 on Mt. Baker, WA. 10,000'

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...&FcstType=text

This Afternoon: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 39. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers likely. Some thunder also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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2nd year in a row Mt Bachelor opens for 4th of July weekend.

"Thanks to another season of more than 500" of snowfall, summer skiing & snowboarding returns to Mt. Bachelor! Weather and snow conditions permitting, ski from the 9,000' summit on Friday June 29, Saturday June 30, and Sunday July 1"

http://www.mtbachelor.com/summer/mountain/tickets_passes/summerski


Liftlines Skiing & Snowboarding Forums • View topic - Mt Bachelor Last Day for lifts 7/1/12
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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Location: White House, TN
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I guess the snow melts in late July, August, or even September... because these places aren't glaciated.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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Mt. Baker (mentioned in the first post) is glaciated.

The non-glaciated mountains just haven't had enough time to melt all the snow. Give it some time for summer to start.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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Mid-August 2011, about 4500 feet, North Cascades, Washington. Melted within a few more weeks.

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Some of those spots are glaciated, but the snow usually melts in late July through early September in those parts. However, with a big enough snowpack and a cool enough summer, the snow will not completely melt, and the first snow of the season will fall on top of last year's snow, and presto - you've got glaciation (or at least the beginnings of it). This glacial expansion and creation actually happened in scattered spots in 2011. You just don't hear much about it because it's a recent glaciation and a small area.

Even in 2011-type scenarios, though, most of the snow does melt off in summer, obviously.

I'm pleased to see the slopes opening up for Fourth of July skiing again. With some luck and a cooler climate Americans may have the pleasure of year-round skiing. Just think: the next holiday after Independence Day is Labor Day, and it's possible to build up a snowpack by that time (though that doesn't look particularly this time around). It's high time that the lower 48 have some places people can go to that get snow on a year-round basis.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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Most areas that have glaciers are seeing ice loss. Greenland is a good example and some parts of Antartica are also shedding ice at a near record pace.

But this is not true everywhere. In some parts of Scandinavia, glacial ice is holding steady; even accumulating. This, though, is from increased precipitation and not regional cooling.

It is too early to tell for us in the Pacific Northwest but I believe the ice loss we have experienced since about 1980 will halt and we will also start accumulating it again. Glaciers will grow here rather than shrink. I believe this because of a shift in the ocean current and prevailing wind pattern that encourages chill and wet for our little corner of the world. This climate shift will persist for as much as another 20 years, meaning those of us in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia will have to endure up to two more decades of increasing rain, more frequent rainfall, lower snow levels, cooler temperatures - especially during the warm season - and a great deal more cloudiness.

No, not everywhere is warming up. I live in the bull's eye of one of the few regions on earth where average temperatures are expected to go the other way and over the last five or so years have already see them drop like a pole-axed steer. Even here, though, the amped up warming signal the rest of the world is seeing will make our local medium term cold spell irrrelevant and when our weather cycle shifts again........

In any case, for the present we won't have to worry about ski resorts going under for lack of snow nor will we have to scramble for adequate water during our dry season;
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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SEW issues UNUSUALLY COOL AND WET IN THE MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

OLYMPICS-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
921 AM PDT MON JUL 2 2012

...UNUSUALLY COOL AND WET IN THE MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND WILL BE
FOLLOWED BY AN UNSEASONABLY COOL UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ON TUESDAY.

SNOW LEVELS IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL FALL TO AROUND 5000 FEET TUESDAY
MORNING. SHOWERS MAY GIVE BRIEF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES ABOVE ABOUT 6000 FEET ON TUESDAY
.

A GRADUAL DRYING AND WARMING TREND WILL BEGIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY.

HIKERS AND BACKPACKERS VISITING THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
CASCADES AND THE OLYMPICS TONIGHT AND TUESDAY WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED
FOR LOW VISIBILITIES AT TIMES AND UNUSUALLY COOL AND WET
CONDITIONS FOR EARLY JULY.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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You're intentionally trying to mislead people. Please stop with these threads.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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I happen to like reading about the places that are getting unusually cool and wet and snowy weather. Cambium is not intentionally misleading people by reporting on cold and snowy weather in a weather forum, especially when he's relaying current weather information from the National Weather Service. Perhaps you should browse another section of this website or even just avoid this one topic if you're not interested in current weather. Or perhaps you or someone else should take the initiative and report on heat and drought instead of just complaining when others don't do your work for you. It's not like anyone is stopping you from posting news about heat and drought, so I don't understand how anyone could resent topics like this.
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