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Old 05-17-2011   #1
 
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get out your dancin shoes,

Hoping the recent moisture has helped saturate the ground so we are primed for run off to start down here on the front range....

the cc-st. vrain drainages seem to be slowing coming up...last night it looked like there may have been some daily fluctuation in clear creek, usb, and nsv

if its getting warm enough to get the daily fluctuation with lows in ned at 33, and predicted to stay that way we could be seeing the beginning

nightime lows in summit county (8000 ft) seem to be hovering around 29, nederland is around 33.

I guessing we need the temps at 10,000ft to stay above freezing at night, do you guys use any resource to monitor this?

My hope is that once we start seeing several days of daily fluctuation, it will start to get flows high enough being this late in the season to have that start, that even a significant cold front won't slow it down too much.

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The CAIC's automated weather station page has links to Snotel sites throughout the region...most record temperatures.

Weather Station Reports - CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

There is supposed to be a potent storm coming through the next couple of days with snow levels as low as 7000 ft....that will most likely shut things back off, and there is forecast to be another strong spring storm the beginning of next week. Looking more and more like it's going to wait to go off until the beginning of June, and then go HUGE!
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Thanks for the link, that's pretty sweet...June will be good.

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The CAIC's automated weather station page has links to Snotel sites throughout the region...most record temperatures.

Weather Station Reports - CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

There is supposed to be a potent storm coming through the next couple of days with snow levels as low as 7000 ft....that will most likely shut things back off, and there is forecast to be another strong spring storm the beginning of next week. Looking more and more like it's going to wait to go off until the beginning of June, and then go HUGE!
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Old 05-18-2011   #4
 
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i will not let this thread die...

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who wants to boat in the next day or two?
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THe longer it waits and builds, the more that will be left as my shoulder heals up. GEtting bored of lake paddling already.
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Old 05-18-2011   #6
 
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nsv above buttonrock



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rain should keep up here for a day or two....
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THe longer it waits and builds, the more that will be left as my shoulder heals up. GEtting bored of lake paddling already.
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Don't worry, Cracker, it's coming. We'll be hearing plenty of boulders rolling down the rio underneath us this year.

In other news, the Wind Rivers are getting annihilated by this storm, with 3-5 inches of water & 3-4 feet of snow so far.
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Looks like next week it starts......

TUESDAY AND BEYOND...THE LARGE SCALE UPPER AIR PATTERN MAKES A BIG SHIFT BEGINNING TUESDAY WITH THE STORM TRACK MIGRATING TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF COLORADO. MEDIUM RANGE MODELS SHOW A HEFTY UPPER LEVEL RIDGE BUILDING OVER THE SRN GREAT PLAINS ON TUESDAY AND OVER THE ENTIRE CENTRAL U.S. ON WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND...WHICH COULD POTENTIAL SEND TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE ENTIRE FCST AREA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WEEKS. HOW MUCH HEATING WILL DICTATE HOW MUCH MELTING OF OUR RECORD MTN SNOW PACK WE/LL SEE. OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING UP AROUND THE SNOW WILL BE A MAJOR FACTOR HERE.
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Yep, I think it's finally time.
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