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FYI, wolf creek is opening for the weekend wit forcast up to 16". It takes me under 3.5 Hours from vail to WC

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Looking like weekenders will have some freshness near the continental divide. More spring dreamland for me.

I can still dance towards May.
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this storm is looking good.
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Yes, predictions are looking quite a bit better this morning than they were yesterday afternoon.

NOAA predicting 8-16" for Loveland through Sunday with maybe a couple more inches Sunday night.

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From the CAIC...
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New snow will be an issue by Sunday morning. It will take several inches of snow on Saturday to cover and smooth out the old snow surface. Then wind slab and storm snow avalanches will be possible within the new snow. The amount of snow in the local area will dictate the avalanche hazard, with more snow making larger and more dangerous triggered avalanches more likely. The Front Range from Berthoud Pass north could see very intense snowfall Saturday night. Rapid loading makes for unstable snow, and storm snow avalanches could be easy to trigger on Sunday. These slabs can be deceptively soft, and run on hard to notice changes in the storm snow. Winds will be gusty enough to drift snow into soft wind slabs. Expect to find some thickening wind slabs near and above treeline on the eastern aspects.
Spring powder chuting at Bert still looks like a strong possibility. Though once again, if it comes in strong, could be too much of a good thing. Plenty of trees to play in I suppose...
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There's a lite dusting in Breck otherwise prepare for soup and mashed potatos like it's been for the last 5 weeks.


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There's a lite dusting in Breck otherwise prepare for soup and mashed potatos like it's been for the last 5 weeks.
Yeah, fuck, in the last 10 hours this storm has gone strange. I think we might get skunked this weekend here up north.

I will be up on Tuesday for yet another spring day. Considering I have not had sunny spring riding days for about 3 years, this has been a good year for those sort of days here in COlorado (looking on the bright side of things).

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Fuck it. I'm done looking at predictions. It's pretty clear at this point no one knows what the fuck this storm is gonna do. I'll just wake up in the morning and check the reports and see what we're looking at.

At this point, I anticipate Pepe Le Pew.

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The snow wasn't supposed to start in earnest until after the resorts were closed today. That has been the case the whole time they've been predicting this. Tomorrow's reports are what we should care about.
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I was at Breck today (which wasn't that bad, better than sitting on the couch), and I could see some storms forming to the South. Don't know if the intended path is supposed to head north or whatever, but the clouds were pretty dark.

Hopefully it brings something, if so I'll drive right back up tomorrow. I made it home (Lakewood) from Breck in an hour and 7 minutes.
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