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SNOW!

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Offline Flash

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 09:50:00 PM »
Interestingly PJ and RGV both show more precipitation (.75") than the Basin (.55") but can't tell how much is frozen

I am in Del Rio now, rain with some snow but it was snowing like hell in Uvalde when we drove through

I heading for the Bend tomorrow morning. How are the roads tonight?  :eusa_think:

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Online mule ears

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 09:54:27 PM »
Interestingly PJ and RGV both show more precipitation (.75") than the Basin (.55") but can't tell how much is frozen

I am in Del Rio now, rain with some snow but it was snowing like hell in Uvalde when we drove through

I heading for the Bend tomorrow morning. How are the roads tonight?  :eusa_think:
Probably worst around San Antonio tonight but should be fine late morning tomorrow, just wet here in Del Rio.  We will be in Terlingua tomorrow night if you are around, not headed into the back country until Saturday

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Offline dprather

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 11:13:40 PM »
Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

I would think if the Basin is getting snow, the higher elevations would as well.

There is still room in the car.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline Jonathan Sadow

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 12:28:08 AM »
Question: how many inches of snow equals how many inches of rain?

Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

As to your first question, typically a 10:1 conversion is used (10 inches of snow = 1 inch of precipitation)

As to your second question, do these images answer it?

Basin overview:


17C07001 by Jonathan Sadow, on Flickr

Toll Mountain and Emory Peak:


17C07005 by Jonathan Sadow, on Flickr

Ward Mountain, Amon Carter Peak, The Window, and Vernon Bailey Peak:


17C07007 by Jonathan Sadow, on Flickr

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Online mule ears

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 07:08:10 AM »
Jonathan, are you there?

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Offline Jalco

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2017, 07:39:29 AM »
Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

I would think if the Basin is getting snow, the higher elevations would as well.

There is still room in the car.

 :great:

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Offline marufo

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2017, 08:40:39 AM »
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Brewster County, Texas
20 mins Alpine, TX

Friday, December 8th: Brewster County Office, City of Alpine Office, Alpine School District, Alpine Community Center Day Care are all closed today due to weather. TxDOT advises only necessary travel at this time.

Per TXDOT, it looks like 385 is OK but 90 and 118 not so much.


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Offline Flash

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2017, 09:36:55 AM »
Snow all the way from Houston to the rest area near Seguin so far. About 2" on average + / - 😃

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Online mule ears

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2017, 12:18:51 PM »
In Marathon, 40 degrees, 90 dry from Del Rio, maybe was 3" here, headed south to the park

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Offline dprather

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2017, 12:22:57 PM »
Is everybody going out there this week?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 12:37:48 PM »
Question: how many inches of snow equals how many inches of rain?

Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

As to your first question, typically a 10:1 conversion is used (10 inches of snow = 1 inch of precipitation)

Today's daily report shows 4.75 in at PJ yesterday, which surely must refer to snow not rain. But then the cumulative totals for month and year are combinations of snow and rain, which is not so useful.  :eusa_think:
I roamed and rambled, and I foller'ed my footsteps
   To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
   And all around me a voice was a'sounding
   This land was made for you and me

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Offline dprather

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 02:05:34 PM »
Question: how many inches of snow equals how many inches of rain?

Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

As to your first question, typically a 10:1 conversion is used (10 inches of snow = 1 inch of precipitation)

Today's daily report shows 4.75 in at PJ yesterday, which surely must refer to snow not rain. But then the cumulative totals for month and year are combinations of snow and rain, which is not so useful.  :eusa_think:

Am I correct to assume that the precipitation will almost immediately be visible in increased pools and seep along Boot Creek and along Fresno?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Online mule ears

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 04:41:42 PM »
Question: how many inches of snow equals how many inches of rain?

Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

As to your first question, typically a 10:1 conversion is used (10 inches of snow = 1 inch of precipitation)

Today's daily report shows 4.75 in at PJ yesterday, which surely must refer to snow not rain. But then the cumulative totals for month and year are combinations of snow and rain, which is not so useful.  :eusa_think:
That's snow depth and they just screwed up the totals.  All snow gone below 4-5000 feet and the rest is melting fast.  They opened the Basin road at 1:00.  Weather is fantastic!

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 04:54:58 PM »
Question: how many inches of snow equals how many inches of rain?

Question: are the High Chisos getting any?

As to your first question, typically a 10:1 conversion is used (10 inches of snow = 1 inch of precipitation)

Today's daily report shows 4.75 in at PJ yesterday, which surely must refer to snow not rain. But then the cumulative totals for month and year are combinations of snow and rain, which is not so useful.  :eusa_think:

Am I correct to assume that the precipitation will almost immediately be visible in increased pools and seep along Boot Creek and along Fresno?
Yes in Boot but I don't think you will notice much difference at Fresno

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Offline Jalco

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Re: SNOW!
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 05:39:05 PM »
Is everybody going out there this week?

It does sound like the possibilities of a mini-Bender in the making...

 


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