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backcountry: custom carbon has arrived

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Rarely, when trying something new, does it radically change perspective. But every so often elements align, and you tap into a pretty major shift. This season, I have been skiing a pair of custom made 106 Romp Skis, and they shattered my conceptions of what a backcountry ski should be. I have been researching small, […]

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

  After a long, dry January – driest on record – we have a decent atmospheric river approaching Northern California. And while we need the rain, snow levels will be very high throughout the majority of the event, which begins Thursday evening and should last through Monday. Rain will be heavy at times and persist […]

snow coming: quick look

Monday, October 27th, 2014

After some dustings this October, including a couple of inches+ up high this past weekend, it looks like we have a Halloween system brewing… models are still vacillating, but we have precip and cold temps in store. Snow levels should be around 4,500-5,000. Initial model runs were forecasting for 10+ inches – now that doesn’t […]

thunder and el nino

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Some excellent reading over at The California Weather Blog, Weather West as we dry out from the last couple weeks of unusual rain and thunderstorms that have hit the Sierra. The primary reason for all of this active weather throughout the West in recent days is the seasonal reversal of large-scale wind patterns associated with […]

ok, now here we really go

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

FridayA 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Friday NightSnow. Low around 13. Breezy, with a southwest wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as […]

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