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  1. Thread: Observor Comments

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    Not sure I follow today's comment

    With respect to today's comment about clouds/fog:

    Not sure I really agree that there is some fundamental difference between fog and cloud. Furthermore I don't really follow what the argument is...
  2. Thread: Where's Karl?

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    Very true. Though packing to and from the huts...

    Very true.
    Though packing to and from the huts every other day is not too shabby either, and tends to be what gets people in the shape to be able to do this sort of thing. Still nothing compared to...
  3. Thread: Where's Karl?

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    I thought I was hiking with another person,...

    I thought I was hiking with another person, despite being completely alone... I was quite mad at them as I thought they were slowing me down. hehe, it was weird to see what your brain does when you...
  4. Thread: Where's Karl?

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    Not to brag, but to speak to the feasibility of...

    Not to brag, but to speak to the feasibility of this section:
    I did it from Carter Notch, up Mad Gulf, then along the AT (for the most part, I think there were a few diversions) the rest of the way...
  5. Thread: Observor Comments

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    hehe, I'm currently thinking of the way in which...

    hehe, I'm currently thinking of the way in which when nin would run the bouncing of his weight forced out little "meows" with each step. Ridiculous.

    Mike, I'm currently working for the Meteorology...
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    Steve, I definitely recall that day! ...

    Steve,

    I definitely recall that day!
    Looking at that picture, I think Nin must have been mad at me for plucking him off his favorite spot on the heater.

    Now that I have a job requiring many...
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    More knit picking

    Today's comment by Ted stated that Krumholtz are pines. In fact Krumholtz is merely a term that roughly translates as twisted wood and can be used to describe any of a number of species of trees that...
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    From the American Meteorological Society...

    From the American Meteorological Society Glossary:

    virga—(Also called Fallstreifen, fallstreaks, precipitation trails.) Wisps or streaks of water or ice particles falling out of a cloud but...
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    Thats not virga...

    A bit of a knit pick but I am almost positive that todays comment picture ,entitled "can you see the virga," is not actually a picture of virga but of genuine rain shafts.
    The clouds at ground...
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    It does not specify the depth of the measurement....

    It does not specify the depth of the measurement. The air temp for that site is definitely off, so perhaps the water temp is erroneous as well.
    It does appear that the overall depth of the water at...
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    Looking around a bit more I found the lake temps...

    Looking around a bit more I found the lake temps for Lake Francis which is kind of like the zero-ith CT lake:...
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    You can find the water temp for the CT river a...

    You can find the water temp for the CT river a bit downstream here:
    http://www.met.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base.cgi?stn=PTSN3

    I would guess the more placid water of the lake could get a bit...
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    Use The Setra!!!

    Equations by definition work both ways. You should be able to use the measured wind speed from the Setra, resolve the equations back to to a differential pressure in inches of water, and then...
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    A few things...

    Thought I'd add my two cents since I know a thing or two about the Hays chart...

    1.) The hays chart is calibrated for an assumed standard pressure and temperature. Namely the average barometric...
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    Sierras giving MWO a run for its money.

    A widespread heavy precipitation and high wind event roared through most of the west coast today. The crest of the Sierras played host to some incredible winds. Mammoth mountain ski area had gusts as...
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    Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

    Their winter weather/heavy snowfall forecasts are some of the best in my opinion. Their discussions are very good as well. They are somewhat regionally oriented, in that they forecast nation wide, so...
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