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    I was looking at the summit forecast for this weekend and it seems that Sunday would be a better day to drive up to the Summit. My question is whether or not the clouds will hang around the summit on Sunday due to the storm coming in or if the front will clear everything up for Sunday?

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    I think picking a winning lottery number would be easier than predicting the summit visibility. Sunday though looks like it's definitely the better day.

    Look at this picture, everywhere but the summit had a view:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/enginecz...12548530267042

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    Summit looks to be in the fog all day Saturday then drying out Sunday morning. Forecast looks to be in the clear after sunrise with temps in the mid-20's
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    Thanks,

    The summit is in the fog most days, I wanted to avoid really bad weather.

    I may just go both days!!!

    CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doyle
    Thanks,

    The summit is in the fog most days, I wanted to avoid really bad weather.

    I may just go both days!!!

    CD
    That's what I would do! If you prepare well, you could even go for a hike while your there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Summit looks to be in the fog all day Saturday then drying out Sunday morning. Forecast looks to be in the clear after sunrise with temps in the mid-20's

    That looks like the most likely scenario right now. I personally think that there is a decent chance that we remain in the fog longer than the models have us in. We'll see tomorrow morning...

    We dropped down to 32 degrees in the last couple hours and are starting to get some glaze icing. Icing should probably pick up here later this evening as the temperature continues to drop. Of course, how much icing we get all depends on how long we stay in the fog too. We also saw a period of sleet as the secondary cold front moved through.
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    By 8am you have an 11-12F dewpoint spread on the MOS. Who knows what the actual spread will be, but that's a strong indication that drier air is moving in.

    The question is what will the Auto Road do if you have a few inches of rime ice down to 5500 feet?
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    Well, you had it nailed Bill. It began clearing just before sunrise and after ths sun was up it cleared out completely. The low level moisture that I thought would linger and perhaps keep us in the fog has been trapped below the summit, in the form of a partial undercast, by an inversion. I should have seen that coming...

    Things got really interesting last night. The peak wind gust was 95.3 mph...sooo close to 100. We got some sleet from upsloping that accumulated in some spots around the summit. We lost our internet connection until this morning when I was able to re-aim the dish for our internet connection. Check out the webcams, now that they are updating again. It's a beautiful Sunday morning up here!
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    Brian, thanks for fixing the web cameras. We all depend on them to start our day.
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    I was thinking about hiking up to lakes or madison yesterday, but the weather scared me off...really wish I had this morning though...sweet webcam images this morning, and looking forward to your comments up there!

    I hope that the alpine fall colors last until next weekend!!! I'll hope for better weather then!

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