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    Thanks to some expert opinions I think we can close the door on this one.

    I'd like to back off my total snow fall argument as well. While Mount Washington may get more snow than places in Colorado, the nature of the snow storms is entirely different. In CO you can get a 15 inch storm, then a week of clear cold weather, then another 15 inch storm. All adding to cornice growth. In NH you can get a 15 inch storm, then its followed by fog, riming, rain, and bitter cold. Two weeks later it snows another 15 inches, but the process must begin again and this time the snow surface is uncondusive to cornice growth.

    New England...not a happy place for cornices.
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    The Forest Service shot this photo late last week. If these conditions persisted all winter who knows how big the cornices could get.

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    It appears this is the same shot from 4/21/07, Tuckermans Inferno



    Maybe Someday?

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    Hey Bill,
    Here are some starting cornices for you. If only those darn observers would quit knocking the edges off!!!

    http://mountwashington.org/weather/c...7/IMG_2765.JPG

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    Cool picture, thanks for sharing.
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    nice but does not look safe to go near it
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    Really nice cornice pic in the comments this morning.



    Thanks for sharing this with us all!
    Steve
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    We're not exactly dealing with the same scales here:

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    I see your point. Ours are baby cornices here in the NE.
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    That picture looks like looking across Tuck's to Boott Spur from the Alpine Garden. Where is it?
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