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Expected snowfall means real danger of overflowing rivers
The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 04/09/2011 | Standard-Examiner staff

Posted on 04/09/2011 7:56:35 AM PDT by Utah Binger

OGDEN -- Snowpacks in the Wasatch Mountains are at near-record-high levels and there is real danger of flooding along the Weber and Logan rivers, but the National Weather Service says there won't be any flooding if the weather Sunday turns mild and drier.

Do not hold your breath hoping that happens.

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: climatechange; flooding; snow; weather

1 posted on 04/09/2011 7:56:36 AM PDT by Utah Binger
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To: Elsie; greyfoxx39; colorcountry; T Minus Four

Picture taken at 7:30 this morning. Don’t worry FReeper friends, I believe it will melt before July 23.


2 posted on 04/09/2011 7:59:58 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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More news about the latest storm in Southern Utah
3 posted on 04/09/2011 8:04:33 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

I wish you well—and I sincerely wish you could send some of that melt-off to the parched plains of Texas!


4 posted on 04/09/2011 8:14:41 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: rochelle; greyfoxx39; Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; ...

Send a private reply to be added to the picnic list.

5 posted on 04/09/2011 8:20:42 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

I used to not mind Winter, and even enjoyed a good snow. After these past two years, not any more. lol

This year was the first time I’d ever seriously thought of moving to Florida.


6 posted on 04/09/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Utah Binger

You think you have it bad, try St. George:
ftp://ftp.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/data/water/wcs/gis/maps/ut_swepctnormal_update.pdf


7 posted on 04/09/2011 8:47:38 AM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: Utah Binger

Took a drive up over Strawberry Reservoir the other day. The snow over 7000 feet hasn’t started to melt yet, and it’s DEEP.

There is a lot of water up in those hills, and this last week of storms has just added a bunch to it.

Good news for Spring and Summer skiers.


8 posted on 04/09/2011 8:54:25 AM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk

And kayakers....


9 posted on 04/09/2011 8:58:49 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: Utah Binger

I live in Newcastle, CA just an hour from the ski areas of the Sierra. I-80 into the Sierra was open to chains only yesterday and an additional bunch of snow was dumped on an already very thick snow pack.

Our Sacramento River is at high levels already and the snow pack hasn’t even begun to melt. We may see snow in the mountains at least into late July.


10 posted on 04/09/2011 9:38:09 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Utah Binger

I have lived in SoCal since 1960, and we got a hail storm here last night that I have NEVER the likes of before. It covered the ground in at least a layer of hail about 1/4 inch until all the ground was white. I know it sounds lame for those who get snow, but I have seen hail here on occasion, but not like this.


11 posted on 04/09/2011 9:44:35 AM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: KoRn
I’d ever seriously thought of moving to Florida.

Can I come with you?

12 posted on 04/09/2011 10:19:23 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: TruthConquers

Yes it is still snowing here today as well.


13 posted on 04/09/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Andyman

We’re supposed to drive over to Parowan tonight to see a play with grandson starring. Doubt we’ll make it. Especially not over 14.


14 posted on 04/09/2011 10:21:56 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: lurk

Be careful with the avalanche danger. I quit skiing twenty years ago. Our 75 year old development director in SLC is still at it.


15 posted on 04/09/2011 10:23:46 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: norge

Our son works for Intel in Folsom. Don’t know what might be happening there right now as he is in China. Maybe a tidal wave from Folsom dam will help him move down to Sacto.


16 posted on 04/09/2011 10:26:07 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

It’s been snowing here all day in Sedona, AZ. Tourists are doing some unaccustomed skip-sliding today.


17 posted on 04/09/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: BlazingArizona

Still snowing here as well. We’re twelve miles east of Zion National Park and expected, hoping tourism to begin soon. Not today.

I got caught last year in Flagstaff. I think there was three or four feet of snow.

Sedona is very nice.


18 posted on 04/09/2011 1:32:50 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

The man who declared west Virginia to be God’s country apparently never made it to Southern Utah


19 posted on 04/09/2011 1:39:10 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

That is really the truth. We really love being here. I just wish it would stop Al Goring us this winter. Spring?


20 posted on 04/09/2011 2:38:23 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

Life is hard enough...Throw in snow and it gets down right nasty.


21 posted on 04/09/2011 2:43:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Throw in snow and it gets down right nasty.

No kidding. It's bad enough being in a tourism area where for two years folks are not really out there. And then the damn snow just keeps on coming. Last year the idiots in Washington gave stimulus money to repave the highway in Zion National Park. So the dummies close the road every day from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm to the traffic coming over here to the east side on Highway 89.

Sorry sometimes venting works better than vodka.

22 posted on 04/09/2011 5:07:32 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

Wow!

And I’m wallowing thru mud, getting out to the garden tractor I’ve bogged down in the soybean (probably this year) field!


23 posted on 04/10/2011 5:30:27 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: KoRn

Visit: you MIGHT change your mind!


24 posted on 04/10/2011 5:31:17 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: Utah Binger

My skis aRE COLLECTING DUST IN THE BARN


25 posted on 04/10/2011 5:32:50 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: Utah Binger

(Have I ever said how much I dislike the stupid CAPSLOCK key?)


26 posted on 04/10/2011 5:33:38 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: Utah Binger
Sedona is very nice.

(If you can stand the damned HUMMING!! ;^)

http://gosw.about.com/od/sedonaarizona/a/sedonavortex.htm

27 posted on 04/10/2011 5:35:41 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: bert
AMEN!
28 posted on 04/10/2011 5:36:12 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: Utah Binger

Add to the fact that a decent snowman cannot be build with the fluffy stuff...


29 posted on 04/10/2011 5:37:08 AM PDT by Elsie
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To: Elsie
We have a tour tomorrow of twenty mucky mucks from St. George Museum. I hope our blue bentonite clay doesn't get them too mucky.

Just came in from the coffee shack with the first batch of the day. Man! It's 20 degrees out there.

30 posted on 04/10/2011 6:01:00 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Elsie

I didn’t know that.

http://gosw.about.com/od/sedonaarizona/a/sedonavortex.htm


31 posted on 04/10/2011 6:04:32 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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