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Part of Mount Baker road won't be opened (50 feet snow -- Global Warming HA)
The Seattle Times ^ | June 30, 2011 | Seattle Times Staff

Posted on 07/01/2011 5:22:59 PM PDT by steve86

Snow 50 feet deep still buries the road to Artist Point at Mount Baker and that will keep the upper portion of the road closed all summer.

"We found snow 50-plus feet deep near the upper parking lot," said Theo Donk, state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) supervisor, who made a trek to Artist Point on Wednesday. "This is the deepest snow I've seen since the world-record year 1999, when the highway didn't open for the summer."

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: artistpoint; globalcooling; mountbaker; washington

Mt. Baker, Washington State

1 posted on 07/01/2011 5:23:02 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

Not sure the problem will go away next winter!


2 posted on 07/01/2011 5:24:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

That’s a lot of snow ....


3 posted on 07/01/2011 5:27:39 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: steve86

DOT workers who went to the area Wednesday, June 29, to measure snow depth found the parking lot at Artist Point under 30 feet of snow. Nearby areas were as deep as 55 feet.

Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/30/2083115/artist-point-parking-lot-wont.html#ixzz1Qu01llXj


4 posted on 07/01/2011 5:28:50 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ken522

95 feet is the record one-season snowfall (measured within Mt. Baker Ski Area).


5 posted on 07/01/2011 5:29:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

That snow would have lasted till about 8:30 this morning in Charlotte.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 5:32:19 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: steve86

I believe Mt. Baker is the only developed downhill ski area in Washington where I haven’t skied. Tried once, but it was pouring buckets of rain (not unusual by any means).


7 posted on 07/01/2011 5:32:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steelyourfaith

Brrr!


8 posted on 07/01/2011 5:32:42 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: tet68

Good article. That “Artist Point” has an elevation of only 5,000 ft which isn’t very high by Cascade Volcano standards. Baker itself tops out at 10,778 ft according to wikipedia. I know they used to ride snowmobiles to the summit. The first earthquake I ever felt was in Bellingham (3.1).


9 posted on 07/01/2011 5:37:20 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

Theo Donk?


10 posted on 07/01/2011 5:40:09 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: steve86

Right around Memorial Day, I saw a report that the Wyoming Tetons had a 600 inch base on the ground (50 feet) that was the heaviest accumulation there since 1939. All of those storms that brought flooding to the Mid West dumped record snowfalls on the Olympics, Cascades, Rockies, Tetons, and every other major mountain range in most of the Northwest...

We’re just coming off of flood stage on the Columbia river here, but the water is still very high...


11 posted on 07/01/2011 5:40:56 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: Fractal Trader; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; ...
Thanx for the ping Fractal Trader !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 07/01/2011 5:44:44 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Bean Counter

Here in the Tri-Cities the river seems to be down a couple feet but I noticed they haven’t opened the kids’ swim areas for the Fourth (way too much current).


13 posted on 07/01/2011 5:46:21 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: paddles

He’s on Facebook along with a couple other Theo Donks.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 5:47:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

I’m sure he’s a great guy, I just can’t say the name enough times to satisfy myself.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 5:54:16 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: paddles; Allegra

LOL! That’s the first thing I thought...Theo Donk must’ve caught hell growing up...I’m still giggling!


16 posted on 07/01/2011 5:54:35 PM PDT by wazoo1031
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To: steve86
I moved to the Gulf Coast 5 years ago.

For the last 5 years the NWS has said the “the hurricane season will be above normal activity this year”.

They were correct one out of the five years.

20% accuracy? really?

De-fund the NWS, CPB, and NPR.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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To: Bean Counter
Right around Memorial Day, I saw a report that the Wyoming Tetons had a 600 inch base on the ground (50 feet) that was the heaviest accumulation there since 1939. All of those storms that brought flooding to the Mid West dumped record snowfalls on the Olympics, Cascades, Rockies, Tetons, and every other major mountain range in most of the Northwest.

And there is still 55 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain in the High Sierra of California.

18 posted on 07/01/2011 5:57:47 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: steve86

Bonneville Power has been playing merry hell down here with all of the wind turbines. When the river is running high, they cannot dump water, and when a big storm blows in with lots of rain and high wind, Bonneville has been forced to switch the wind turbines off so they don’t fry the transmission lines. Way too much uncontrolled excess power with no place to go is a big problem right now....


19 posted on 07/01/2011 5:57:49 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: steve86

Looks like another example of how the Iceland volcano eruption of 2010 caused a lot of snowfall during the 2010-11 winter season in the northern hemisphere.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 6:03:55 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

I might believe that if a snowflake told me so.


21 posted on 07/01/2011 6:07:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Bean Counter

I drove to Lewiston and back last weekend. Wind turbines are practically all you see to and from. Oh, the Blue Mountains are still there but the windmills are a distraction.


22 posted on 07/01/2011 6:09:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Mikey_1962

Really?

Sorry but you are wrong

Seasons have been above normal

BONK

Make sure you check your stats before dissing the NWS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_seasons#2000-2009


23 posted on 07/01/2011 6:21:51 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: steve86

What kills me is how Oregon has handed out tens of millions in incentives for wind generators, and every stinking one of them has a contract to provide all of their power for a decade to California...


24 posted on 07/01/2011 6:24:29 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: Bean Counter

Good thing the weather doesn’t just stay NORMAL and never change.

We’d all be dead.


25 posted on 07/01/2011 6:33:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: steve86
Independence Day skiing and boarding at Alpine Meadows at Lake Tahoe! Yippee!


26 posted on 07/01/2011 7:05:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: steve86
Looks like Al Gore's camaign against global warming has taken hold big time!


27 posted on 07/01/2011 7:06:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Bean Counter

We’re headed for the Tetons, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone in three weeks. I hear there is a lot of snow on the trails.


28 posted on 07/01/2011 7:10:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mikey_1962
De-fund the NWS

What? And have their accuracy decline to 10%?

29 posted on 07/01/2011 7:11:25 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: steve86

Crystal Mt Ski area down by Mt Rainier is still open, this is only the second 4th of July they’ve been open on record. lift tickets are ONLY $35...


30 posted on 07/01/2011 8:16:39 PM PDT by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Yeah, that would be tempting. Now that Chinook Pass is open it is actually accessible to me. Otherwise I have to drive over I-90 past Mt. Rainier and then come back east again. Actually am planning to ski the Palmer snowfield at Mt. Hood this summer.


31 posted on 07/01/2011 8:22:20 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

It’s not challenging at all, but OK if you want to ski in the warm sun.


32 posted on 07/01/2011 8:29:00 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
if snow is like rain and starts with a particle, snow should be able to tell you where it came from, yes???
33 posted on 07/01/2011 8:33:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bean Counter

One of my coworkers just came back from a family trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Several of the passes are still closed due to snow.


34 posted on 07/01/2011 8:34:19 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: SeaHawkFan

Probably seems real strange to people in Charleston and Houston and different places that we’re talking about going snow skiing this month or next and not in the southern hemisphere. I noticed that Juneau’s ski resort closed way back a couple months ago tho.


35 posted on 07/01/2011 8:43:29 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Just was over by Mt. Rainier the other day. They have the biggest snow plows and snow blowers I’ve ever seen. They’re still clearing the roads.


36 posted on 07/01/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: silentknight

OK lets’s stipulate you are correct.

De-fund the NWS!

There feel beter?


37 posted on 07/02/2011 4:46:42 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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To: steve86

Quick somebody tell Obama...they found his “shovel ready” jobs.


38 posted on 07/02/2011 7:57:17 AM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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