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    Wild early winter start in west!

    Very impressive, must be making for some interesting hikes for late fall hikers!

    I noticed the other day that Bellingham WA had snow and ice and slippery roads, and they seldom (as is the case with Seattle) get this kind of weather even in dead of winter. Now there are blizzard warnings in WA and ID etc:
    http://www.komonews.com/weather?gcli...FYle2godXiD1Yw

    Yesterday, I read that Billings, MT set a snowfall record for the date. I think they got 12-14" or so, and the previous record was TWO inches! Talk about shattering a record!

    Only a couple of feet of snow so far, but notice below zero temps at Big sandy WY:
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/get...n=m&banner=off
    This only shows last 7 days, but I had already seen temps just below zero a couple of weeks back.

    Alta, UT already has 60" on the ground and is expecting another 10-18 tonight with lows of minus 7. It is not even Thanksgiving yet, their traditional opening date! Look at this snowfall history so far this year, and notice the daily snowfall on OCT 31!:
    http://www.alta.com/pages/snowfallhistory.php

    WhooBuddy! What a start for you western folks! Of course, that really doesn't determine what the rest of the winter will be like, experience has taught me.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 11-25-2010 at 08:15.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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