Winter came late — incredibly late. But we’re already up to a fairly average snowpack for the Marble zone. Avalanche people say watch out for north and northeast stuff that the early snows didn’t melt from and morphed into depth hoar. From the looks of it, people are enjoying easterly aspects. Marblecam is working well, with a couple of volunteers cleaning the snow stake board after storms. New wider road and improved parking is helping immensely.
This morning, 4 good inches on the storm board and it’s coming down at about 1/2 inch an hours, with a lot of wind. They say this event will continue through Sunday or Monday. Exciting. We are at Marble HQ so we’ll shoot another image of storm board in the afternoon. Check it out via Marblecam link above.
Amazing the Hughes Net sat internet is punching through the cloud cover and snowfall. It even worked before we swept snow off the dish. Still known to not be the most reliable ‘net, but Hughes has exceeded our expectations.
Not sure we’ve ever seen it come this slow and warm. But winter is finally here. Series of November storms are finally laying it down. Silver lining is that, other than on direct north exposures, depth hoar sugar snow below timberline may not form up since the thin layer of early-season snow did not exist on those aspects. That is unless we now get a lengthy dry spell. So we shall see.
Meanwhile, we’ve made some improvements to the webcams. Use link in menu above.
It’s been incredibly warm for the end of November, 40 degree F nights up at 9,000 feet on Quarry Road. Nonetheless, we suspect snow will fall soon. After all, November!? So today we activated the Marblecam. Access via menus above. Not much there yet except grass. But yeah, it’s there.