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    What weather sites do you look at when planning your next trip?

    The weather data on the web has gotten vastly better in the last five years. I now have a plethora of sites to choose from with lots of sexy graphs and charts. What do you look at and when? I start looking about 5 days out at models. At about 2 days, I start looking at the real time and short term forecasts. On the night before, I mostly just look at the radar, the road conditions and what vouchers I have. I decide. Then I flick off the computer, get some z's and it's show time.



    Here is my steering wheel of sites I count on. Every fall I have to rework it. then, when the season starts, I can blast through the most critical sites in about 5 minutes. Accuweather, weather.com are not even on the check list. http://www.iabsi.com/public/ski/ On the road, I dial up the MRG snow phone just for entertainment's sake. How Eric can have such a sense of humor at 6AM is beyond me...

    What do you check?
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    I'll bite. As a pro, my go-to sites are:

    1) weather.gov
    - if you can't check anywhere else, this gives you 90% of the value. pay special attention to the area forecast discussions and meteograms.
    2) mag.ncep.noaa.gov
    - a good one-stop shopping for all sort of weather model output
    3) tropicaltidbits.com
    - their ensemble plots are easily understandable
    4) http://www.meteor.iastate.edu/~ckars...e_loader.phtml
    - I'm too lazy to run bufkit myself
    5) http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
    - check what's already on the ground, and see how it's holding up
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    Click NOAA. Com for Roxbury NY most of times.

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    Noaa and this forum

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    I have always loved blizzards, if only because of the driving experience - which is definitely an acquired taste.
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    There used to be a site that does resort specific forecast. Can't remember what it's call...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    There used to be a site that does resort specific forecast. Can't remember what it's call...
    http://www.mountain-forecast.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottySkis View Post
    You can get mountain-specific forecasts from weather.gov. Just punch in the mountain name in the search box.


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    That true but only 2 bug ones in Vermont and two big ones on the Adks I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottySkis View Post
    That true but only 2 bug ones in Vermont and two big ones on the Adks I believe.

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    Really? I suggest you look again. I've never had a problem entering a mountain in NH.
    2016-2017: 79 days
    2015-2016: 54 days
    2014-2015: 63 days
    2013-2014: 68 days

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