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Date: 02/10/20 04:18
C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

I was thinking about the Rotary event coming the end of this month and snow. I went to the first crossing Sunday [02-09-20] to check out the snow and IMHO we are going to need more snow.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/20 04:28 by Wacky-roger1942.








Date: 02/10/20 04:19
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

Three More

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff








Date: 02/10/20 04:29
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

PlyWoody Wrote:
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> Do you have a typo in your date 2/09/19 of this
> heading?

Sorry about that = My bad = It is fixed

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/10/20 05:13
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Mudrock

wonderful pictures Roger. you should have a fun event.

Chris



Date: 02/10/20 06:37
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: zoohogger

Do you have a snow making attachment for the drone?



Date: 02/10/20 07:18
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

Mudrock Wrote:
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> wonderful pictures Roger. you should have a fun
> event.
>
> Chris

I am thinking it will be fun.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/10/20 07:19
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

zoohogger Wrote:
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> Do you have a snow making attachment for the
> drone?

No I don't have one but I am thinking I need one.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/10/20 07:26
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: czuleget

As we used to say in the Sking world pray to the snow Gods. 
 



Date: 02/10/20 07:52
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

czuleget Wrote:
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> As we used to say in the Sking world pray to the
> snow Gods. 
>  


We are doing that.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/10/20 08:17
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: callum_out

Wasn't any difffeerent on the three trips in the seventies, you had to plan so you picked dates and took your chances.

Out 



Date: 02/10/20 12:24
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Cumbresfan

It's coming, you still have a few weeks to go.

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 17. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday
Snow showers. High near 31. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36.



Date: 02/10/20 13:36
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: callum_out

Uh huh, now what's the weather really going to do? Even at the current levels there's still some decent cuts to plow. 

Out 



Date: 02/10/20 13:40
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

callum_out Wrote:
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> Wasn't any difffeerent on the three trips in the
> seventies, you had to plan so you picked dates and
> took your chances.
>
> Out 

I am thnking your right.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/10/20 13:41
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

Cumbresfan Wrote:
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> It's coming, you still have a few weeks to go.
>
> This Afternoon
> A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly
> cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around
> 5 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less
> than one inch possible.
> Tonight
> Snow showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 17.
> South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the
> evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow
> accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
> Tuesday
> Snow showers. High near 31. East wind 5 to 10 mph
> becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of
> precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1
> to 3 inches possible.
> Tuesday Night
> A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm.
> Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind
> around 5 mph.
> Wednesday
> A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11am.
> Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 5 to
> 10 mph.
> Wednesday Night
> Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
> Thursday
> Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
> Thursday Night
> Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
> Friday
> A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny,
> with a high near 39.
> Friday Night
> A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly
> cloudy, with a low around 15.
> Saturday
> A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny,
> with a high near 39.
> Saturday Night
> A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly
> cloudy, with a low around 12.
> Sunday
> A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny,
> with a high near 36.

Looks good to me.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/10/20 13:42
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

callum_out Wrote:
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> Uh huh, now what's the weather really going to do?
> Even at the current levels there's still some
> decent cuts to plow. 
>
> Out 


There places that the rotary would do just fine.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/12/20 07:34
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Bob3985

Now if we can just get a chance to see it without being run off by the authorities as previously stated. 
How's the snow up around Windy Point and Cumbres Roger?
Hope to get to see you again.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 02/12/20 10:03
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: WW

The last predicted "big" snowstorm for the C&TS area dove way farther south than predicted, leaving little snow for southern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, including the area around Chama and Cumbres.  That has been pretty much the story for that area most of this winter--storms either going north or south of the area.  The National Weather Service has consistently over-predicted snow storms for southern Colorado and northern New Mexico this winter, despite ample evidence that a drier than normal weather pattern seems pretty entrenched over the region since December.  

It's also worth noting that normal monthly average snowfall totals for Chama decline from January onward, though water content of snow increases in March, with February being lower than January or March for water content.  See here:  http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weatherall.php3?s=466192&units= .  For those who are interested, here is the Cumbres Snotel data:  https://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/reportGenerator/view/customSingleStationReport/daily/431:co:SNTL%7Cid=%22%22%7Cname/2019-10-01,0/WTEQ::value,WTEQ::delta,SNWD::value,SNWD::delta .  The Cumbres Snotel is located in a protected site fairly close to Windy Point, where the snow depth would be about the maximum for an undrifted location.  53" inches of depth is little more than about 60%-65% of what can be there in a relatively normal winter at this point.  There can always be one or two big storms that can change the picture, but my prediction, based on many years of observing Rocky Mountain weather patterns, is that the odds are against the rotary having a lot of snow to plow, except in cuts or drifted areas.  Accumulated ice at ground level may also be an issue.



Date: 02/12/20 16:01
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

callum_out Wrote:
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> Wasn't any difffeerent on the three trips in the
> seventies, you had to plan so you picked dates and
> took your chances.
>
> Out 

Cumbres pass has 50 plus inches.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 02/12/20 16:02
Re: C&TSRR = Rotary Event = Snow
Author: Wacky-roger1942

WW Wrote:
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> The last predicted "big" snowstorm for the C&TS
> area dove way farther south than predicted,
> leaving little snow for southern Colorado and
> northwestern New Mexico, including the area around
> Chama and Cumbres.  That has been pretty much the
> story for that area most of this winter--storms
> either going north or south of the area.  The
> National Weather Service has consistently
> over-predicted snow storms for southern Colorado
> and northern New Mexico this winter, despite ample
> evidence that a drier than normal weather pattern
> seems pretty entrenched over the region since
> December.  
>
> It's also worth noting that normal monthly average
> snowfall totals for Chama decline from January
> onward, though water content of snow increases in
> March, with February being lower than January or
> March for water content.  See
> here:  http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weathe
> rall.php3?s=466192&units= .  For those who are
> interested, here is the Cumbres Snotel data: 
> https://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/reportGenerator/view/
> customSingleStationReport/daily/431:co:SNTL%7Cid=%
> 22%22%7Cname/2019-10-01,0/WTEQ::value,WTEQ::delta,
> SNWD::value,SNWD::delta .  The Cumbres Snotel is
> located in a protected site fairly close to Windy
> Point, where the snow depth would be about the
> maximum for an undrifted location.  53" inches of
> depth is little more than about 60%-65% of what
> can be there in a relatively normal winter at this
> point.  There can always be one or two big storms
> that can change the picture, but my prediction,
> based on many years of observing Rocky Mountain
> weather patterns, is that the odds are against the
> rotary having a lot of snow to plow, except in
> cuts or drifted areas.  Accumulated ice at ground
> level may also be an issue.

I don't want to agree but I have to.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



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