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Date: 03/02/21 04:42
C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: Wacky-roger1942

A Video made from photos. Snowtel said 61 inches of snow. 

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff

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Date: 03/02/21 07:48
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: 462pacific

Simply beautiful shots Roger. What make all the tracks in the snow ...snowmobilers exploring ?



Date: 03/02/21 07:50
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: Wacky-roger1942

462pacific Wrote:
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> Simply beautiful shots Roger. What make all the
> tracks in the snow ...snowmobilers exploring ?

You nailed it.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 03/02/21 08:31
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: Mudrock

Speaking of Ghost Trains Roger we just got back from the Nevada Northern Winter Steam Spectacular and the stories are on my web site, Just click on the Mudrock and het to it.

Chris

PS Great video of Cumbres Pass



Date: 03/02/21 09:15
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: Wacky-roger1942

Mudrock Wrote:
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> Speaking of Ghost Trains Roger we just got back
> from the Nevada Northern Winter Steam Spectacular
> and the stories are on my web site, Just click on
> the Mudrock and het to it.
>
> Chris
>
> PS Great video of Cumbres Pass

Thanks, I will do that.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 03/04/21 00:16
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: MMD

Stunning Rodger, just Stunning thanks so much for posting.    I shudder to think how much water is going to come off all that snow.

Malcolm 
New Zealand.



Date: 03/04/21 07:29
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: Cumbresfan

MMD Wrote:
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> Stunning Rodger, just Stunning thanks so much for
> posting.    I shudder to think how much water is
> going to come off all that snow.
>
> Malcolm 
> New Zealand.

Not as much as you might think. While every drop that will go into the streams feeding the Rio Grande is precious, with spring coming and clear warm sunny days with low humidity, a lot is simply lost due to sublimation. The best environment for snow to turn to water is cool, cloudy days in a moist environment with high humidity such as the northwest US. The melt is slower, but more water is produced.

See this article: 
https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/sublimation-and-water-cycle?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects



Date: 03/04/21 08:24
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: Wacky-roger1942

Cumbresfan Wrote:
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> MMD Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Stunning Rodger, just Stunning thanks so much
> for
> > posting.    I shudder to think how much water
> is
> > going to come off all that snow.
> >
> > Malcolm 
> > New Zealand.
>
> Not as much as you might think. While every drop
> that will go into the streams feeding the Rio
> Grande is precious, with spring coming and clear
> warm sunny days with low humidity, a lot is simply
> lost due to sublimation. The best environment for
> snow to turn to water is cool, cloudy days in a
> moist environment with high humidity such as the
> northwest US. The melt is slower, but more water
> is produced.
>
> See this article: 
> https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-s
> chool/science/sublimation-and-water-cycle?qt-scien
> ce_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

Interesting information = Thank you.

Roger Hogan
Chama, NM
Train Stuff



Date: 03/04/21 15:05
Re: C&TSRR Cumbres Pass.
Author: WW

Despite the around average snowfall and snowpack in the southern Rockies (including Cumbres Pass), the whole region remains mired in long-term drought.  In fact, the US Drought Monitor snows most all of the U.S. west of the Missouri River in moderate to extreme drought.  Seldom does drought hit the whole western U.S. at once.  The ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) usually favors above normal winter precipitation over either the Northern or Southern part of the Western U.S. in any given year, but that doesn't seem to be happening this year.  A good snowpack is necessary for good streamflows in the area of the C&TS (and D&S), but, more importantly for the railroads, it provides soil moisture to help plants stay moist and green during the normally quite dry late May-early July period in the southern Rockies.  When that winter and spring carryover moisture is not present is when the area can have extreme fire danger in June until early to mid-July when the Southwest Monsoon summer rains normally start.  The Drought Monitor forecast is currently pessimistic about a wet spring in the region.



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