New weather page
This page updated: Wed Nov 29 13:00:04 MST 2023
This page updates every 3 hours, if the time shown above is more
than 3 hours old, I have to restart the script.
This is my growing collection of areas I look at for weather: past,
present, and potential future
These pages give a quick overview with links to dig deeper.
NOAA Boulder Watches and
point forecast Ruby Ranch
Snotel stations are all around the western states. The Summit Ranch
is the closest to Ruby Ranch and is more or less at the same
altitude. The plot which is generated is useful to see where the
current winter snow pack is relative to past years.
Carl Oppedahl has a weather station at his house in Ruby, and hooks
into Wunderground to report the data.
(winter) and Opensummit (summer)
These are free but if you pay for a subscription, it is worth it. It
also has android and ios apps
With wildfire seasons hitting all year this is a good product from
NOAA (also on opensummit)
Precip outlook University of Utah
The runs from the University of Utah show ensembles of models and
can have wide variation in the amount of precip. However, the
timings of precipitation are fairly uniform across the models, and
are good to use for planning purposes. What is shown on this page is
precip, not snow, for Vail Pass. Vail Pass will be good for any
storm that is not an upslope storm for Summit County, Colorado.
Clicking on the link here:
of Utah NAEFS Downscaled plume for Vail Pass
will allow you to look at other locations that they make these runs
for. Subtract 7 (standard) or 6 (daylight) hours to get to Mountain
time zone (basically one division on this graph which is 6 hours,
i.e. move the labels in your mind one division to the right).
Unfortunately for me, I can't get the raw data to generate the plots
with Mountain timescale. This particular graph updates once every 12
More on Vail and Tunnel for the long term NAEFS here
Short term forecast (SREF) (3.5 days vs 7 for NAEFS) here
Run Number: 2023112900 for Vail Pass
This page by DJ Samuels
Last update: Wed Nov 29 13:00:04 MST 2023