11-26-14

The barricades are up, please do not drive past the barricades, snowmobiles and ATVs only beyond the barricades.

The roads to the parking areas have been plowed, I suggest 4 wheel drive vehicles.

We have 12 to 15 inches of snow on the ground but the forecast looks like a very nice weekend.

NWS Forecast:

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. South southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.
  • Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Southwest wind 16 to 20 mph.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 15 to 17 mph.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind around 18 mph.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
  • Saturday Night A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
  • Sunday Night A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 17
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11-23-14

12 inches of snow on the ground.

Currently 19 degrees and snowing with a light breeze.

NWS Forecast:

Today Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 20. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a west wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

  • Tonight Snow likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -13. West southwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Monday Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 19. Wind chill values as low as -11. West northwest wind 18 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Monday Night Cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -18. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening.
  • Tuesday A 30 percent chance of snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West southwest wind 11 to 16 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18
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11-22-14

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 5:00 PM Monday.

It just started snowing at 10:30 this morning. If the forecast is correct we could have 2′ of snow by Monday.

I will be putting up the Barricades today!

NWS Forecast:

Today Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Temperature falling to around 23 by 5pm. Windy, with a west southwest wind around 31 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

  • Tonight Snow. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -1. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 31 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
  • Sunday Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -6. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night Snow, mainly after 11pm. Low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -13. West wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Monday Snow showers, mainly before 11am. High near 22. West wind 16 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.
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11-20-14

All roads are snow packed and icy, 4 wheel drive is required and chains if you are pulling a trailer.

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Wilderness and Evergreen

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Gray Gate, the North Slope Roads is still open and so is HWY 150 to Kamas. The forecasted storm for the weekend may change the status.

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Pine Ridge and Hill Top Circle

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Yellow Pine and Wilderness. Example of pulling a trailer without chains.

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Pineview near Yellow gate

NWS Forecast:

Today A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

  • Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
  • Saturday Snow. High near 36. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night Snow. Low around 10. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Sunday Snow. High near 23. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 3.
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11-17-14

Currently -5 degrees, clear and calm.

All roads in Manor Lands are snow packed and accessible with 4 wheel drive vehicles.

NWS Forecast:

Today Sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -23. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -6. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the evening.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values as low as -6. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
  • Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 36
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11-15-14

5″ of new snow overnight.

Currently 20 degrees, light snow and gusting wind.

I have Not put the barricades up yet, but 4 wheel drive is required!

NWS Forecast:

Today Snow before 11am. Temperature rising to near 22 by noon, then falling to around 10 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

  • Tonight Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -25. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight.
  • Sunday Sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -26. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night Clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -14. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
  • Monday Sunny, with a high near 28. Light west wind.
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11-13-14

Currently 15 degrees, snowing and calm.

We had a 9 hour power outage last night with temps below 0. The power is back on now.

NWS Forecast:

Today Snow. High near 29. Wind chill values as low as -2. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

  • Tonight Snow. Low around 17. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Friday A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. West southwest wind 9 to 14 mph.
  • Friday Night A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as zero. West southwest wind 11 to 16 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28. West wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible
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11-12-14

Currently 4 degrees, light snow and calm, 2″ of snow on the ground from previous storms.

NWS Forecast:

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -9. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. South southwest wind around 6 mph.
  • Thursday Snow, mainly after 11am. High near 32. Wind chill values as low as -14. West southwest wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Thursday Night Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. West southwest wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Friday Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 35. West southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Friday Night A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Saturday Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible
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11-10-14

Currently 27 degrees, very windy and snowing, about an inch so far.

NWS Forecast:

Today Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -2. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
  • Veterans Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind 14 to 16 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. West northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the evening.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind around 7 mph.
  • Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Thursday Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
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11-3-14

1″ of new snow overnight.

Currently 25 degrees, overcast and calm.

NWS Forecast:

Today Scattered snow showers, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south after midnight.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 40. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. West wind around 8 mph
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