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 Post subject: HOWARD HAS ISSUED A PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:43 pm 
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PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH" IN EFFECT
12-29-2016

From Howard's Weather Letter

A Platinum Powder "Watch" has been issued by Howard.


The "Watch" is just that - we are watching.

A Platinum Powder "Alert" will be issued within 48 hours of the event, when we have at least an 80% certainty it will happen. The "Watch" will give you ample notice to make up a reason to call in sick or arrange a great excuse to get off of work.

Wait for the Platinum Powder "ALERT" before actually calling in sick.

Platinum Powder is defined as at least 12" of 15:1 snow to water ratios.
That is further defined as dry, fluffy powder. What we all dream about.

Discussion -

The most interesting storm will be the storm developing New Years Day eve. This type of storm has CP; “Continental Polar Air”.

It is our coldest pattern for the eastern Sierra. The Arctic front will move into the high country Sunday night with wind and cooling along with the chance of snowfall.

Snowfall for the period Monday through Tuesday night may drop a foot or more of snow, at snow to water ratios of 15:1 to 20:1. Hence, I am issuing a Platinum Powder Watch for that time period.

Another point to make is for property managers throughout Mono county including Mammoth Lakes. The arctic air will arrive throughout the day Monday and remain over eastern CA through Thursday night.

There will be 3 surges of Arctic air next week. Be sure to take precautions to prevent frozen pipes by turning up the heat in all residence’s and condos Sunday night. This protracted event. No doubt will be a pipe buster for many in the area.

For the skiers and boarders coming to Mammoth next week…..Be sure to plan on using face protection during much of next week. The pattern of cold will give way by the end of the week to a milder wetter pattern by the following Sunday or Monday…

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 Post subject: Re: HOWARD HAS ISSUED A PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:52 pm 
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Jinx

Both you and Howie to the NET.


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 Post subject: Re: HOWARD HAS ISSUED A PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:40 pm 
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Yep Could be.

Should have <antijinx> 'ed it.

Its all on me if it does not happen.

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 Post subject: Re: HOWARD HAS ISSUED A PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:40 pm 
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Still plenty of uncertainty in the forecast. Anything that falls should be nice and fluffy.

Day 4/5 48hr qpf valid 0z Monday to 0z Wednesday.

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 Post subject: Re: HOWARD HAS ISSUED A PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH"
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<antijinx>
Sunday - Tuesday forecast for Lake Tahoe
http://www.opensnow.com

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 Post subject: Re: HOWARD HAS ISSUED A PLATINUM POWDER "WATCH"
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Yep he's got a real good handle on the local weather.


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