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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    2-3 inches in town. Providing there is now more weather, I suspect it'll be back to dirt on the low and sunny trails by Friday. Maybe even tomorrow.
    Seems like it's been much colder than predicted--here and there. Nothing melting here yet--not enough to matter.

    Things getting back to rideable there yet, or still a few more days?

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    MOAB in December?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356191396.573915.jpg

    I wouldn't make any trips down to ride at this point. It has indeed been colder than predicted. Attached is from our ride outta town this morning.

    It just hasn't been all that sunny and like you've said, Colder than predicted!
    Last edited by Jwind; 12-22-2012 at 09:06 AM.

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    bummer. Do you think the slick rock on amasa, and rock stacker will be clear? I'm assuming most of jackson's is snow packed and or glazed over in ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    It just hasn't been all that sunny and like you've said, Colder than predicted!
    The norm for mid December to mid January, if we get any moisture whatsoever, is for the actual highs to be 20-ish degrees below the predicted highs. Those 40s you see for the next few days on wunderground or weather.com are not to be believed. They always fail to take into account the inversion effect that is so common, provided we get significant moisture as we did early this week.

    The ski areas of Colorado are routinely warmer than Moab from mid-December to mid-January, again, provided we get moisture (hence the exception of last winter). Of course, we make up for it with our warm up beginning in February, while Colorado still gets dumped on.

    If you ever wake up and see a layer of very low "clouds" obscuring the rim above your house, or there is fog freezing out of the air, do yourself a favor, grab a camera, and drive to I-Sky or Deadhorse, where it will be much warmer and, well...
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    Cool photo.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfly View Post
    The norm for mid December to mid January, if we get any moisture whatsoever, is for the actual highs to be 20-ish degrees below the predicted highs. Those 40s you see for the next few days on wunderground or weather.com are not to be believed. They always fail to take into account the inversion effect that is so common, provided we get significant moisture as we did early this week.

    The ski areas of Colorado are routinely warmer than Moab from mid-December to mid-January, again, provided we get moisture (hence the exception of last winter). Of course, we make up for it with our warm up beginning in February, while Colorado still gets dumped on.

    If you ever wake up and see a layer of very low "clouds" obscuring the rim above your house, or there is fog freezing out of the air, do yourself a favor, grab a camera, and drive to I-Sky or Deadhorse, where it will be much warmer and, well...
    Awesome picture!

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    It was cold today with mixed conditions on amasa, rock stacker, jackson's.

    Amasa: dry rock with intermittent tracked out snow sections

    Rock stacker: mostly snow covered with intermittent dry rock, some glazed ice

    Jackson's: totally snow covered, but no ice, just dry powder about 1 to 2"

    No mud because it was so cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    It was cold today with mixed conditions on amasa, rock stacker, jackson's.

    Amasa: dry rock with intermittent tracked out snow sections

    Rock stacker: mostly snow covered with intermittent dry rock, some glazed ice

    Jackson's: totally snow covered, but no ice, just dry powder about 1 to 2"

    No mud because it was so cold.
    Nice Thinking of heading there this week for a day or so, but would like to see less snow...
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