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09 Mar 2017 04:53

I've never tried snowshoes.  I guess they're good in tight places where skis are in the way, but I imagine I would feel very restricted without skis where skis allows you to just slide effortlessly.  Uphill I guess skis vs shoes isn't a big deal, at least not with skins attached to the skis.  Sometimes I use skins to go more or less straight downhill rather than doing slalom.  Most of the time, though, I just ski in the forest in machine made tracks.
This is the 12th season of my automatic snow depth gauge, and I might get a new record for the lowest maximum snow depth for a season, despite an early start of the snow season this autumn.  Today the depth is 40 cm, the highest this winter.  The record low is 48 cm, there's not much more snow in the forecast, and spring is approaching with dryer and warmer weather.  Easter is late this year, so perhaps it will be hard to find good cross country skiing in Oslo this year. :/  It's been a somewhat lousy winter, though just enough 100 meter uphill from here to give acceptable skiing except a couple of weeks in December.
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09 Mar 2017 06:24

Along the Alps in Italy ski season was barely saved by artificial snow. Almost perfect, durable, but nonetheless in poor quantity. It was a bit disturbing to see some of well known mountain profiles not being capped by snow.
The problem for spring and summer ahead will be surely water. Basins which normally are full this year have not enough water, with practically nil precipitation throughout the past season.

In central Italy unfortunately, bashed by earthquakes and abnormally abundant snow, the issue seems the inverse, high risk of flooding for basins.
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09 Mar 2017 08:46

A few days ago, Minnesota had its earliest tornado ever, which frighteningly touched down a few miles north of me. No one died, but a few houses were demolished.
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18 Mar 2017 01:26

This thread is a little old now, but I'm surprised to see my local weather being discussed on the SE forums  :)
This last summer I climbed the mountain (Shuksan) visible in that video of the artists point road! There certainly was an unusual amount of snow at lower elevations this year.
 
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18 Mar 2017 03:01

tehsauce wrote:
Source of the post This thread is a little old now,

There are no 'old threads' in this forum.

See this quote from the Forum Rules:

Please note that "necro posting" (posting in a thread that has been inactive for a long time) is allowed and is preferable to creating a new thread on the same subject.
 
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18 Mar 2017 03:36

tehsauce wrote:
Source of the post This last summer I climbed the mountain (Shuksan) visible in that video of the artists point road!

That is totally rad!  I hope you'll share some pictures! :)  I want to climb Shuksan too someday, though I'll probably do Adams first.
 
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18 Mar 2017 15:17

Here's a 360 photo I took at the top https://goo.gl/photos/aiqgANvce3n7dv7a7
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