[Cdt-l] postholer

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Thu Jan 24 14:06:58 CST 2008

The postholer has been updated recently so you can look at the data 
compared to any date. The default is April 1, but there is a dropdown 
menu at top to select different dates. Plus, the bars act as convenient 
links to the snotel sites, where you can find more info.

Still, I think that this page is most useful & more visual (which is on 
one of the links that Ginny provided below):
Which leads you to maps like:


Jim and/or Ginny Owen wrote:
> The postholer is fun to look at, but not nearly as helpful for 
> understanding what is  happening on the ground as the NRCS snow data 
> pages.  ftp://ftp.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/data/snow/update/mt.txt   
>  ftp://ftp.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/data/snow/update/co.txt
> http://www.mt.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/data/current.html etc.  (There are 
> several NOAA links are on our links page.)  Postholer tells how the 
> snow relates to an April 1 average ,while the NOAA sites tell how the 
> current snow levels relate to normal current levels.  Different issue 
> until you get near April 1. 
> Ginny
> http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/
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>     Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:04:44 -0800
>     From: dishjad at yahoo.com
>     To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>     Subject: [Cdt-l] 2008 CDT hikers list
>     Cadence,
>     Ladyface and I are planning CDT thru hike this year, watching the
>     CDT postholer data daily and for now are thinking southbound is
>     going to be the way to go, subject to change with future snows. 
>     Looks like another buddy from back east that thru-hiked AT may
>     join us, Packman, would love to have some company starting out and
>     especially through grizz country...we're thinking appx June 15
>     start date from Glacier as of now.
>     You can reach me offline at dishjad at yahoo.com
>     <mailto:dishjad at yahoo.com>.
>     CDT08, woo hoo!! 
>     Rabbit
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