<p>It is still nice on the CDT in Salida late October.  Fix It Man and I are leaving out today.  However Oct 7th last year Steamboat had a foot of snow.  I would check the farmers almanac o.O</p>
<p>Matt<br>
<a href="http://worldwidesadventures.com">worldwidesadventures.com</a></p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Oct 20, 2012 12:08 PM, &quot;Ned Tibbits&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:ned@mountaineducation.org">ned@mountaineducation.org</a>&gt; wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

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<div>For those who live in the mountains, it is best if they pay attention to 
what is happening around them and tell the rest of us. Notice when the aspens 
turn color; watch the food-collecting habits of the squirrels and note how much 
they gather and how early; feel the depth of the first cold snap; see if the 
hibernating animals go in early; for those animals that grow a winter coat, how 
thick is it?; and so forth.</div>
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<div>Observers in the north may notice different signs than those in the south. 
Compare to the venerated National Weather Service...</div>
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<div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Calibri&#39;">Ned 
Tibbits, Director<br>Mountain Education<br><a href="http://www.mountaineducation.org" target="_blank">www.mountaineducation.org</a></div>
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<div><b>From:</b> <a title="blisterfree@yahoo.com" href="mailto:blisterfree@yahoo.com" target="_blank">Brett</a> </div>
<div><b>Sent:</b> Friday, October 19, 2012 10:29 AM</div>
<div><b>To:</b> <a title="cdt-l@backcountry.net" href="mailto:cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l@backcountry.net</a> </div>
<div><b>Subject:</b> Re: [Cdt-l] Warmer then average winter 
coming</div></div></div>
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    <td valign="top">I wouldn&#39;t start worrying about what next spring and summer 
      will look like at this point. El Nino is most often associated with a 
      shift in precipitation patterns along the west coast (wetter in the 
      Southwest - actually good for a nobo - and drier in the Northwest), rather 
      than specific temperature patterns, but in any case almost all the models 
      favor a weak or very weak El Nino pattern this winter. Doesn&#39;t mean 
      nothin&#39; at this point.<br><br>Brett<br> <br><br>--- On <b>Fri, 
      10/19/12, <a href="mailto:cdt-l-request@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l-request@backcountry.net</a> 
      <i>&lt;<a href="mailto:cdt-l-request@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l-request@backcountry.net</a>&gt;</i></b> wrote:<br>
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        <a href="mailto:cdt-l-request@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l-request@backcountry.net</a> 
        &lt;<a href="mailto:cdt-l-request@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l-request@backcountry.net</a>&gt;<br>Subject: Cdt-l Digest, Vol 61, 
        Issue 11<br>To: <a href="mailto:cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br>Date: Friday, October 19, 2012, 
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        Topics:<br><br>   1. Warmer then average winter coming (Peter 
        Sustr)<br><br><br>----------------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>Message: 
        1<br>Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:23:33 -0600<br>From: Peter Sustr &lt;<a>wlmailhtml:/mc/compose?to=petersustr@gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>Subject: 
        [Cdt-l] Warmer then average winter coming<br>To: <a>wlmailhtml:/mc/compose?to=cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br>Message-ID:<br>    
        &lt;CABwMwJPqfW7zMWGskEemFWcCJ40H+<a>wlmailhtml:/mc/compose?to=ztQQVpFHTyZvd1qDMBZtw@mail.gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>Content-Type: 
        text/plain; charset=&quot;windows-1252&quot;<br><br>Thinking ahead to my 2013 NOBO 
        hike.... water challenges<br><br><br>*Elusive El Ni?o challenges NOAA?s 
        2012 U.S. Winter Outlook*<br><br>October 18, 2012<br><br><br>The western 
        half of the continental U.S. and central and northern Alaska<br>could be 
        in for a warmer-than-average winter, while most of Florida might<br>be 
        colder-than-normal December through February, according to NOAA?s 
        annual<br>Winter Outlook announced today from the agency?s new Center 
        for Weather and<br>Climate Prediction in College Park, 
        Md.<br><br>Forecasters with NOAA?s Climate Prediction Center say a 
        wavering El Ni?o,<br>expected to have developed by now, makes this 
        year?s winter outlook less<br>certain than previous 
        years.<br><br>*Continued at: **<br><a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20121018_winteroutlook.html*" target="_blank">http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20121018_winteroutlook.html*</a>&lt;<a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20121018_winteroutlook.html" target="_blank">http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20121018_winteroutlook.html</a>&gt;<br>

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