Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Be Careful out there..

Post general questions and discuss issues related to climbing.
 

Postby CClaude » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:17 pm

lcarreau wrote:Please tell some of those storms to dump some white stuff in Arizona.

We're in a world of hurt if it doesn't dump on the cactus really soon !!!


Watch what you wish for, 2' of snow with 50mph winds will make life fun tonight.
User Avatar
CClaude

 
Posts: 1547
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:37 am
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Thanked: 66 times in 39 posts

Postby lcarreau » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:30 pm

CClaude wrote:
lcarreau wrote:Please tell some of those storms to dump some white stuff in Arizona.

We're in a world of hurt if it doesn't dump on the cactus really soon !!!


Watch what you wish for, 2' of snow with 50mph winds will make life fun tonight.



I know ... I had to put the hood back on my parka.

Hope I have enough yule logs and spiced eggnog to get through this !!!

:shock:
User Avatar
lcarreau

 
Posts: 4046
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:27 pm
Location: Court of the Crimson King, Arizona, United States
Thanked: 843 times in 637 posts

Postby TheOrglingLlama » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:19 pm

lcarreau wrote:
CClaude wrote:
lcarreau wrote:Please tell some of those storms to dump some white stuff in Arizona.

We're in a world of hurt if it doesn't dump on the cactus really soon !!!


Watch what you wish for, 2' of snow with 50mph winds will make life fun tonight.



I know ... I had to put the hood back on my parka.

Hope I have enough llamas and spiced eggnog to get through this !!!


Image :mrgreen:
User Avatar
TheOrglingLlama

 
Posts: 735
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:49 pm
Location: Llama Lland
Thanked: 94 times in 56 posts

Postby Andinistaloco » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:42 pm

lcarreau wrote:
CClaude wrote:
lcarreau wrote:Please tell some of those storms to dump some white stuff in Arizona.

We're in a world of hurt if it doesn't dump on the cactus really soon !!!


Watch what you wish for, 2' of snow with 50mph winds will make life fun tonight.



I know ... I had to put the hood back on my parka.

Hope I have enough yule logs and spiced eggnog to get through this !!!

:shock:


Blizzard warning. Great. It's nasty as hell out there.

...maybe I'll go climb Agassiz. :wink:
User Avatar
Andinistaloco

 
Posts: 6333
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2002 2:32 am
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, The Great Southwest, United States
Thanked: 68 times in 42 posts

Postby eferesen » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:50 pm

This weekend I am definitely going up. Perhaps I will see you there...

Andinistaloco wrote:
lcarreau wrote:
CClaude wrote:
lcarreau wrote:Please tell some of those storms to dump some white stuff in Arizona.

We're in a world of hurt if it doesn't dump on the cactus really soon !!!


Watch what you wish for, 2' of snow with 50mph winds will make life fun tonight.



I know ... I had to put the hood back on my parka.

Hope I have enough yule logs and spiced eggnog to get through this !!!

:shock:


Blizzard warning. Great. It's nasty as hell out there.

...maybe I'll go climb Agassiz. :wink:
User Avatar
eferesen

 
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:05 pm
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:23 pm

Will definitely be out playing this weekend, also. Keep an eye out for the orange.

-L 8)
User Avatar
Princess Buttercup

 
Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:13 pm
Location: Bishop, California, United States
Thanked: 456 times in 245 posts

Postby The Chief » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:22 pm

MooseTracks wrote:Will definitely be out playing this weekend, also. Keep an eye out for the orange.

-L 8)


Where?

The latest 12Z GFS Runs for this weekend:
Image
Image
Image
The Chief

 
Thanked: time in post

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:00 pm

Jimini, look at the wind spikes! Good times.

Chief, PM me, but local.
User Avatar
Princess Buttercup

 
Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:13 pm
Location: Bishop, California, United States
Thanked: 456 times in 245 posts

Postby Gak Icenberg » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:09 pm

TheOrglingLlama wrote:
lcarreau wrote:
CClaude wrote:
lcarreau wrote:Please tell some of those storms to dump some white stuff in Arizona.

We're in a world of hurt if it doesn't dump on the cactus really soon !!!


Watch what you wish for, 2' of snow with 50mph winds will make life fun tonight.



I know ... I had to put the hood back on my parka.

Hope I have enough WEASELS and spiced eggnog to get through this !!!


Image :mrgreen:
:D
User Avatar
Gak Icenberg

 
Posts: 208
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:24 am
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
Thanked: 2 times in 2 posts

Postby lcarreau » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:25 am

TheOrglingLlama wrote:
Image :mrgreen:



Yes, don't we all wish we had enough llamas to get us through the week!

:shock:
User Avatar
lcarreau

 
Posts: 4046
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:27 pm
Location: Court of the Crimson King, Arizona, United States
Thanked: 843 times in 637 posts

Postby mountainvoodoo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:58 am

About 20 inches of really low water content snow here in Tahoe at lake level. Chief is right, looks like the storms for Thursday Friday will move south, but longer range shows a significant system moving in next Saturday through Wednesday.

These new systems will be warmer and thus higher water content. The recent very dry snow, sitting on some very hard underlying layers combined with potential loading of the new heavier snow could produce some significant activity. Plenty of wind loading as well from this recent storm.

The cold snap we will get the next couple of days will limit the bonding of this recent storm.

It will be interesting to see what activity occurs in the next few weeks. Keep this dry weak layer in mind for some time to come.

Be careful.
User Avatar
mountainvoodoo

 
Posts: 244
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:07 am
Location: Tahoe, California, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Postby peninsula » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:39 am

Here in Pine Valley, CA, at 3,750 feet, temp is 41 with average winds out of the N and gusty up to 25. Started raining around 5:30 this morning and within 12 hours brought 2.85 inches! Although it is not currently raining, more is expected tonight, maybe the heaviest yet. With the next system not far away, SoCal is looking at serious mudslide potential. Exciting stuff.
User Avatar
peninsula

 
Posts: 1688
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:10 am
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Thanked: 68 times in 43 posts

Postby mountainvoodoo » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:03 am

Yep. Just as we thought

SAC - 12/12/09

Deep slab instability is expected to occur in below treeline areas as the October 19 facet layer and possibly the November 22 thin rain crust/facet layer become overloaded by significant accumulation of higher density new snow during the next 24 hours. A variety of weak layers are known to exist near treeline and below treeline in the lower and middle portions of the snowpack near and above 7,000' on NE wind protected NW-N-NE aspects throughout the forecast area. These weak layers vary by location and individual slopes, taking the form of either basal facets (Sierra Crest and Carson Range), facets on top of the early October basal ice mass (Sierra Crest and Carson Range above 8,600'), and as small faceted crystals on top of the thin Nov 22 rain crust (Sierra Crest only up to 9,000'). Stability tests and fracture propagation tests performed over the past several days indicate that significant avalanche activity is possible below treeline once these weak layers become overloaded and snowpack failure occurs. This is a situation that is unusual for this region. Backcountry travelers cannot afford to be lulled into a sense of security below treeline at this time.
User Avatar
mountainvoodoo

 
Posts: 244
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:07 am
Location: Tahoe, California, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Previous

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.