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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Clark_Griswold » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:43 pm

3 to 5 feet of new snow forecast for the Sierra, or around Tahoe and north. A Christmas Miracle?
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Clark_Griswold » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:59 pm

A joke, Rick. The Christmas Miracle sentence was a joke. Yes, 3 to 5 feet is hardly a super impressive storm. It's normal. The timing of it being the weekend and a few days before December 25th prompted me to refer to it as a "Christmas Miracle".
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:42 pm

> Shoveling 3-6 feet of 1-2 ratio snowfall in 36 hours or less. Old and totally no "Joke".

Amen to this. Shoveling once a storm is fine- shoveling once an hour gets very old very fast.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Clark_Griswold » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:33 am

I remember the heavy wet snow we had in Flagstaff in January of 2010 when the snow was "Sierra like", with a very high moisture content, falling fast, and falling deep to about 5 feet over that long stormy few days. It was fun to see, but I wouldn't like that as a normal event, many times a winter. Even though Flag and the San Francisco Peaks normally get a heavier snow than Utah or Colorado's western slope, it is a relatively dry continental snow compared to most of California.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Princess Buttercup » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:20 am

The Chief wrote:Why is it a miracle??

blah blah blah blather


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I'm just glad my skis aren't glowering at me from the wall rack anymore. Been too long waiting!

C_G, I remember that snow in Flag. It was a joy to continue across 40 to NM... :roll:
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Clark_Griswold » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:01 am

MooseTracks wrote:
C_G, I remember that snow in Flag. It was a joy to continue across 40 to NM... :roll:
Sarcasm?
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Princess Buttercup » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:15 pm

The Chief wrote:
Let's hear it for another intenet expert!



Who needs snow when I can practice the magic art of shoveling with all the piles of bullshit you leave behind?


Clark, sorry! Not sarcasm: I was driving to meet a friend for New Year's in NM when that storm rolled in. -20deg at night out there, but El Morro NM for New Year's was gorgeous!

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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Clark_Griswold » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:15 pm

I see from the Whitney board webcams that there is substantial snow down to the valley floor in front of Williamson, and in the Alabama Hills. No rain ruining the totals today. Should be a pretty image once the clouds clear off Williamson.
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