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First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:56 am

Snow levels down to 7500ft predicted for this weekend, which I presume would be accompanied by a temporary closure of all of the seasonal passes if the storm hits that far north.

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/l ... X&etn=0000
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby CClaude » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:50 am

And I hope that theclimbers in Yosemite take note. May not be snowbut freezing rain is worse. I have two friends who were planning on El Cap ( Dawn and the Verm) and I hope that they take note.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Vitaliy M. » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:03 am

Seems like a glorious weekend in the forecast for Yosemite Valley. Great temperatures, no rain.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:00 am

120 and 108 closed this evening.
89 and 4 appear to be open.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr120

SR 120
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM CRANE FLAT TO 5 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /TIOGA PASS/
(TUOLUMNE, MONO CO) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN
ALTERNATE ROUTE

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr108

SR 108
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY (TUOLUMNE CO) TO THE
TUOLUMNE/MONO CO LINE /SONORA PASS/ - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE
ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Kahuna » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:16 pm

The Whites behind my house got somewhere in the 4-6" range as well the Sierra Crest west of Bishop. Temps are supposed to go back up today into the high 70's low 80's. I imagine that the passses will reopen today sometime through next weekend when the next series of fronts start coming through according the long range GFS.

All in all it was a very refreshing day yesterday with the lower temps and morning rain.

Farmers Almanac is calling for a wet Nov-Dec-Jan here in the Eastern SIerra so best get out there and get it before the pattern gets consistent and the passes do close for the season.

The Eastern Sierra Crest from my front yard yesterday around noon:
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Deb » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:29 pm

Caught the first snow on San Jacinto yesterday! Began right at noon, and by 2PM there was 3" at Little Round Valley Campground. So cool!
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:38 pm

Nothing in Tahoe at lake level or at 7k. Looks like Jobs/Freel got a dusting above 9k.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby butitsadryheat » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:01 pm

A5RP wrote:The Eastern Sierra Crest from my front yard yesterday around noon:
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That view really sucks, Chief :wink: Bastard!
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby SierraSummits » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:39 am

Snow was 6+ inches above 12k feet and melting fast below 10.5k.

Here's a shot at Gilbert lake:
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:39 am

We had snow in the Spring Mts just 15 miles west of Vegas, 4" at about 9000'.

I was in the Hualapai Mts S of Kingman AZ, saw a bit of snow on ground at 7500', but the snow was mainly melted by afternoon. The San Francisco Peaks far to the east (near Flagstaff) looked pretty snowy.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:31 am

First major storm due to hit Tahoe on Monday:
http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/l ... V&etn=0009
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:27 pm

Coming down hard here in Tahoe
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:33 pm

All 4 seasonal passes (120,108,4,89) are closed.
I-80, 50, and 88 are all R2 (Chains)
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:32 pm

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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:12 pm

60 Degrees again by this weekend
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