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Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby David Senesac » Tue May 22, 2012 5:09 am

I notice the NWS long range forecasts for the coming holiday weekend are talking about a trough setting up across the north and central parts of the state with snow showers through Saturday. In the old days there were several years where such a forecast was a sure kiss of death haha. Each time instead of pushing east, a trough would surprise forecaster and just sit on top of the Sierra for two or three days making myriad car campers and backpackers bail back to lowland motels from constant snow showers above 6k with chilly unpleasant temps. So is the jinxter back again this year?

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/forecast.php

Saturday jet stream forecast:

http://virga.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_pac_h120_00.gif

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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Greg Enright » Wed May 23, 2012 6:45 am

Yep, I can remember plenty of snowy Memorial Day weekends. One year, I made the best of it by hiking the Owens River Gorge from the Crowley Lake Dam down for a few miles. I would highly recommend that hike to anyone looking for a little adventure, as there is no trail and the place is very wild.

Yosemite Valley can be really spectacular with clouds dancing around the huge granite walls too.

There are other great spots to explore while the high country gets a little snow. I suppose there are even folks who look forward to a little of the white stuff.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Deb » Wed May 23, 2012 11:00 pm

It was pretty windy and weird last year this weekend, and 2 years ago we had a damn blizzard in SoCal. =8O
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby simonov » Thu May 24, 2012 11:57 pm

Forecast looking good for this weekend in San Gorgonio! Image

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... tType=text
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby fedak » Fri May 25, 2012 7:44 pm

Whiteout in the Carson Valley- not sticking tho.

We're supposed to get a couple inches above 7k with this storm.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Stu Brandel » Fri May 25, 2012 9:25 pm

A Blast of cool canadian air and 30+ mph winds has made the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan a bug free zone! I am loving it!
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Scott M. » Fri May 25, 2012 11:08 pm

Light snow in Aspendell right now, too, but it isn't sticking either.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Luciano136 » Sat May 26, 2012 1:05 am

I'm just going another weekend. Gas is too expensive to get stuck in crappy weather :)
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Greg Enright » Sat May 26, 2012 2:04 am

Sonora Pass and Tioga Pass are closed now due to snow.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Greg Enright » Sat May 26, 2012 2:20 am

Stu Brandel wrote:A Blast of cool canadian air and 30+ mph winds has made the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan a bug free zone! I am loving it!



I just had to look up the Porcupine Mountains. Looks pretty cool. Gotta get out there someday.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Sun May 27, 2012 3:27 pm

Amazing: one day of wind and snow and y'all turn tail. LOL

BBQ at Bishop Lakes tonight. :) :) ;)
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Bob Burd » Sun May 27, 2012 3:41 pm

Weather's pretty nice in Cambria, for what it's worth... :-)
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Clark_Griswold » Sun May 27, 2012 5:28 pm

Seems like of the last 5 Memorial Day Weekends I have had in AZ, only 1 was not ruined by cold, snow, or extreme winds and now dust. Something about the "official start to summer" jinxes the weekend.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby fedak » Sun May 27, 2012 8:50 pm

Think that was hopefully the end of winter. Got a couple inches at 7k and its mostly melted by now.
Forecast is for 80 degrees on Wed.

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Re: Memorial Day weekend...FOUL weather jinx ?

Postby Noondueler » Sun May 27, 2012 9:38 pm

COMIN' THROUGH!
This badboy was taking the express over the SF North Bay to the high country yesterday.
We got nothin' but cool temps and big clouds.
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