by Princess Buttercup » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:09 am
by Kahuna » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 am
by KathyW » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:36 pm
by Kahuna » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:15 pm
KathyW wrote:It looks like two different types of measurements.
Snow water content/equivalent at a certain date is not the same as the number of inches that have fallen during a season.
Mammoth is also just one location; so not a complete picture.
by asmrz » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:44 pm
by Princess Buttercup » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:08 pm
asmrz wrote:Me think that the various statistical models are just that. What is of interest to climbers and hikers are not models and tests at various places, but visual observations. Look at Moose Tracks photos, they show what is really there. Whitney east side looks to be in late June mode. There is much less snow this year in the Sierra, than last. The lack of snow fall for at least the last two or three winters is starting to show everywhere.
Regarding Mammoth Mountain measurements, as early as February, there were bare spots visible on the upper mountain (visual observations), while their marketing department was telling everyone how great and deep the snow cover was. Marketing is funny thing, at times the reality is totally different..
So be prepared for extremely early spring/summer hiking and climbing season in the Sierra this year, starting in late April or early May.
by Kahuna » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:13 pm
by SpazzyMcgee » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:49 pm
Kahuna wrote:I recall that the Spring's of 87-91 were far worse than these last two. Did lots of BC climbing in May/June of those years when access to those areas was far easier than the last two years.
Like I stated, this is NOT an uncommon scenario for many that have been frolicing them Sierra for several decades.
by Kahuna » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:00 pm
...but maybe the marketing department tracked out what they were claiming themselves.
by Princess Buttercup » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:15 pm
by Vitaliy M. » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:17 pm
by Kahuna » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:00 pm
Vitaliy M. wrote: But supposedly Jan and Feb had the least precip since they begun to measure it(?).
by mrchad9 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:23 pm
by Kahuna » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11 pm