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Sierra snow

Postby WyomingSummits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:38 am

Looks like the Sierras
are getting ready to see an apocalyptic snow event. The moisture in that storm is massive.
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:53 pm

Gonna be warm tho.

Yosemite just warned that they might close the park if they get flooding due to the expected rainfall/snowmelt this weekend.


Couple feet in the past 24 hours up here in Tahoe:
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby MCGusto » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:34 am

In Oakhurst right now, at the southern rim of Yosemite, and it's raining like crazy. Snow level appears to be around 7-8000 feet. Fingers crossed on getting up towards Badger Pass and Glacier Point by Friday via x-country skis. There was patchy snow up till round Fish Camp two days ago, but it's been raining pretty solid since then... Will report later in the week.

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Re: Sierra snow

Postby 96avs01 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:26 am

Too F'N warm!
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:28 am

Yosemite is going to get a metric asston of rain this weekend

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Re: Sierra snow

Postby Scott M. » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:34 pm

Two feet here in Aspendell (8450') in the last 30 hours. Local center suggests avi danger is high for the area.
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:49 pm

Hearing rumors that Yosemite will be closing to visitors Friday at 5pm and will be hard closing all park entrances roads on Saturday at 5pm


Couple feet on the ground from the first storm at 7k here near Heavenly, we'll see if the 2nd round brings snow or rain

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Re: Sierra snow

Postby MCGusto » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:10 pm

Fedak may be correct... Just noticed a 'new' pop-up emergency statement on Yosemite's website stating they are preparing for a possible flood of the valley. Today looks bright and clear in Oakhurst. Yesterday in the valley the Merced looked great, and the I've never seen so many waterfalls coming off the cliffs. More rain/snow in the forecast for tonight....

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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Here's the official Yosemite announcement:
https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/all ... 500-pm.htm
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby MCGusto » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:35 am

Yeah... The ranger told us on the way into the park today. Unfortunately, they also prematurely closed Glacier Point Road - there had been no significant weather since yesterday when it was open - and so our hopes of cutting some turns up past Badger Pass were done. We did attempt to find a "winter trail" from Chinquapin Creek that was noted on the "Yosemite Winter Trails Map," but were unsuccessful. Given all the fallen trees and lack of snow over the past couple of years, I wonder if that trail even still exists.

Ended up x-country skiing near Fish Camp, which turned out pretty ok, despite the hoards of people at the snow play area just beyond the Yosemite boundary. (We went elsewhere).

That being said, the high country (8000ft.+) looks to be well coated in white pow... Curious to see what this storm brings, along with the remainder of winter.

Mammoth looks freakin' epic right now with reported storm totals nearing 7+ feet in the past two days at the summit...

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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:38 am

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Re: Sierra snow

Postby Deb » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:01 am

Mammoth has been getting hammered all week. Today was a heavy wet continuous dump at Canyon Lodge. Even snowed a few inches in Bishop. The 395 between Bishop and Mammoth is completely covered, 4WD or chains is necessary.
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby lcarreau » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:46 am

^^^ I like the wet stuff better than the dry stuff --- easier to make snowballs ... :wink:
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:31 pm

Today is a massive slushfest.
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Re: Sierra snow

Postby fedak » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:47 am

No significant damage to Yosemite Valley

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Yose ... 843545.php
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