Is it winter?

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Re: Is it winter?

by TimB » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:22 pm

Winter has hit here, it appears.
First snow I have seen since before Thanksgiving.
Spooky.

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Re: Is it winter?

by lcarreau » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:48 am

TimB wrote:Winter has hit here, it appears.
First snow I have seen since before Thanksgiving.
Spooky.


"Turkey Vultures always vomit when they get nervous."

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Re: Is it winter?

by Princess Buttercup » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:43 pm

Still waiting here...

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Re: Is it winter?

by ExcitableBoy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:23 pm

It snowed over a foot where I live, 20 miles east of Seattle, over the last three days. 250,000 folks were without power, many do not anticipate having power restored for four more days. We went 24 hours without power so I feel lucky.

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Re: Is it winter?

by peninsula » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:27 pm

This latest system seems to be petering out towards the south. Initially, local forecasters were calling for up to 3 inches in the San Diego mountains, now it is down to an inch. Supposed to arrive tonight and be gone before Sunday... otherwise January is looking to be dry the remainder of the month. Bummer!

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Re: Is it winter?

by Marmaduke » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:41 pm

What's going on in The Sierra right now? A storm is going through and another behind this one. Shows 4 days of precipitation, but the storm is a bit warm. A mix of snow and rain, snow level at 7500 feet.

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Re: Is it winter?

by Princess Buttercup » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:25 pm

Raining in the town of Mammoth Lakes right now, whopping 1/2" accumulation reported by the Mountain at Main Lodge from overnight.

Light fuzz-out over Bishop Pass/Humphreys/behind Tom.

Otherwise, zzzzzzzzzz...

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Re: Is it winter?

by Bubba Suess » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:27 pm

I have about a foot of snow on the ground at my house, which is at about 4,000 feet. It is possible that a lot more than that came down but it was so windy that stuff didn't really stick for a while. Power stayed on but there were near white out conditions at time. There was a bad accident on I-5 between a tourist bus and a big rig. My two year old son had a blast sledding in our backyard. Tomorrow I am putting on the snowshoes and heading up the headwaters of the Sacramento on Mount Eddy.

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Re: Is it winter?

by peninsula » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:28 pm

Lionel wrote:Well, even 1" ain't bad. Better than nothing. In most of AZ, we've basically had nothing since early December. I think it will stay that way. If we don't get a big storm in February, I suspect we won't get anything until monsoon season.


Absolutely, and inch does count for something. Still, at the current rate of precip, it is looking like a dry year. One dry year out of three is a vast improvement over what we had the previous dozen. Assuming this year remains dry, I'll keep up hopes for next year. Nothing like a wild and wacky El Nino!

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Re: Is it winter?

by Marmaduke » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:41 pm

Bubba Suess wrote:I have about a foot of snow on the ground at my house, which is at about 4,000 feet. It is possible that a lot more than that came down but it was so windy that stuff didn't really stick for a while. Power stayed on but there were near white out conditions at time. There was a bad accident on I-5 between a tourist bus and a big rig. My two year old son had a blast sledding in our backyard. Tomorrow I am putting on the snowshoes and heading up the headwaters of the Sacramento on Mount Eddy.


Isn't the Shasta area receiving different storm fronts than Tahoe, and Tahoe different than Yosemite and Southern Sierra?,

Sorry MooseTracks about your lack of snow :( and wonderful ice climbing photos with Kurt!!

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Re: Is it winter?

by Bubba Suess » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:49 pm

Marmaduke wrote:Isn't the Shasta area receiving different storm fronts than Tahoe, and Tahoe different than Yosemite and Southern Sierra?


I have no idea, as I have only been following the local weather.

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Re: Is it winter?

by Princess Buttercup » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:52 pm

Thanks, schmarmy! I had a good time up Pine Creek Falls the other day, too, but the ice just wasn't challenging. A lovely scramble, actually. :)

I'm in full-on mocking mode to the weather gods: threatening to go climb something tomorrow, get the TOF washed today... :roll:

My skis are becoming bitter.

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Re: Is it winter?

by Josh Houser » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:04 pm

Snowmageddow is coming though melting all my wonderful snow. :( Now it's raining. :roll:

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Re: Is it winter?

by Princess Buttercup » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:03 am

They wouldn't be bitter if they were being skied anywhere with decent snow!

Actually, the pow skis are too new to be bitter. They don't know about the fun yet! :D

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Re: Is it winter?

by Marmaduke » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:23 am

It has been POURING for about 6 hours now in the Bay Area. If the temp drops..... shit pot full of snow in the Tahoe Basin.

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