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Weather Service Advisory
July 09, 2008 06:22PM
I would guess this will Yosemite Valley also.
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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
345 PM PDT WED JUL 9 2008

CAZ071>073-NVZ002-003-101200-
/O.NEW.KREV.AS.Y.0001.080709T2245Z-080711T1900Z/
LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PORTOLA...SUSANVILLE...WESTWOOD...
SIERRAVILLE...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TAHOE CITY...TRUCKEE...
MARKLEEVILLE...BRIDGEPORT...COLEVILLE...LEE VINING...
MAMMOTH LAKES...GLENBROOK...INCLINE VILLAGE...SPARKS...VERDI...
GARDNERVILLE
345 PM PDT WED JUL 9 2008

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT FRIDAY FOR
MUCH OF THE SIERRA NEVADA AND FAR WESTERN NEVADA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED AN AIR STAGNATION
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT FRIDAY.

SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED SMOKE PRODUCTION FROM FIRES OVER NORTHERN
AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COMBINED WITH LIGHT WESTERLY WIND FLOW WILL
INCREASE SMOKE AND HAZE LEVELS OVER THE SIERRA NEVADA AND FAR
WESTERN NEVADA THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO
BELOW TWO MILES AT THIS DURING THIS PERIOD...AFFECTING LOCATIONS
SUCH AS LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...SUSANVILLE...RENO...CARSON CITY...
BRIDGEPORT...AND MAMMOTH LAKES.

SHOULD SMOKE AND POLLUTION CONDITIONS BECOME SEVERE ENOUGH...THE
WASHOE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MAY ISSUE AIR QUALITY ALERTS FOR
THE RENO-SPARKS AREA.

AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY INDICATES THAT DUE TO LIMITED MIXING
OF AIR ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA...POLLUTION AND SMOKE MAY INCREASE
TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD
FOLLOW THEIR PHYSICIANS ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH HIGH LEVELS OF AIR
POLLUTION.
Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 09, 2008 06:42PM
How long is this expected to last? Am battling hubby over our 10 y.o. recent head injury which includes skull fracture concussion. Has to wear a C-collar for 3-4 weeks which would mean it coming off 1 week before vacation at best.We are expected to check in 7 27/08. Camping at TM + hiking to wherever extended family (teen/older) group wants to go...and we've taken some pretty good day hikes over the years - glen aulin, dog lake, elizabeth, spiller, even hiking the toloumne upstream a couple of miles, just past the foot bridge is a big concern for me given the extent of the injury. I even wonder about hanging around Tenaya given the altitude and such. Everything is a concern to me given the uneven hiking and campground paths, altitude, etc. If there is considerable smoke, I worry this may also exacerbate things (decreased oxygen levels?) Hubby thinks it's no big deal, "just work it out". Would anyone else be concerned about the altitude level changes ?(we live in San Diego area) I know I always err on the side of caution (I'm a mom, that's what we do best ;-), but why not especially in this circumstance???? We did Yosemite with a 15 y.o. seven months out of back surgery, so I really don't feel like I'm being "overzealous". If anyone has similar experiences to share, I'd sure like to hear. Thanks,



Post Edited (07-09-08 20:27)
Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 09, 2008 06:50PM
I live at Tahoe and its been off and on here. Right now its especially bad. I would hope it'll be over by the 27th. but there's no way to tell for sure. I'd suggest wait until closer to your check-in date and see how it goes.
Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 09, 2008 10:45PM
mellowyellow said
>Would anyone else be concerned about the altitude level changes?(we live in San Diego area)<
I'm recovering from a major brain surgery I had in Feb. 08 (8 hour craniotomy to remove a "baseball" size benign meningioma brain tumor.) My neurosurgeon said I had no restrictions as far as altitude goes and Tuolumne Meadows was fine to go camping at. My skull is going to take a year to heal, so I can't fall either or it'll mean big trouble. Maybe 10 y.o. could wear a bike helmet while hiking. Not sure of the impact the air quality might have. I live in the San Diego area, too. Best wishes to all of you.



Post Edited (07-11-08 00:38)
Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 11, 2008 07:28AM
Rebecca wrote:

> mellowyellow said
> >Would anyone else be concerned about the altitude level
> changes?(we live in San Diego area)<
> I'm recovering from a major brain surgery I had in Feb. 08 (8
> hour craniotomy to remove a "baseball" size benign meningioma
> brain tumor.) My neurosurgeon said I had no restrictions as far
> as altitude goes and Tuolumne Meadows was fine to go camping
> at. My skull is going to take a year to heal, so I can't fall
> either or it'll mean big trouble. Maybe 10 y.o. could wear a
> bike helmet while hiking. Not sure of the impact the air
> quality might have. I live in the San Diego area, too. Best
> wishes to all of you.
>

>
> Post Edited (07-11-08 00:38)

Thanks Rebecca, we saw a neuro dr. yesterday and they said pretty much same thing as far as camping, altitude etc., but yeah, another fall or head bump right now would not be good even with a bike helmet. A new issue came up which may mean very limited or no hiking pending test results.

So are you going to Tuolumne Meadows this year? I wish you all the best in your recovery :-)
avatar Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 11, 2008 04:23PM
It sure looks bad today.

Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 11, 2008 09:19PM
How so? I worry about the affects of lightening and thunderstorms.
avatar Re: Weather Service Advisory
July 12, 2008 12:28AM
The Turtle Dome camera showed nothing but thick haze in the Valley all day. A few good drenching thunderstorms would be a good thing right now.

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