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Conditions for next week
October 22, 2004 01:06PM
<HTML>Hi Rick-

I'm heading out to Yosemite next Wednesday and staying for a couple of nights a Lower Pines. I've heard a lot about the snow the area has received recently and I'm wondering if you can give me an idea of what to expect at the campsite, as well as conditions on some of the trails. I wasn't planning on bringing snowshoes, but it sounds like that may be necessary now. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mike</HTML>





Albey
avatar Re: Conditions for next week
October 23, 2004 06:20PM
<HTML>I doubt you'll have snow on the Valley floor but there is another storm coming through this week so the higher trails should get another dusting or more.</HTML>

Re: Conditions for next week
October 25, 2004 11:56AM
<HTML>Rick- do you think there will be a need for snowshoes to do some of the longer hikes? Just want to make sure I bring what I need.

Thanks, Mike</HTML>
avatar Re: Conditions for next week
October 25, 2004 04:14PM
<HTML>Mike Albertson wrote:

> Rick- do you think there will be a need for snowshoes
> to do some of the longer hikes? Just want to make sure I
> bring what I need.

It certainly wouldn't hurt the bring them. There is a strong storm approaching:

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WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ABOVE 4000 FEET FR...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA

07 PM PDT MON OCT 25 2004

.A STRONG AND COLD STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. IT WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE INTERIOR
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS AND THE SIERRA TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.
SNOW LEVELS NEAR 5500 FEET WILL RAPIDLY LOWER TO 3500 TO 4000 FEET
OVER THE NORTHERN COASTAL MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AS A STRONG COLD FRONT
DROPS THROUGH THE AREA. SNOW LEVELS IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA WILL ALSO
DROP TO NEAR 4000 FEET BY MORNING...AND LOWER TO 4500 FEET SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 80 BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS GUSTING TO 60 MPH OVER THE
HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL CREATE AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY IN
BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER ONE FOOT ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE
4500 FEET IN THE INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS...WITH
SIMILAR AMOUNTS IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA. 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE SIERRA BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

MOTORISTS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS. CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE DEPARTING.

BURNEY BASIN/EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
SHASTA LAKE AREA/NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ABOVE 4000 FEET FROM 8 PM
THIS EVENING TO NOON PDT TUESDAY...

RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE THIS
EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT. SNOW
LEVELS WILL LOWER TO NEAR 3500 FEET OVERNIGHT. 12 TO 18 INCHES OF
SNOW IS LIKELY ABOVE 4500 FEET BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON...WITH 6 TO 12
INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW
WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SHOWERS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. LOCALLY
HEAVIER SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY.

$$

WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-

...WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 4500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8
PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PDT TUESDAY...

RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE IN
INTENSITY THIS EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
TONIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO 3500 TO 4000 FEET OVERNIGHT. 6
TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY ABOVE 4000 FEET BY TOMORROW
AFTERNOON...WITH 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 4500 FEET. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS
OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ACROSS THE RIDGES WILL CREATE
AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
TO SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOW IS
POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY.

$$

WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-

...WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 5500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM PDT TUESDAY...

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY. SNOW LEVELS THIS EVENING AROUND
6000 FEET WILL LOWER TO 4500 FEET BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO TWO FEET ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 5500
FEET BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 60 MPH
OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL CREATE AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY
IN BLOWING SNOW. LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS
TUESDAY. SNOW WILL DECREASE TUESDAY EVENING...BUT SNOW SHOWERS ARE
LIKELY TO CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.

$$

SG

EDIS-10-25-04 1544 PDT</HTML>

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