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Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 06:58PM
It's just a little more than a month until plowing starts on Tioga Road. Yeaaa!
avatar Re: Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 07:07PM
In what alternate universe?
avatar Re: Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 11:23PM
szalkowski wrote:

> In what alternate universe?

This one. Plowing starts April 15th.

avatar Re: Tioga Plowing
March 12, 2009 12:02AM
eeek wrote:

> szalkowski wrote:
>
> > In what alternate universe?
>
> This one. Plowing starts April 15th.
>

Weather gods trump Park Service.
[Newspaper headline on 16 April: Earthquake Flurries Cause Two Hundred Inches of Snow to Fall on Yosemite in First Half of Month.]



Post Edited (03-12-09 00:16)



THE YOSEMITE POST
Voice of the Rocky Marmot Empire
avatar Re: Tioga Plowing
March 12, 2009 12:24AM
Well, of course, there is that.

Re: Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 07:13PM
Am I not correct that Tioga plowing usually begins on April 15th?
avatar Re: Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 07:25PM
I did not know that there was a set plow/open date for Tioga; it was my understanding that it was conditional to the amount of snow. I don't recall that even Glacier road has a set open date (correct me if I am wrong) (as if I need to state this!)

B
avatar Re: Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 07:27PM
It is a year-to-year determination which all depends on the weather, snowpack, avalanche danger, etc.

From the amount of snow that has been showing on the Tioga webcam, I'm very skeptical that they will begin by that date even if no more storms come through (unless it turns unseasonably warm).

Here is a link to the opening/closing dates since 1933:
http://www.monobasinresearch.org/data/tiogapass.htm



Post Edited (03-11-09 19:34)



THE YOSEMITE POST
Voice of the Rocky Marmot Empire
Re: Tioga Plowing
March 11, 2009 10:56PM
I finally found where I had seen the starting date for plowing. Sorry if I caused any confusion.

This is from the official Yosemite site:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tiogaopen.htm

"Clearing of the Tioga Road begins on or about April 15 each year and usually takes between one and two months. Predicting when the road will open is not possible, even in late spring, because weather in April and May can affect plowing progress significantly."
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