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Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...

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...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 03:07PM
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
300 PM PDT SUN MAY 8 2011

CAZ071>073-NVZ002-004-091200-
LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PORTOLA...SUSANVILLE...WESTWOOD...
SIERRAVILLE...LOYALTON...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TAHOE CITY...
TRUCKEE...MARKLEEVILLE...BRIDGEPORT...COLEVILLE...LEE VINING...
MAMMOTH LAKES...GLENBROOK...INCLINE VILLAGE...FERNLEY...FALLON...
LOVELOCK...SILVER SPRINGS...NIXON...IMLAY
300 PM PDT SUN MAY 8 2011

...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...

A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL SHIFT INTO THE REGION TONIGHT BRINGING
A FAST MOVING BAND OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS FROM HIGHWAY 70
SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE TAHOE BASIN AND ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN
CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL THROUGH THE
NIGHT WITH THE BAND TURNING TO ALL SNOW SHOWERS AFTER ABOUT
MIDNIGHT. SLUSHY SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO AN INCH IS POSSIBLE ON
ALL VALLEY FLOORS WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES IN THE TAHOE BASIN AND 2 TO 5
INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000 FEET.

MOST OF THE SNOW WILL FALL BEFORE SUNRISE...OUTSIDE OF MONO COUNTY
WHERE SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON. CHAIN
CONTROLS ARE POSSIBLE ON SIERRA PASSES TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY
MORNING...WITH SLICK ROADS POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE BEFORE SUNRISE. BY 8
AM ALL ROADWAYS WILL HAVE WARMED ENOUGH TO NEGATE ANY ADDITIONAL
IMPACTS.

$$
avatar Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 03:48PM
The models are also showing a good chance of another storm next weekend. What a year.
avatar Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 06:12PM
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eeek
The models are also showing a good chance of another storm next weekend. What a year.

Even weirder for this time of year, from the current Monterey (formerly, San Francisco) Bay Forecast Discussion:

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NWS-Monterey
SNOW LEVELS WILL LIKELY BE UNDER 4000 FEET LOCALLY WITH EVEN LOWER
LEVELS POSSIBLE DURING SHOWERS ON SUNDAY.
Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 09, 2011 12:14AM
Please, stop.
avatar Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 09, 2011 02:46AM
My only concern with rain this time of year in Yosemite, is if it is a warm rain, it could increase the snow melt too much and result in widespread flooding within Yosemite Valley. The best and safest precipitation right now is the cold variety that won't dramatically increase the snowmelt .
avatar Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 06:49PM
OK. 120 won't open til...say...August 14th and then only for two weeks.



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2011 06:49PM by mrcondron.
Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 07:35PM
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mrcondron
OK. 120 won't open til...say...August 14th and then only for two weeks.

By then they may be so tired of plowing that they'll just decide to forget the whole thing and go fishin' or something.
avatar Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 07:42PM
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mrcondron
OK. 120 won't open til...say...August 14th and then only for two weeks.

That works for Jim (tomdisco).
His trip is scheduled for 18-24 August.
Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 08, 2011 10:59PM
2 weeks better then none? Let's all plan for those two weeks.
Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 09, 2011 06:25AM
2" of new snow on the ground this morning in south Tahoe and it's still falling.
Re: ...WINTER MAKES A BRIEF RETURN TO THE REGION...
May 09, 2011 09:19AM
This is a long long Winter.
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