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 Post subject: Winter returning...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:26 am 
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Not quite sure when yet, but the forecasts are finally looking better. Chance of precit late this week or this weekend, with heavy chances early next week. Very cold with snow levles 'round 2000-2500....

Question is, if this comes in as cold as planned, and as gradual as planned, are we going to be looking at significant weak points in the snowpack due to the difficulty in bonding to the hard freeze showing up first thing in the morning on most aspects? Supposed to be a bit of wind early on which will only make things worse due to difficulty in bonding to the old snow. Probably be a bit sketchy for a little longer than usual after the first few snows.... Just mumbling aloud... Guess have to wait and see since this is still a week away at best guess...

Anyway, can't wait for Winter Part 2 to start.... Crossing my fingers...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:41 pm 
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Nice, dfinn! Will you give us an update Saturday night?? Please??


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:58 pm 
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SanFrantastico wrote:
Nice, dfinn! Will you give us an update Saturday night?? Please??


you betcha, that's what I'm here for.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:13 am 
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As of 11pm there's about 4" - 6" on tahoe's west shore measured in the Sunnyside parking lot. 3" - 4" in my driveway in Incline. Still coming down hard with no wind, nice light snow.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:05 pm 
it was really good at Mt. Reba.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:28 pm 
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the TR is coming right? :D


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yup


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:24 pm 
Holy shit, the foothills are covered in snow. Go get yours!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:25 am 
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3-4 feet of bottomless 5% pow on Saturday around Donner Summit. Deepest snow I've ever toured in.

Pretty stable snowpack too. A large cornice chunk naturally dropped in Judah's east bowl and didn't run far or release anything at all.


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 Post subject: Holy Shit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:40 am 
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Check this WARNING!

A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE FIRST COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TONIGHT WITH RAIN SHOWERS IN THE VALLEYS AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS. GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO 2000 FEET IN SHASTA COUNTY AND 4000 FEET IN THE SIERRA SOUTH OF LAKE TAHOE.2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT.

THURSDAY WILL HAVE A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS...HOWEVER AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE EASTERN VALLEYS AND FOOTHILLS. SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS. THE SECOND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. THIS FRONT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TO THE VALLEYS. SNOW LEVELS BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SNOW SHOWERS MAY FALL IN THE LOWEST VALLEYS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY IN AREAS AS LOW AS 1500 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT.

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH MORE MOUNTAIN SNOW AND VALLEY THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN VERY LOW THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

Unbelievable. Conditions should be amazing!!! (again)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:15 pm 
Snow was great this morning in the Mt.Rose area. Be aware that there are some wind slabs forming. DFinn and I were surprised to find winds out of the N/NW loading crusty S/SE faces.

On a N/NE chute we had some wind slab formation at the top, as well as some sluff. We descended safely, and the snow was great.

On a SE face there was wind slabs on top of icey crust. On the ridge above it we experienced shooting cracks, 20' X 20' slab displacement, a whumpf or two, and a dog caused a small cornice to fall which displaced a small slab below it. We backtracked and did not descend that face. Chose a relatively unloaded SW treed area instead. Again really nice snow.

This was in the Mt.Rose area all above 8k'.

Be aware out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:18 pm 
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Umm. That was my post above FWIW. How'd I become guest?

EDITED TO ADD:
There was a small avy outside Sierra at Tahoe today. Fortunately looks like nobody is missing.
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=16350
http://www.kcra.com/news/7820620/detail.html


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:57 pm 
This report is good as well.

http://td.us.publicus.com/article/20060308/ARCHIVES01/60308001


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