MD holiday foul weather again? | High Sierra Topix  

MD holiday foul weather again?

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!
User avatar

MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby SSSdave » Tue May 13, 2014 11:32 am

Today is May 13 with the Memorial Day weekend starting May 24 or 10 days out. Latest NWS 10 day forecast now is showing a possible classic holiday foul weather situation setting up for we outdoor enthusiasts over that period. In the past, a usual scenario is a forecast especially by TV and media weather people, that down plays chances of any serious stormy weather during the week preceeding the weekend, then suddenly on Friday after most people have already hit the road, start changing their tune for the worse.

THE LATEST ECMWF KEEPS TEMPERATURES SEASONABLY COOL FOR THE WEEK
OF MAY 19TH WITH ONSHORE WINDS AND CYCLONIC FLOW ALOFT. THE 10 DAY
FORECAST IS NOW OUT TO AROUND THE BEGINNING OF MEMORIAL DAY
WEEKEND AND RIGHT ON CUE SHOWS UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES WITH
SHOWERS OVER THE SIERRA (BUT DRY OVER THE BAY AREA).


Something to consider while making plans especially for what seems numbers here that are fascinated by getting up into melting snows of the high country. This person is not going to be in the Sierra but rather on an extended road trip up in the peaking lush redwoods and coastal areas of Humboldt and Del Norte counties. For me this is good news because the last thing I want within understories of big forests is contrasty boring sunny weather but rather cloudy diffuse light weather.



User avatar
SSSdave
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1965
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Silicon Valley
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby maverick » Tue May 13, 2014 11:45 am

Perfect, read this last night, now I am seriously considering going out Thursday (5/22).
Usually do not like going out during a holiday weekend, but with some weather moving
in I may not be able to resist. :unibrow:
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8038
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue May 13, 2014 12:22 pm

Probably working Memorial Day weekend, so instead I'm taking this Friday off to head up to Kings Canyon. So it works out perfectly for me.
User avatar
TehipiteTom
Founding Member
 
Posts: 814
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:42 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby schmalz » Tue May 13, 2014 1:13 pm

Thanks for the post Dave. I'll be keeping a close eye on the forecast.
User avatar
schmalz
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 460
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 9:18 am
Location: Altadena, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby TahoeJeff » Tue May 13, 2014 2:46 pm

It seems like it snows/rains every MD weekend here in Tahoe.
User avatar
TahoeJeff
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 619
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:03 am
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby orbitor » Tue May 13, 2014 3:24 pm

Dave, where on the NWS site can one find the 10-day forecast? Maybe I'm blind.
Connect, Learn and Climb: Sierra Mountaineering Club
http://www.sierramountaineeringgroup.org
User avatar
orbitor
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 114
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:36 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby Shawn » Tue May 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Thanks for the info Dave.
User avatar
Shawn
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:56 pm
Location: Paso Robles, Ca
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby freestone » Wed May 14, 2014 5:48 am

The Dweebs are calling for high pressure, offshore conditions. There will be some flip flopping before the holiday no doubt.
User avatar
freestone
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 571
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:42 pm
Location: Santa Barbara
Experience: Level 1 Hiker


Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 10 guests