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MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby SSSdave » Tue May 13, 2014 10:32 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.



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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby maverick » Tue May 13, 2014 10:45 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:
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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue May 13, 2014 11:22 am

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.
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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby schmalz » Tue May 13, 2014 12:13 pm

Thanks for the post Dave. I'll be keeping a close eye on the forecast.
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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby TahoeJeff » Tue May 13, 2014 1:46 pm

It seems like it snows/rains every MD weekend here in Tahoe.
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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby orbitor » Tue May 13, 2014 2:24 pm

Dave, where on the NWS site can one find the 10-day forecast? Maybe I'm blind.
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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby Shawn » Tue May 13, 2014 4:42 pm

Thanks for the info Dave.
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Re: MD holiday foul weather again?

Postby freestone » Wed May 14, 2014 4:48 am

The Dweebs are calling for high pressure, offshore conditions. There will be some flip flopping before the holiday no doubt.
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