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snow at yosemite

Postby don norton » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:37 pm

what is the snow fall for Yosemite this year. I know this is probably posted in the wrong forum but there were no topics like this in the weather forum.



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Re: snow at yosemite

Postby shebmeister » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:20 pm

Don,
Check it out for yourself w/ the yosemite webcams

http://www.yosemite.org/vryos/

-sheb
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Re: snow at yosemite

Postby maverick » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:57 pm

The last report said it was in the 125% of normal range.
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Re: snow at yosemite

Postby Rosabella » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:59 pm

Don, I asked the same question on one of the other forums, only my question was for the Sierra in general... not just Yosemite. I was given a Link showing the Average snow levels in the northern, central, and southern areas of the Sierra, and how this year compares to others.

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/snow/PLOT_SWC

Looks like (so far) the snow levels are above average, but not enough to be worrisome.... hopefully. But you're talking about taking your hike in late August, right? that should be fine.
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Re: snow at yosemite

Postby SPeacock » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:08 am

Even with a heavy snow fall, the passes should all be passable by end of July or 1st week in August. By mid June, snow will be at the 11,000 level (eastern side). End of July there will be snow and ice with many footprints on many of the routes with trails. It might be a bit of an adventure in some cases (in early season, it might be worthwhile to take a 50' hank of 1/4" line to lower packs down to a trail buddy) but if you follow the foot prints of those who have gone ahead of you. You will be fine.
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Re: snow at yosemite

Postby ndwoods » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:41 pm

I don't know, but I'm going skiing in Yosemite soon so I am happy to have the snow now...:)
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