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How much snow fell this week from the storm?

Postby DAVELA » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:01 pm

Please report snow coverage if youve been up in the Sierra this week.Nice storm has hit and im headed up at end of week for snowshoeing between bishop and mammoth.Thanks.



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Re: How much snow fell this week from the storm?

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:44 pm

China Peak resort is reporting 27-38 inches base (7000') to peak (8700'). My father recorded a good 18 inches on the other side of Huntington Lake overnight Sunday.
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Re: How much snow fell this week from the storm?

Postby John Dittli » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:30 am

1' here at 7,200 feet, 6" in Bishop as of yesterday, 40" mammoth pass. Thick and unconsolidated on a ski up McGee yesterday. Settled quite a bit over night, should be pretty good by week's end.
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Re: How much snow fell this week from the storm?

Postby SSSdave » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:16 am

For remote backcountry sites go to CDEC and under SNOW check their remote site pages.

For ski resorts check snowcountry.com for California.
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Re: How much snow fell this week from the storm?

Postby lambertiana » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:22 pm

Check the snow survey report, showing snow water content and percent of average April 1 snowpack, for a number of back country snow sensors:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/snowsurvey_sno/PAGE6

Since I live in the valley just below Mineral King, I always like to look at the webcams at Mineral King (7800'):

http://www.mk-webcam.net/
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Re: How much snow fell this week from the storm?

Postby John Dittli » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:30 pm

Skied the Mammoth Crest today. Probe depths were 3-4 feet at 10,000'. Solid 2 feet in the trees. The snow settled considerably, trail breaking was only about boot high. Snowshoeing should be quite good from any of the high canyon trailheads.
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