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First Snow This Weekend and Record Low Temps

Postby rightstar76 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:27 pm

I just read a special weather statement from the Sacramento office of the NWS. This Friday may be one of the ten coldest September 15ths in history. The last times September 15 was colder than normal was in 1977 and 1986 according to NWS. NWS is also warning that it may snow as low as 6500 feet in the northern Sierra.

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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:32 pm

I guess I better bring extra clothes this weekend. We got snowed on 9/20/05 and 9/19/04. :(
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:00 pm

WAIT! I am not ready for snow yet!!!!!!!!
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Postby SSSdave » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:38 pm

Ought to kick aspen groves into fall change mode while they are still robust enough to handle a brief cold snap. ...David
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Postby giantbrookie » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:07 pm

I recall a spectacularly cold weekend September 1986, because I took my wife (or, rather wife-to-be; it was about 2 years before we married) on her first Sierra backpacking trip. It was supposed to be this leisurely fall stroll in Little Lakes Valley. It was so cold that we watched as one lake started freezing over in mid afternoon in full sun. Fishing became impossible as all line guides iced up (again in mid afternoon) and the spinning reels became clumps of ice. I've been on a number of cold fall trips, but that one stands out. My notes say we were in there Sept. 20 and 21 (a few days after the 15th) and it was still amazingly cold.
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