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Rather depressing

Postby whrdafamI? » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:27 pm

Not sure what section to post this in so move it if need be. Came down 395 this morning from Bishop. Hardly any snow up there on the mtns. Probably no real surprise. Fire season is going to be a real son of a ****.
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby robow8 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Yeah, we need to pray, rain-dance, cast spells, or whatever else you might do to get some precipitation.
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby rlown » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:04 pm

It is pretty sad. the current pic from the bishopweather.com site:

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Storm is supposed to hit this weekend.
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:20 pm

Always interesting to look through these. If someone took the time to download all of their archive images from Mineral King you could do a time lapse of the whole year for 6 years.

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Re: Rather depressing

Postby rlown » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:27 pm

:crybaby: needs no words but..
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby robow8 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:06 pm

Looks like a big, wet storm is moving in for the weekend! \:D/
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby ERIC » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:14 pm

robow8 wrote:Looks like a big, wet storm is moving in for the weekend! \:D/


Mostly from the San Joaquin River Watershed upward to the north. 7,500ft base elevation for snow predicted. It's a warm one, with little moisture for the driest parts of the state. :(
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby dougieb » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:11 pm

Very interesting to see the different years at Mineral King. Even though this will be a warm storm, we have had so little precipitation I am happy to see it in any form, snow, rain, meteorites, etc.

If anyone is curious, I read this snowpack report the other day that says we are at 12% of normal at Echo Summit in Tahoe area. Average throughout the state is 25% of normal. www.water.ca.gov/news/newsreleases/2015 ... owpack.pdf
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby freestone » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:46 pm

If you are looking for some optimism, the storm will be dumping most of it's moisture at night so that will help counter the low snow levels, and if you believe in fantasy charts, February and March are above average for precipitation. This season those charts have always started out wet, and became drier with each run.
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby joshuacourter » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:00 pm

Bummer to see so little snow for sure. Temps are supposed to be in the low 70s once the storm passes. Not good for keeping snow around [emoji20] February and March are still ahead so hopefully it changes.


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Re: Rather depressing

Postby whrdafamI? » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:24 am

Hate it when I'm right about the fire season. Bishop area is already getting a taste of what's coming. In reality it has never left.
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Re: Rather depressing

Postby ndwoods » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:14 pm

Ok, should look better now! Our average rainfall in Santa Cruz is 30 inches/yr. The last 3 years we have had about 15...drought...but this year we are up to 24 roughly after this weekend...wahoo! Come on Sierra snowpack!
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