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2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

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Re: 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Postby markskor » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:16 am

Awoke to clear skies but 6" of new heavy wet snow in town - 7,800 elevation - more above, turning lighter today as the cold front passes through with more new storms projected later. Stay tuned!
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Re: 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Postby TahoeJeff » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:27 am

We got about a foot over the last 24 hours here at lake level (6,200').
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Re: 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Postby markskor » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:44 pm

On this the eve of the winter solstice of 2015...(days will be getting longer soon enough)...lots of wet blowing snow and continuing - forecast same all this week too - Sierra. BTW, today Mammoth Mountain reported winds of 118 mph across the crest. Only one lift open...
Still, looking like a promising winter to come, starting tomorrow.
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Re: 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:39 pm

a warm storm. looks like it's more rain than snow.
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Re: 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Postby markskor » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:33 am

Awoke to 12" of champagne powder (over the heavy wet ice - remaining from the last storm) -
No wind and blue skies -
Heavy avalanche conditions, but...
a gorgeous X-Mas to all down below!
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2016 Tioga entry station reports.

Postby rlown » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:10 pm

As the http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?TES appears to be down (I alerted them; probably hit by lightning again), I now look at

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?DAN It's close enough to what is happening near the Tioga Entry station.

Looks good so far.. 50" on the ground with a WC of 11.80". Keep snowing, mother nature!!
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Re: 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Postby markskor » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:17 pm

Right outside, in town, Mammoth...more to come.
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