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Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:35 pm

Monsoonal flow starting up, thunderstorms with dry lightning storms possible:

NWS Forecast:

THE WILL PROVIDE A S MID LEVEL FLOW WHICH WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR MONSOON MOISTURE TO MOVE NORTH ACROSS MUCH OF CA.
OPERATIONAL MODELS AND ENSEMBLE MEANS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THIS SCENARIO. HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS MAY START MOVING INTO CA THURSDAY. FORECAST PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES INCREASE TO 1.0 INCH BY 00Z SATURDAY. THE INITIAL SURGE OF MOISTURE WILL BRING A CONCERN FOR DRY LIGHTNING STORMS OVER THE SIERRA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL BE PROBABLE OVER THE SIERRA AS MODELS CONTINUE WITH THE MONSOON FLOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

Great, more wildfires. :(
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Re: Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:44 pm

Will continue on into Wed, and possibly longer.
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Re: Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby RichardCullip » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:58 pm

maverick wrote:Monsoonal flow starting up, thunderstorms with dry lightning storms possible:

NWS Forecast:

THE WILL PROVIDE A S MID LEVEL FLOW WHICH WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR MONSOON MOISTURE TO MOVE NORTH ACROSS MUCH OF CA.
OPERATIONAL MODELS AND ENSEMBLE MEANS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THIS SCENARIO. HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS MAY START MOVING INTO CA THURSDAY. FORECAST PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES INCREASE TO 1.0 INCH BY 00Z SATURDAY. THE INITIAL SURGE OF MOISTURE WILL BRING A CONCERN FOR DRY LIGHTNING STORMS OVER THE SIERRA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL BE PROBABLE OVER THE SIERRA AS MODELS CONTINUE WITH THE MONSOON FLOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

Great, more wildfires. :(


I'm planning to be up in the Cottonwood basin for the July 1st Golden Trout Opener next week. Looks like I should be prepared for rain.
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Re: Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby dandaman49 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:55 am

I'm heading to Bishop on the 27th and am planning on doing the North Lake/South Lake loop over the next week. Looks like its scattered thunderstorms the whole time :(

Looking like its anywhere from 20% to 40% chance of precipitation in aspendell, any advice on what I should expect?
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Re: Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:37 pm

Just be prepared for occasional showers, maybe hail, and time all your passes for earlier in the day, thunderstorms normally hit in the afternoon, though depending on the strength of the monsoonal flow, they could start earlier, keep an eye on the skies.
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Re: Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:30 pm

I have done extensive backpacking and climbing in the northern Rockies where the weather report will be similar, every day from July to mid-August. If you do not go out on a trip because of this, you would simply stay home most of the backpack season. These type of storms are pretty predictable- series of storms, lasting about an hour each, one early to mid-afternoon, one guaranteed to wreck your dinner meal, and one bedtime storm, clearing by about 10PM. Next, day, same thing.

Have gear capable of withstanding heavy rain, hail and wind. Be very careful of where you set up camp - have good drainage and stay out of low spots. Do some detailed planning so that you go over passes in the mornings. Getting soaked is miserable; getting hit by lightning on a high pass is not an option if you want stay alive! This time of year, it should not slow you down too much, because it is light nearly at 4:30 AM! Just get up at dawn, and start each day by 6:30 so that you can get camp set up before most of the storms. Bring some entertainment for in-tent time during storms.
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Re: Weather Alert 6/25-6/28

Postby dandaman49 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks for the advice
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