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7-2 to 7-5

Postby oldranger » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:24 am

Markskor and I have decided not to do our planned 4 day e. Side trip due to actual and predicted rain and thunderstorms both during the day and night.

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Re: 7-2 to 7-5

Postby rlown » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:29 am

bummer, guys.. probably a smart move though.
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Re: 7-2 to 7-5

Postby ianrb » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:40 am

Is this because you believe it will be bad enough to the point where it is unsafe? Or more because it will just be wet and miserable? We have a trip planned and are currently assessing the situation.
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Re: 7-2 to 7-5

Postby SSSdave » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:33 am

Reads like it will wind down after Friday with 4th fireworks courtesy of Mother Nature then just some clouds into Tuesday then sunny later in the week. 3 of us are hiking out from the Coldwater Creek TH over Duck Pass Friday evening and will then be about Fish Creek areas all week. Am all packed with carrying weight about 68 pounds.

Hanford NWS Thursday am

FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT. HIGHS 85 TO 95 AT 5000 FEET...69 TO
79 AT 8000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.
LOWS 60 TO 69 AT 5000 FEET...50 TO 60 AT 8000 FEET.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT. HIGHS 84 TO 94 AT 5000 FEET...
68 TO 78 AT 8000 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.
LOWS 58 TO 68 AT 5000 FEET...48 TO 57 AT 8000 FEET.
.SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS 82 TO 92 AT 5000 FEET...66 TO
76 AT 8000 FEET. LOWS 56 TO 66 AT 5000 FEET...46 TO 56 AT
8000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 79 TO 89 AT 5000 FEET...63 TO
73 AT 8000 FEET.
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Re: 7-2 to 7-5

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:43 am

Is this because you believe it will be bad enough to the point where it is unsafe? Or more because it will just be wet and miserable? We have a trip planned and are currently assessing the situation.


Go one your trip, just be prepared for possible thunderstorms and hail, time your passes for earlier in the day. Old ranger is retired, so he has the luxury to reschedule starting dates, lucky him. :nod:
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Re: 7-2 to 7-5

Postby oldranger » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:44 am

Mostly because wet and miserable. But the only campsites at our destination are on a ridge under the only trees in the area. There has been substantial lightning in the area and predictions are for even more over the next few days. The prospect of many hours in a tent just isn't 'appealing. Been there done that.
Dave the predictions have been 30% past few days and the pattern of the storms have been ok. But clouds and precip have significantly increased the last 24 hours in Mammoth and the forecast seems more threatening thru the weekend.

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Re: 7-2 to 7-5

Postby ianrb » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:07 am

maverick wrote:
Is this because you believe it will be bad enough to the point where it is unsafe? Or more because it will just be wet and miserable? We have a trip planned and are currently assessing the situation.


Go one your trip, just be prepared for possible thunderstorms and hail, time your passes for earlier in the day. Old ranger is retired, so he has the luxury to reschedule starting dates, lucky him. :nod:



Good to know. Just wanted to make sure the veterans didn't see something in the forecast that I didn't. Have my pack in the car ready to go (fully loaded with rain gear and dry spare clothes). The real struggle will be waiting until the clock strikes 5!
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