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Re: Labor Day weather and smoke forecasts

Postby balance » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:55 pm

Thank you very much for your reply regarding smoke in the Sierra Nevada. I spoke with a Yosemite ranger today who said that the air quality in Northern Yosemite has been clear. I'm thinking that might be a good bet for a Sept. 2 through Sept. 9 hiking trip.

On a larger scale, some might think these conditions are just normal weather cycles. I think part of this smoke problem is a sorry consequence of the disrespectful things we are doing to our Mother Earth.


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Re: Labor Day weather and smoke forecasts

Postby Hobiekitty » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:29 am

From my house in Crowley Lake, it is the clearest day in the past month - no smoke anywhere - we had quite a wind storm yesterday that finally cleared out all the smoke in the surrounding areas - Ritter and Banner are smoke free - whether it lasts through this weekend remains to be seen...
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Re: Labor Day weather and smoke forecasts

Postby SSSdave » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:14 am

With breezy weather from the low pressure trough pushing through, I abandoned plans to drive up Friday though because wind was forecast to calm Sunday evening into a slack period Monday, considered driving up to Tioga Pass Sunday afternoon and working areas Monday morning for dwarf bilberry and arctic willow. However did not trust the Monday calm forecast and indeed, the cold front moved in more vigorously and will linger longer. Thus the better calm will be from later Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning after flows from the east disconnect from the cool air that poured into the Great Basin. Hence will stay home and entertain working in something the following weekend since it is now looking in the long range to have westerly fair weather flows with light winds and I have the option of taking a day of PTO for a longer weekend making the long drive more worthwhile.
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Re: Labor Day weather and smoke forecasts

Postby frozenintime » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:13 pm

I just returned from a week around the north/south lake area.

it was clear and perfect to us, but perhaps your needs for photography are more specific.
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