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Re: New snowfall record

Postby markskor » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:46 am

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Awoke to 4 feet new this morning...taken from my 2nd story balcony.
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As soon a plow clears our drive, will post more...Mammoth today.
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Re: New snowfall record

Postby Jimr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:55 am

Looks like its quickly becoming your first story balcony :-)
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Re: New snowfall record

Postby markskor » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:19 pm

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Took a walk about town...Vons and Post Office - Mammoth
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Re: New snowfall record

Postby markskor » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:29 am

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Re: New snowfall record

Postby rlown » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:35 am

The Jeep is looking spiff!!
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Re: New snowfall record

Postby oldranger » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:06 pm

looks to me like you don't need the steps to get down to ground level!
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Re: New snowfall record

Postby Hobbes » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:42 am

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Mammoth just surpassed last year's season total:

2015-16 0 0 56.0 71.0 110.0 20.0 85.0 16.0 3.2 1.0 0 362.2
2016-17 0 10.0 19.0 75.0 245.5 14.0 - - - - - 363.5

There's another series of major storms on the way, so the next targets are these high snow years:

2008-09 0 10.0 26.5 120.5 63.0 144.0 62.5 30.0 11.5 2.0 0 470.0
2009-10 0 34.0 21.0 103.0 127 108.0 62.5 84.9 17.5 0 0 557.9
2010-11 0 10.0 88.0 209.0 29.0 92.0 177.5 31.0 27.5 4.5 0 668.5

When Andy & I began our JMT section hike last year on May 31 from Lamarck, the snow line was around 10.7k. Of course below that there was still plenty of snow (usually to around 8k), but above was complete 100% coverage.

This shot of Dana meadows is from 6/5/2010 - the first day Tioga opened. I remember parking up against a solid wall of snow that was still around 3-4' high.

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By the look of things, we could easily get to 470", and maybe over 500". If that's the case, then this photo provides a good idea of what to expect.
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Re: New snowfall record

Postby fishmonger » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:33 am

For those of you who remember/lived through previous winters like this one, how did 140% or more of normal translate into late summer/fall conditions? I've seen the 2010 snow (much less than now) and late July in the high country felt like mid June in dry years.

My guess is the melt will be pretty exponential once we hit July, but with these record amounts, won't some snow fields last late into the summer, possibly fall? I was planning on a fall trip this year, but I really want to take in the unusual amount of white stuff as well, so if fall will be dry as usual, I may need to change my plans.
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