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Tuolumne Meadow Conditions 1/25

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:29 pm

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Yosemite NP:
New snow: 77 inches
Total settled snow depth: 116 inches (at 8,600 feet)
High temperature: 35°F (January 18)
Low temperature: -10°F (January 24)

We live in a world of extremes up here in Tuolumne Meadows. We have seen record drought. Now we have seen record snowfall. Within a mere three weeks we have measured 207 inches of snow and 20.25 inches of water here in Tuolumne Meadows. The annual average precipitation for Tuolumne is 27.89 inches of water! As a result of this stormy weather and snowpack, our world has been a bit small lately. We have been like ants moving snow back and forth, tunneling around Ranger Camp. Yesterday however, the sun was shining and we skied some wonderful powder before it warmed up and became gloppy. Today, we embark on our snow surveys. We are very excited to see not only the results of our surveys, but what these storms have left behind in their wake. So far, it looks as it should: the Sierra Nevada, indeed!
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Re: Tuolumne Meadow Conditions 1/25

Postby SSSdave » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:55 am

Thanks Maverick. Had read that on a Yosemite web page. 9.6 feet deep is going to take significant time to melt down this late spring.

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