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Re: Snow Totals

Post by Wandering Daisy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:23 am

https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/index.h ... rra_Nevada

I like this website because it gives an overall picture of snow. Below the maps are lists of the current 24-hour snowfall and total snow depths. It is a good supplement to the CDEC snow website.








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Re: Snow Totals

Post by maverick » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:08 pm

Mammoth Mountains has over 52 feet of snow! :eek:
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Re: Snow Totals

Post by rlown » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:18 pm

So August/September is the new Spring this year, I guess.

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Re: Snow Totals

Post by rightstar76 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:30 pm

Nice looking snowpack today at MK Valley:

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Re: Snow Totals

Post by Eiprahs » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:51 pm

To go along with WD's link, there is this:

https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/SierraSnowDepth/

Lots of fun panning around the state to see snow depths.
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Re: Snow Totals

Post by oldranger » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Looking at snow surveys near yosemite and the upper San joaquin drainage that water content of snowpack is about 80% of 2017 around April 1. of course spring and early summer temps and precipitation can change things dramatically but my guess is that areas should open up about 2 weeks earlier than 2017. So if you check out Daisy's pics in a discussion in the fishing forum those lakes she posted should be completely open on the dates of her pics taken in 2017. So if fishing Humphreys basin is your goal you probably want to wait until the last week of July at the earliest.
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SEKI Snow Totals 4/1

Post by maverick » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:36 pm

SEKI NP:
Monthly snow survey results are in, and sites within the parks have approximately 175% of the April 1 average water content. If you’re considering a wilderness trip this year, it’s not too early to start thinking about how this large snowpack will affect your plans, particularly in the early part of the summer. Some things to expect: challenging route finding, steep snowfields on passes, swift creek crossings, and delayed grazing opening dates.
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Re: Snow Totals

Post by ChapATL » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:14 pm

Looks like SEKI has revised their totals and dropped the number a bit. FB post now saying 141% of normal for 4/1. Wonder what caused the change?

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Re: Snow Totals

Post by rightstar76 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:55 am

Normally the April reading at that location is the final one of the year but this year they decided to conduct a fifth monthly reading at the site at the intersection of Highway 50 and Sierra-at-Tahoe entrance.
Sierra snowpack at Phillips Station: Cold, dense and 188 percent of average
http://southtahoenow.com/story/05/02/20 ... nt-average

How different from four years ago:
..."This historic drought demands unprecedented action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RAHcT7u7k4

Let's enjoy this year's snowpack - there may not be another like it for awhile.

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