Snow and Cold this weekend

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Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by Harlen » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:24 am

Here's the coming weather, forecast this morning on the NOAA site- Tuolumne Meadows station:

Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30
mph.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. West wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20
mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15
mph.

Here's hoping for a nice, cold, snowy winter.

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Re: Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by maverick » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:44 am

Hope so, last one turned out to be a dud.
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Re: Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by JayOtheMountains » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am

B R I N G

I T ! ! !

I'll be starting an Eastern Sierra to Central Nevada road trip! Coming from warm, sultry, sunny Southern California this abrupt change is certainly welcome. BRING IT! Bring on winter! Gimmie some cold!

(its going to be a dry winter. low snow. cold temps. skiing is going to suck. get over it.)

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Re: Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by c9h13no3 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:42 am

JayOtheMountains wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am
(its going to be a dry winter. low snow. cold temps. skiing is going to suck. get over it.)
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Re: Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by Wandering Daisy » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:29 am

NWS long term forecasts are for wetter and colder to the north; drier and warmer to the south which means there could be a big difference in southern Sierra vs. northern Sierra. The stormy weather coming in this week is mainly north. I do hope I am wrong and it slides south too.

A while back (I cannot remember the exact year) it snowed early, then they re-opened Tioga Pass in December (or January?) when I was driving back from climbing a Joshua Tree. I think they were more inclined to do a bit of winter plowing then if they could reopen the pass; probably not done now.

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Re: Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by dave54 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:44 am

Somewhat sad to see summer end, although we need the moisture.

Brought the snowblower out of mothballs and got it ready. Put the lawn furniture and garden kitsch away. Still holding out on the tire swap until we see how this storm develops.
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Re: Snow and Cold this weekend

Post by c9h13no3 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:21 am

Storm delivers! Up to a foot in Lake Tahoe, Ebbetts Pass Snotel sensor showing 14"!
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