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Snow on the way.

Postby JM21760 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:24 pm

WINTER STORM WARNING

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
309 PM PST SAT DEC 24 2005

...TWO STORMS TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THIS CHRISTMAS WEEKEND..

.UNSETTLED WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT AS TWO
STORMS ARE POISED TO AFFECT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE FIRST ONE
WILL SPREAD RAIN ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL
INITIALLY BE HIGH...FROM 7000 TO 8000 FEET. COLDER AIR WILL MOVE
IN SUNDAY...LOWERING SNOW LEVELS TO 5500 TO 6500 FEET. A SECOND..
STRONGER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW
WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES AHEAD OF THIS STORM. SNOW LEVELS WILL
LOWER TO 4500 TO 5000 FEET WITH A COLD FRONT MONDAY MORNING.
PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SHOWERS MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES
ON THIS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS WEATHER.

CAZ068-069-251115-
/O.UPG.KSTO.WS.A.0005.051225T1200Z-051226T2000Z/
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.W.0006.051225T1400Z-051226T2000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
309 PM PST SAT DEC 24 2005

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 12 PM PST
MONDAY..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 12 PM PST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

RAIN WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT. RAIN WILL MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO
SNOW OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS SUNDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME
HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO
6000 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY
MORNING...WHEN SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AS LOW AS 5000 FEET. 2 TO 3
FEET OF SNOW IS LIKELY ABOVE 7000 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING...WITH UP
TO A FOOT ABOVE 5000 FEET. STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20
TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 60 MPH OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL
CREATE NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MONDAY
AFTERNOON.



:nod:
Looks good for a White Christmas!



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Postby Skibum » Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:05 am

Hopefully it will drop farther south! :nod:
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Postby SteveB » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:28 am

Well, news just said up to three feet in the upper elevations, one foot at lake level (Tahoe)!! Woo-hoo!! :D Got the work on the Jeep done today (just before the rain), so I'm aheadin' up to the moutains in search of that one perfect photo that'll make me a bazillion dollars! :D
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Postby JM21760 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:14 am

Steve, do tell, upon your return. Inquiring minds want to know.
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Postby madeintahoe » Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:42 am

It started snowing here in Meyers at about 10:00 last night...we got at our house 5 inches of new snow this morning...it is snowing lightly right now, there was a little sun and blue skies a bit ago. It is very beautiful the trees are frosted with fresh clean white snow.
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Postby SSSdave » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:31 pm

Monday Dec 26 now. My ski area got 2 to 3 feet from the storm. But hold on to your wool caps folks. The NWS is now forecasting the annual Christmas through New Years Sierra storm burial ceremony. Storm Wednesday is supposed to be stronger and a bit cooler. And then. And then And then the whopper comes in late Friday into Saturday. The forecasters are not too confident on the timings though. In any case by this time next week, we skiers ought to in deed be happy for New Years!

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Postby SteveB » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:04 pm

JM21760 wrote:Steve, do tell, upon your return. Inquiring minds want to know.


Crap, Crap, Crap! :angry: New problem with the Jeep today that I don't have the equipment to fix, so it's going into the shop in the morning! *sigh* I've gotta get this under control! I've missed just about all of the nasty weather this season! :crybaby:
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Postby Skibum » Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:13 pm

Has anyone skied Kirkwood yet?
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More on the way.

Postby JM21760 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:49 pm

SSS, ain't it the truth? Between Xmas and New Year's always seems to be the dump week. I know, I used to work at Inn by the Lake on South Shore. 100% occupancy, and not a single one of em' knew how to drive in snow.
Steve, sorry about the Jeep. Always something, isn't it?
Skibum, if I could, I would've been to Kirkwood already, but that doesn't help you very much. Sorry.


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
347 PM PST MON DEC 26 2005

CAZ071>073-NVZ002-003-005-271130-
LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PORTOLA...SUSANVILLE...WESTWOOD..
SIERRAVILLE...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TAHOE CITY...TRUCKEE..
MARKLEEVILLE...BRIDGEPORT...COLEVILLE...LEE VINING..
MAMMOTH LAKES...GLENBROOK...INCLINE VILLAGE...SPARKS...VERDI..
GARDNERVILLE...EMPIRE...GERLACH
347 PM PST MON DEC 26 2005

...FLOODING POSSIBLE FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND..

A SERIES OF WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SIERRA AND
WESTERN NEVADA DURING THE REST OF THE WEEK. SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW
AHEAD OF THESE SYSTEMS WILL BRING SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE
REGION ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY. HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH EACH SYSTEM WITH HIGH SNOW
LEVELS LIKELY FROM TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

THE SOIL IS ALREADY SATURATED AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OR SNOWMELT
WILL CAUSE RIVERS AND STREAMS TO RISE. THE SUSAN RIVER AT
SUSANVILLE IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE ON WEDNESDAY IF
HEAVY RAIN OCCURS IN THE BASIN ABOVE SUSANVILLE. RISES ON
ADDITIONAL RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND.

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES NEAR RIVERS...STREAMS...AND WASHES IN THE
EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE FLOOD
POTENTIAL FROM WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28TH...AND AGAIN THIS WEEKEND
FROM SATURDAY DECEMBER 31ST THROUGH MONDAY JANUARY 2ND. THEY
SHOULD BE ALERT FOR QUICK RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS AND BE
PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS.

$$
O'HARA/MJD


Looks like a wild week. Just need to cool it off a bit more.
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Postby Skibum » Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:54 pm

No worries JM,

Looks like with this next system coming in, it's going to be good. Looking at the live webcam, it looks good now. I'm chomping at the bit to get some turns, so I'm going to head up next week.
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Postby SteveB » Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:55 pm

Skibum wrote:Has anyone skied Kirkwood yet?


News tonite reported 30 inches at Kirkwood! :D But it looks like it'll get a lot more tonite and in the coming days! Woo-hoo!

Snowshoe'ing to come, baby, snowshoe'ing to come! :drool:
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Postby JM21760 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:05 pm

Must be a SEKI thing Skibum. My brother in law always came up from Three Rivers to ski the Wood. Did I ask you already, does Wolverton ski area still exist near Lodgepole?
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