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Snow on Memorial Day Weekend?!?!?! Yup!

Postby SteveB » Sat May 27, 2006 8:59 pm

Yup, cold front came in and dropped snow and hale all over the area! :) I headed down to Ebbett's Pass area, and got snowed on off-and-on all the way! From flurries in Washoe Valley (between Reno and Carson), to hale in Markleeville, to snow falling in Lake Alpine area! It was amazing! :D Even the normally dry Pinenut Range had a light dusting shortly after noon!

How was the weather in your areas? Snowy, didja get any snow in Mammoth this weekend?



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Postby Ranboze » Sun May 28, 2006 6:37 am

Yup, Mammoth got snow on Saturday. Roofs have a thin dusting this (Sunday) morning. It was a toasty 30 degrees as I was driving back from dinner at the Whoa Nellie. Think I'll head out to the Mono Craters area today for some short walks.

Yesterday, I finally hiked to the site of the 1974 Sierra Pacific Airlines Flight 802 crash in the Poleta area of Bishop. It was a gorgeous day in Bishop, but very windy. I had left the SD card for my camera in the laptop, so no photos... arrghhhh.

It's been awhile since Ive posted, because it's been awhile since I've been outdoors. Life definately threw a few screwballs my way the past several months, but things are getting back on track. I look forward to lots of hiking adventures this summer.
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Postby hikerduane » Sun May 28, 2006 8:05 am

It seems to me that about half the Memorial Day holidays involve cool or cold weather. I've had snow pellets on some bp trips and one trip it was nice all day, then about 5 in the afternoon a cloud came over and dumped on me. I was not set up in a good spot since the weather was supposed to be nice. I had to bring my ground cloth into the tent, and as I lay on my pad, I could put my arms out and they would float on the water running under my old Eureka tent.

The BMW motorcycle clubs used to come up here where I live for a rallye on the Memorial Day weekend but stopped because they would get some rain on the weekend. The first year that they moved it to Auburn, it rained there too.

Not too bad of a day on Saturday here, I had to replace the whole roof on my pump house from the top plate on up. It rained on me lightly some and even had some snow pellets at one time briefly. Gotter done though. Had the woodstove going all day with a little wood in it. On to working in the garden some today.
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Postby Skibum » Sun May 28, 2006 8:07 am

We even had a trace of snow in Grant Grove in Kings Canyon NP. Low last night was 27. Brrrr. Kept all the happy campers hunkered down. That was good. ;)
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Postby madeintahoe » Sun May 28, 2006 9:40 am

A Happy Sunny Morning to everyone :D We woke up to on Saturday morning about two inches of snow here in Meyers..on the South Shore of Tahoe...it was all melted by the afternoon. It is a beautiful morning here, sunny, with a few clouds and about 35 degrees, getting back to that warm weather we had looks like starting Tuesday, Wednesday.

Steve..I heard Ebbetts Pass was open...how much snow is in the area?
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Postby SteveB » Sun May 28, 2006 10:45 am

madeintahoe wrote:Steve..I heard Ebbetts Pass was open...how much snow is in the area?


Coming up from the Markleeville side Hwy 4 is clear with no snow anywhere up to that little house near the aspen groves at the top. The aspens up there still haven't awakened yet like they have further below. Kinney Reservoir is almost completely frozen over still, and the usual turnoff's up at the top still have drifts of 3-5 feet, with some rising well above the top of the Jeep. I couldn't even find the PCT trailhead turnoff up there! ;) The west/south side looks to have gotten a heavier layer of snow this winter, because it's still quite heavy there. Hermit Valley is peeking out, but Mosquito Lakes is still completely covered: the couple little summer homes there have drifts up to the rooves still! I hit the most falling snow yesterday afternoon just above Lake Alpine!
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Postby dave54 » Tue May 30, 2006 10:03 am

I had 2 inches in my yard Saturday morning. I got up early and dressed, and quickly ran outside to knock the heavy wet snow off my maples, honeylocusts, and boxelder saplings in my yard before the sagging branches, just recently in full leaf, broke (I raised them from babies! :crybaby: ).

My wife's flower garden did not fare well.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 30, 2006 12:14 pm

Ranboze! We were at Whoa Nellie Deli Saturday night! I wonder if we passed each other??? I saw your pics last night. We were driving in the same area after we left the mountain! (:)

We got a good dusting at 8,100'. The dandelions were filled with snow. :(

Saturday it was freezing, windy, sheets of ice from top to bottom (SnowDude slid all the way down, trying to dig his edge in, and his hands got hot from the friction). :retard: So we left to check out some of the roads by Hwy 120. Again, we might have passed you!

The snow softened up Sun and Mon on Mammoth Mtn. Pics later.
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Postby sierra cyd » Wed May 31, 2006 12:59 pm

yup yup yup
We did a 3 day backpack out of Wawona (Yosemite) and it snowed (more like soft hail) on us at the ranger station while picking up the permit in the morning (elev 4,000) and again late that afternoon when we were almost at camp (~6000 ft). It got really cold, too. Once it blew through in the evening it seemed to warm up a little. It built up on the ground an inch or so at 6,000 ft, but disappeared quickly when the sun broke through. I was just glad it wasn't rain since we were still hiking and hadn't set up camp yet! The rest of the weekend, the weather was perfect.
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