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Snow

Postby markskor » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:25 am

FWIW, snowing right now in Mammoth Lakes...some sticking.
Looks like the summer season has turned white.
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Re: Snow

Postby rlown » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:21 am

the HWY 203 webcams are showing snow on your mountain (towards the bottom of the page):

http://www.thetroutfly.com/crowleycam.html

Looks to be clearing now.
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Re: Snow

Postby maverick » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Should not be around to long, temps will rebound going back into the 70's by Sunday
during the day, and into the 30's at night.
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Re: Snow

Postby quentinc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:34 pm

It actually rained hard in Los Angeles for about 30 minutes, which is semi-shocking this early in the fall.
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Re: Snow

Postby BrianF » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:22 am

This snow will probably melt off, but north facing aspects of peaks and high passes will probably retain the dusting for quite a while
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Re: Snow

Postby freestone » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:31 am

Going over Taboose on Monday, hoping for Indian Summer conditions.
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Re: Snow

Postby balzaccom » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:58 pm

Sonora Pass was closed last night at Kennedy Meadows for snow...
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Re: Snow

Postby freestone » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:41 am

Just got back from Bench Lake via Taboose. On Taboose last Monday, everything was dusted with 1 to 3 inches. On Friday, all had melted at the pass, but the peaks and terrain with lots of shade was still holding the snow. Conditions for the week were Indian Summer clear skies with light winds out of the west. Ice was in the water bottle a couple of mornings with frost on the grass but as soon as the sun cleared the ridge, the air warmed quickly and all the down feathers I had been wearing was shed to shorts and short sleeves. That was yesterday, sounds like the up coming week will be unsettled.
BTW, upper Taboose canyon fall colors were really showing, lower in the canyon, the colors were still green. After next week's storm, maybe the lower canyons of the Eastern Sierra will start to show.

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Re: Snow

Postby rlown » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Next strorm means we need to plan the winter trips. skis and bindings and other appropriate gear in hand. I know i'm off late Dec through the first of Jan. Fishing might be out unless we have a real cold snap for drilling, but still an epic adventure.

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