View Poll Results: When will Tioga Pass open ?

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  • On or before April 30th

    0 0%
  • May 1st to May 8th

    1 14.29%
  • May 9th to May 16th

    1 14.29%
  • May 17th to May 24th

    0 0%
  • May 25th to May 31st

    0 0%
  • June 1st to June 8th

    4 57.14%
  • June 9th to June 16th

    2 28.57%
  • June 17th to June 24th

    0 0%
  • June 25th to June 30th

    0 0%
  • After June 30th

    0 0%
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  1. #11
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    Something you don't often see - right now, I-80, US-50, and CA-88 are all CLOSED over the Sierras.

  2. #12
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    June 8th. Noon.



    Donna

  3. #13
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    Default Proof of Gas on Route 66!

    Check out the latest Proof of Gas (PoG) photo in the first post of this thread!

  4. #14
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    Default This sounds pretty challenging for motorists.

    Nice picture Mark, good to see a new winner photo.

    The weather looks pretty awful for the rest of the week in the Sierra's with plenty more snow forecast but for now there are Flood warnings issued with a mix if rain and snow melt.

    From the weather centre. Flood watch.
    The Flood Watch continues for

    * A portion of central California, including the following
    areas, Kern County Mountains, Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno
    County Foothills, Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon,
    Tulare County Foothills, and Tulare County Mountains.

    * Through Thursday morning

    * Heavy rainfall can be expected over much of the area through
    Thursday morning. The combination of rain and rapidly melting
    snow over the higher elevations of the Sierra will increase the
    threat of potentially serious flooding during the next 24 hours,
    especially at elevations below 5,000 feet.

    * Rising waters can be expected along many rivers and streams
    through Thursday morning with the possibility of substantial
    flooding in the foothills in addition to mud slides, rock
    slides and debris flows.
    And storm warning with up to 7 feet of snow at the higher elevations !
    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST
    THURSDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

    * WHAT...Snow levels are now expected to remain above 8000 feet
    through Thursday afternoon and will lower to around 5500 feet by
    Thursday evening. Total snow accumulations of around 1 foot
    above 7000 feet, 3 to 5 feet above 8000 feet with amounts up to
    7 feet above 9000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph
    above 9000 feet.

    * WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare
    County Mountains.

    * WHEN...Through 10 PM PST Thursday.

    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
    impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
    or evening commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive
    tree damage.

    Photo courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy -- February 13th at 4:20 pm PST
    (Wow, not even snowing -- but more on the way!)

    Dave.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 02-13-2019 at 05:24 PM. Reason: added a photo

  5. #15
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    We are getting lots of rain down here in the southern part of the state, too. It's good to see this, though the thoughts of mud-slides along CA-1 are more probable when we get this kind of rain.

    Our reservoirs really need the water from the rain. San Vicente Reservoir, among others, was looking pretty sad a few months ago.


    Donna

  6. #16
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    Default Good news for water levels.

    Yeah certainly good for the water table Donna although it looks like the weather is drying out for the weekend, which is good news for me ! ;-)

    I better get a prediction in. June 5th at 11am.

    Dave.

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    Default And a view of Mt. Whitney this morning

    Nice view of Mt. Whitney!


  8. #18
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    Default Another winter blast.

    Another winter storm alert is in effect.

    ...A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
    SUNDAY...

    * WHAT...Heavy snow. New snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches,
    with up to two feet in the high country. Winds gusting as high
    as 65 mph on exposed ridgetops and near the crest.

    * WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare
    County mountains.

    * WHEN...Until 4 PM PST Sunday.

    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be extremely difficult or
    impossible. Strong winds may damage trees. Wind chill readings
    as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin
    in as little as 30 minutes.
    At the moment the high Sierra webcam seems to be down, either that or it's completely covered!

  9. #19
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    Default Now, that's a lot of snow!

    This is, I think, the most snow I've ever seen on this camera!


    Photo courtesy of The Yosemite Conservancy -- February 17th at 11:33 am PST

    If you squint you can just barely see the tip of the tallest pine on the ridge. The way to find that is too look at the snow-covered bough on the top left-hand side of the image and then trace the rising snow line (left to right) about three feet and that tip is just barely noticeable.

    ***Update -- just saw another view -- that tip is gone -- this is some deep snow**


    Photo courtesy of The Yosemite Conservancy -- February 17th at 11:38 am PST

    And this might be the most snow I've ever seen in the Ahwanee Meadow, (at least in the recent years).

    Mark

  10. #20
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    Default Blue Skies

    The sun has returned to the High Sierra


    Photo courtesy of The Yosemite Conservancy -- February 18th at 12:33 am PST

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