View Poll Results: What date range will Tioga pass close in 2021

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  • 15th to 22nd Oct

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  • 23rd to 31st Oct

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  • 1st to 9th Nov

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  • 10th to 20th Nov

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  • 21st to 30th Nov.

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  • 1st to 10th Dec

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  • 11th to 20th Dec

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  • After 20th Dec

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  1. #11
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    Default Sunday closure.

    Tioga pass is to close "Temporarily" again on Sunday at 4pm due to an incoming storm. Looking at the weather forecast it doesn't seem to amount to much at all but could be the risk of ice.

    I'm going to go with November 11th at 4pm.

    Dave.

  2. Default

    Tioga could be closed for the season as over 3' of snow is predicted expected on Monday at Mammoth Mountain which is a little South and similar elevation (Main Lodge 9,000', top 11,053'). That would make 10/17 the closing day for Tioga for 2021.

    Mammoth has moved up their planned opening day from 11/13 to 10/29.
    See https://opensnow.com/location/mammothmountain and https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe for detailed predictions.

  3. #13
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    Default Early, very early if it's permanent !!

    Yeah that would be really early !! To put that in perspective, it closed on Oct 16th 1949 and since then only in 2004 could it match Oct 17th. It looks as though it's likely to be around 12 inches of new snow in certain areas of the pass but unless it gets some assistance from the plow crews(?) it could be enough to close it.

    Dave

  4. #14
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    Default Will it or won't it ?

    The Tioga pass is still temporarily closed to traffic at this moment in time but the weather looks wonderful in Yosemite right now, even if a tad chilly ! The Yosemite Facebook page says that sensors suggest there was a few feet of snow at higher elevations.

    The scene from the High Sierra webcam right now !


    Will it warm enough to allow a thaw to get it re-opened this season? Time will tell.

    Dave.

  5. #15
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    Default Winter weather advisory in place.

    From the National weather service.

    Winter Weather Advisory
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    National Weather Service Hanford CA
    454 AM PST Tue Nov 9 2021

    CAZ323-326>328-092100-
    /O.CON.KHNX.WW.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-211110T0000Z/
    Yosemite NP outside of the valley-Upper San Joaquin River-
    Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge-Kings Canyon NP-
    454 AM PST Tue Nov 9 2021

    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
    AFTERNOON ABOVE 7000 FEET...

    * WHAT...Wet snow expected above 7000 feet. Total snow
    accumulations of 6 to 12 inches with isolated amounts up to 18
    inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

    * WHERE...Kings Canyon NP, Yosemite NP outside of the valley,
    Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge and Upper San Joaquin River Counties.

    * WHEN...Until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

    * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
    hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
    I wonder if this is enough to make them call it for the season ?

    Dave.

  6. #16
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    Default Inbound Snow looks Heavy

    Certainly looking likely

    Mark

  7. #17
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    Default Maybe, Maybe not !!

    With night time temps hovering above freezing (36f) and daytime temps possibly touching 60f in the next few days at 8500 feet, just maybe we aren't done yet !

    Dave.

  8. #18
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    Default Glacier point road re-opens.

    Improved conditions has made it possible to get Glacier point road open again and with a few settled days ahead perhaps we could see the Tioga pass open again.

    Dave.

  9. #19
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    Default With that in mind.

    With the possibility of it re-opening this season I am going to throw a second dart (as I no longer have a valid entry) and say that the pass will close permanently on December 2nd at 5pm.

    Dave.

  10. #20
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    Default December 3rd at 8 am

    Mine might still be valid, but I am throwing a second dart too.

    December 3rd at 8 am.

    Mark

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