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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2019, 01:52:34 PM »
I see the Mountains out west are about to be buried again. Huge storm coming ashore.

Yup 15-30" seems pretty common above 7000ft.  I am flying out of PR tomorrow back to Nashville. Second storm will be much colder and will likely lay down some Blower.


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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2019, 02:10:16 PM »
If I had the ability and means to go anywhere that I want, I think Reno, NV itself would be interesting on Monday-Monday Night.  It would be a good chance to catch snow and blowing-snow on a high-desert like setting.   

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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2019, 10:03:37 PM »
If I had the ability and means to go anywhere that I want, I think Reno, NV itself would be interesting on Monday-Monday Night.  It would be a good chance to catch snow and blowing-snow on a high-desert like setting.   

It happens but not the normal to get that much snow into the reno sparks area. When we get a ton of snow that low we ski something called the Miden Mile. Its over 4000 vertical right into the desert from the backside of Heavenly. Travel is pretty sketchy but getting from Reno up to lake level through Spooner pass is the best bet. A good 4x4 with snow tires should do if you can see. Its the wind thats always the biggest concern driving and the avalanche danger where mitigation is not happening. Drifts are going to be 10f+ feet.


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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 03:19:26 PM »
So as of about a hour ago, where I stay in South Lake(Meyers) has around 5' of snow so far. Hard to get a exact measurement as drifts make it nearly impossible, but that seems to be a overall average right now. Snowfall rates were 2-3" per hour for much of today. Looking at the radar out of RNO , its still just dumping along the South side of the lake. Looking back to the West another slug of moisture is coming in with snowfall rates increasing to 15-20:1 ...I am heading out end of this week. Ill have a cabin as I have some friends that want to come out, lmk if you wana ride. It is looking like another solid system will be moving in end of the week, cold as well.


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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2019, 09:52:07 AM »
Wish me luck guys, I am getting into Reno At 9PM Saturday and have to make it to South Lake. Hoping the heaviest Wind and Snow hold off until after Midnight , esp East of the Crest. Waiting on RENO to issue a statement for lake level and the desert. This is going to be a cold storm per Sierra standards. How much spills over is the question.


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
424 AM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

...Winter weather returns to Norcal mountains for weekend travel
impacts...

.A couple of cold weather systems are forecast to bring
significant snowfall to the northern California mountains over the
weekend. The first will bring light mountain snow as early as
tonight and Friday but heavier snowfall is expected from this
system Friday night and early Saturday as this system sweeps
through the central part of the state. A second and stronger
system dropping out of Canada will bring heavier snowfall to the
Norcal mountains late Saturday through Sunday. These cold systems
will bring low snow levels with many foothill locations seeing
snowfall again throughout the weekend. Breezy or windy conditions
will return as well for White-out conditions at times especially
Saturday night and early Sunday. Lingering showers will continue
into Monday morning over the Sierra Cascade range. If traveling
into the mountains of northern California over the weekend,
prepare for winter travel conditions and check the latest road and
weather reports before departure.

CAZ068-069-080045-
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.A.0005.190209T0000Z-190211T1200Z/
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
424 AM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to
  impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, with localized amounts up to 5
  feet, are possible over the weekend.

* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
  Northern Sierra Nevada.

* WHEN...From Late Friday afternoon through late Sunday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible due to wind gusts up to over 50 mph. The strongest
  winds will be Saturday night and early Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

$$

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
130 PM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

CAZ072-NVZ002-090000-
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0005.190209T0000Z-190211T0600Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
130 PM PST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 10 PM PST
SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24
  inches with the highest totals west of Highway 89, except 2 to 4
  feet above 7000 feet expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph
  with ridge winds gusting as high as 95 mph.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Friday to 10 PM PST Sunday. Heaviest snow
  expected late Friday night and again Saturday afternoon through
  Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the ski
  commute Friday evening and again Sunday evening. Very strong
  winds could cause extensive tree damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2019, 05:08:54 PM »
Olympic National Park I bet would look absolutely fabulous during this upcoming winter storm so would Seattle itself. 

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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2019, 05:19:18 PM »
Olympic National Park I bet would look absolutely fabulous during this upcoming winter storm so would Seattle itself.

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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2019, 05:21:31 PM »
To think that Seattle was predicted by myself and some others to have a record warm February.   

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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2019, 05:24:52 PM »
I know, my best friend lives in Oak Harbor WA. The are looking at 4-8" on the Island. Pretty crazy, even for them!

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Olympic National Park I bet would look absolutely fabulous during this upcoming winter storm so would Seattle itself.

Hurricane Hill would be awesome. They operate one of the few lifts within a National Park. Great hiking during the Summer months as well.

Talking to friends and my peeps in Tahoe and its looking really bad timing wise. Worried I may have to cancel and try and travel out later in the week. Blizzard conditions are not fun to drive in trying to get from Carson City to Tahoe.
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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2019, 10:03:09 PM »
Guys, I am pretty torn right now. Coach and friends are waiting for me but I am getting extremely nervous about my timing and arrival into RENO. I land in RNO at 9PM, which is pretty much when the WSW is going to be crankin in the Reno, Carson City, Miden, ect area. Basically 4800-5000ft is getting 4-8" with 5000-5200 getting 8-14". US50 goes up and over Spooner summit which is over 7000k. Getting stuck in Carson city is doable, but trying to get up spooner will be interesting. Once at lake level we are expacting 2' with 3-4' above 7000k esp along the Sierra Crest. I may have bitten off a bit much leaving. The gap I had 5 days ago closed and this is the game I have to play. Now do I roll the dice? If I get in its going to be epic.


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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2019, 02:20:02 AM »
To think that Seattle was predicted by myself and some others to have a record warm February.
to think that people predicted midsouth to be cold and snowy this winter ... lol
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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2019, 08:56:02 AM »
Guys, I am pretty torn right now. Coach and friends are waiting for me but I am getting extremely nervous about my timing and arrival into RENO. I land in RNO at 9PM, which is pretty much when the WSW is going to be crankin in the Reno, Carson City, Miden, ect area. Basically 4800-5000ft is getting 4-8" with 5000-5200 getting 8-14". US50 goes up and over Spooner summit which is over 7000k. Getting stuck in Carson city is doable, but trying to get up spooner will be interesting. Once at lake level we are expacting 2' with 3-4' above 7000k esp along the Sierra Crest. I may have bitten off a bit much leaving. The gap I had 5 days ago closed and this is the game I have to play. Now do I roll the dice? If I get in its going to be epic.

I would definitely make sure you have some sort of winter weather survival kit if you decide to attempt the higher elevations.  Another alternative would be to look at lower elevations but I don't know how much of an option that is if you are doing winter sports.  You might find some nice snow in the desert scenery that would make a winter vacation worthy even at the Reno or Carson City level. 

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This is a good snow vacation location especially the slightly higher elevations.  Leavenworth I bet looks absolutely beautiful right now.   

I can't go do anything until I visit my friend in Utah at the end of March which would be a Spring Adventure with the potential to see Winter Elements, but if I could I would fly into Spokane and see if I could make it to either Ellensburg or Wenatchee and try to get a day in either Cle Elum or Leavenworth.  Going through Stevens or Snoqualmie Pass would be a no-no more than likely so you would need to approach from Spokane and head west. 

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Vantage, Washington on I-90 a little bit earlier this morning.   
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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2019, 11:13:09 AM »
Not much snow in Baltimore though some had ice Monday & city schools closed.
Not much snow in Baltimore though some had ice Monday & city schools closed.
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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2019, 03:24:37 PM »
The higher elevations of Northern Arizona, Northern New Mexico, and SW Colorado are probably going to be some of the best snowcation spots through the second half of the month as activity begins to shift further south. 

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Re: Winter Adventure Page (2018 -19 )
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2019, 06:23:40 PM »
Northern New Mexico Mountains looks to be a good spot with up to 18 inches of new snow in places.     

 

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