November Stormssss

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Re: November Stormssss

Postby theHighwayman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:26 pm

CyberK wrote:Image


Notice the Highwayman has stayed pretty quiet through all of this.
Maybe he has learned.



hey guys, this "hammock" is right cumfie :lol: thanks CK :inlove:

specially after a day of fittin snowchains [ includin an 18 wheeler w a 48 ft trailer ] :sweat:

& puttin up Christmas lites & decorations

I'm READY for a leetil "net" time -- but I'll settle fer my reclinin love seat w my "witch" & my Shela by my side, Netflix movie on the screen [ no stinkin commericals ] and a hot cuppa joe 8-)
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby Sierra Lady » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:38 pm

Grizzly Barfly wrote:
Sierra Lady wrote:We're concerned that this flooding possibility could turn into something similar to the 1979 event that flooded Walker Canyon over New Years weekend. We don't have as much snow on the ground now as we did then, but still... :worried:
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I think it was 96 when it rained big around New Years and Walker Canyon went also. Town was a mess. It rained to the top of the Mtn. and the Climax had huge rain ruts that were 6 feet deep. Then it got cold and the whole hill froze into a giant Skisicle.


Oh sorry...morning dyslexic typo...it was 1997. I fixed it in my original post. We have a photo that SG took from a helicopter (when he was still working for the USFS) flying over MM the day after the flood took out the highway through Walker Canyon.
Carry chains! :idea:

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Re: November Stormssss

Postby Grizzly Barfly » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:42 pm

^^^ Yeah, that was a mess. It flooded the jacuzzi area of our condo and popped them right out of the ground. No jacuzzis for the rest of the winter at SPV :(
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby windyscotty » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:49 pm

That part of the road was closed all summer while they fixed it. We had to go all the way around to get up north.
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby Photoho » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:19 pm

If I did the math correctly, it looks like todays snow was about 11 to 1. Not bad. Isn't Mammoth's average snowfall in the 12 to 1 ratio ?
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby truthhurts » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:33 pm

Snow, rain, snow, rain then tons of snow.

Avy danger?
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby Sierra Lady » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:37 pm

This morning around 8:30.

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This afternoon around 2:30.

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Still dumping heavy, wet snow in town, pretty windy again with temps holding at 35 degrees.

Avy danger? Oh, you can count on it. My guess is the top won't open until late Monday/early Tuesday once these storms clear and the avy work is done. Ya'll be very careful out there.
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby onegoodturn » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:50 pm

It's warm enough to go fishing here right now.
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby snowboard247 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:53 pm

Photoho wrote:Isn't Mammoth's average snowfall in the 12 to 1 ratio ?


I think mammoth averages closer to 10:1 cause we generally have around a 11.5-12% snow density.
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby TheSnowman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:01 pm

What a day... and it's still snowing heavy here at 8100 feet.

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Re: November Stormssss

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:58 pm

Still on track to get another 6" of precip in Mammoth based on this afternoon's 5 day qpf from the CNRFC:

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It looks like more like 16 inches up north!
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby cheapski » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:45 pm

From a wx geek viewpoint, this weekend is going to be really interesting to watch. Will the snow levels be lower than forecast? Will they end up as high or higher? Will all that forecast precip. actually come in? I was reading some discussions this afternoon and it seems the weather offices have high confidence in their forecasts. That was a little disturbing because I saw a mention by Reno of
SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED
TO RISE ABOVE 8000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT, AND THEN CLOSE TO 10000 FEET
BY SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE SIERRA

which made me think of the rain melting the snow and flooding as others mentioned.
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby onegoodturn » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:48 pm

weather and drama, drama and weather. What more can we ask for????

Side of bacon please....
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby Jbaysurfer » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:53 pm

cheapski wrote:From a wx geek viewpoint, this weekend is going to be really interesting to watch. Will the snow levels be lower than forecast? Will they end up as high or higher? Will all that forecast precip. actually come in? I was reading some discussions this afternoon and it seems the weather offices have high confidence in their forecasts. That was a little disturbing because I saw a mention by Reno of
SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED
TO RISE ABOVE 8000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT, AND THEN CLOSE TO 10000 FEET
BY SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE SIERRA

which made me think of the rain melting the snow and flooding as others mentioned.


Agreed ^. Interesting is a good description. If I owned near a drainage, I'd definitely take note....
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Re: November Stormssss

Postby ElNino97-98 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:58 pm

All day I've been refreshing this thread at work. Hopefully it's early enough in the season that the flooding doesn't pan out. Enjoyed your vids Snowman. Can't wait to get up there. Thanks
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