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bobhuckaby

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 #16 
for what it's worth, I watch the forecast every couple of days and log it for Mammoth, north pass, saline and south pass in order to see snow accumulation (or not) and make my own trend for farther out anticipations
unless something radical happens the passes should be passable for presidents, Tahoe is bare and so is north pass, unlike last year
bob from tahoe
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Come on guys, cut me a little slack, I was expressing my inner Boy Scout by doing my one good deed for the day and James sucked me in.  I know there's no such thing as a precise forecast, especially for some place as remote and diverse as SV, but ya gotta admit that the .gov weather map is kinda cool and a lot better than nothing. You click on the valley and it's raining, you click on north and south pass and they show snow, you click on Steel pass and you get rain but no snow. My advice, prepare for rain and snow and tell us how much rain and snow there was when you get back.

Half the fun of SV is that it is remote, it can be rough at times and you need to be prepared for it. The fact that it can even be a bit dangerous just adds to the excitement. Just recently there was a rollover on the valley floor (no injuries thank goodness) and a couple broke down on Steel pass and were stuck up there for day. Both experienced backcountry travellers that just got into trouble. The cool thing was that good people down at the springs got word of the plight of the folks on the pass, gathered tools and parts and went up there and got them back on the road and safely down to the springs. Others rolled the Landcruiser back up on its wheels and even towed them out saving them a huge bill from Millers. Some jerk did steel their high lift jack from the wreck site, so even the 50 mile bull sh*t filters won't keep all the ass hats out.

Point is, it's a special and unique place but it can be hazardous, even to the occasional old salt or two and especially to the unprepared, and if someone on the forum asks what may or may not be a stupid question, Boy Scouts like me are likely to err on the side of caution and chime in. James won the stupid question award and I get to start the new year by winning the stupid response award. I hope that's the dumbest thing I do this year, especially in SV!

In the meantime I can't wait to get back out there, I wonder how Presidents day weather might be shaping up.....


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mdskier

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It's usually the passes you have to worry about for snow. North Pass is about 6000 ft & South is about 5000 ft.
Carry chains.

 Lake Tahoe reports show a lot of rain and high elevation (8000ft or higher.) snow dropping to 7000ft on ending  One model show instability with
much of today/Tuesdays  storm heading toward SoCal (Mono County), & Bishop.
Salt Peter

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Slash that "pinpoint" weather isn't actually true to the location you click on. If the location is remote, NOAA will do their best to give a true forecast. But a forecast is just that a forecast and not truth. Weather is kinda funny that way. It can do what it wants. Yes we have years of data upon which to build better forecasts than in the past but it isn't 100% for remote areas. So try for the location you want, then use at least two, preferably three, other locations which have weather monitoring equipment.

It's kinda like the people who blindly follow GPS and get lost and/or dead. Using more than one source of info greatly helps your odds of attaining a true answer. YMMV.


Presidents Day is gonna have insane winds. So much so the game will be called due to weather. A first in the Saline Baseball League.
James Sel

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Well, I was just trying to win the "Stupid Question of the Years Award" with that Q.  I seen that a low pressure system was moving in and I figured to win the award, I'd better ask it now (someone always bets me to it). Personally, I don't worry too much about what the road conditions are when I head out to SV. There are other routes and other places to go on my back burner. Worst case scenario head to Vegas via touring DV-proper.
Now that I've got that out of the way, Will it be raining there come President's Day? Anyone?...
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Wow, I guess when you said exactly you meant it literally James. I'm guessing now that given your high post count you probably know more about the place than most folks and you were just making a joke. If that's case, good one, I fell for it. 

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James Sel

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slash, that's not exact enough
slash2

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Click on the link above, find the spot on the map that you want the forecast for and click or double click on that spot. it should open a map and forecast specifically for the area you clicked on.

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genocache

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Some to none......[biggrin]
James Sel

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Can anyone tell me exactly how much rain and snow we will get on the passes and on the valley floor in the next few days........I planning a trip and most know.
XPBC

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http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-117.76451947571632&lat=36.808116476647626#.Wj1i7ExFzVJ

The one I use.
Sam D.

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Yep, these are also great to average out.
Salt Peter

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I also use Trona, Ridgecrest, and Big Pine
BLawyered

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Thanks!
Sam D.

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This works for me. I also triangulate between Olancha,  Bishop and Furnace Creek

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=vef&smap=1&textField1=36.817083333333&textField2=-117.76875#.WjIa15-IbgD

I subtract 5F in the winter and add 5F in the summer.
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