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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:55 am 
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Awesome gif cheapski!

Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings in effect today. Reno saying 3 to 6 FEET possible by tomorrow morning. That is consistent with Howard's forecast saying 3 to 5 feet is possible in town later today and tonight. Very windy. About a foot to 18" since 4pm yesterday (tough to tell exactly how much has fallen since it varies so much depending on the wind).

The snow that's falling is much lighter than the previous storm. We could be looking at a 250" month.


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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:14 am 
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395 is still closed from Pearsonville to Bishop.


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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:41 am 
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Our Town of Mammoth Lakes PIO (Public Information Officer) Stu Brown emailed this press release out at 6:30 this morning:

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The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Mammoth Lakes in effect until 10:00am Wednesday.

http://mammothweather.com/latest-foreca ... -forecast/

Caltrans has also closed US Highway 395 from Pearsonville to Bishop (inyo co) - due to very high winds - motorists are advised to use an alternate route. US Highway 395 is also closed from 1 mile north of the junction of SR203 to Bridgeport (mono co) - due to snow - motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi ... mit=Search

Dangerous life threatening blizzard conditions with near zero visibility will exist for travel and outdoor activities with heavy snow accumulation on all sierra roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions. This is a life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel! Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you. Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside. Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented.

Really glad I went with my gut feeling yesterday to postpone SG's surgery in Reno this week and not travel north today. Stay safe everyone!

Hard to believe that MMSA has Chair 15 open and looking at the cams they've got the Village gondi running, but nothing else yet. Wish they had a cam near Chair 15. June is still closed.

I can't accurately measure the snow on our railing since the wind blew much of it off. We haven't seen a good-sized snow drift against our front door in years!

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Time to suit-up and start shoveling...again!

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:43 am 
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CalvaryMike wrote:
395 is still closed from Pearsonville to Bishop.

Its updated now.

Detail Information
8:15 AM 19 [69] 1039 ENTAC WITH UPDATE - US395 OPEN TO PASS VEHS ONLY

The Virginia Lakes turnoff looks hostile!

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Refreshing this

MONO COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BRIDGEPORT AND MAMMOTH LAKES
131 PM PST TUE JAN 10 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST WEDNESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO
4 AM PST THURSDAY...


* TIMING: DANGEROUS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING.
HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH
LIGHTER WINDS.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 7 FEET ALONG THE SIERRA CREST
WITH 1 TO 3 FEET FOR COMMUNITIES ALONG HIGHWAY 395.


* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH. SIERRA
RIDGE GUSTS OVER 100 MPH.


* SNOW LEVELS: NEAR 6000 FEET.


* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FOR
TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. STAY HOME AND DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO TRAVEL UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL!
ROAD CREWS AND FIRST RESPONDERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESCUE YOU.
STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE SNOW AND WIND SUBSIDE. EVEN A SHORT WALK
COULD BE DEADLY IF YOU BECOME DISORIENTED.

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:34 pm 
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This mountain is getting pretty big.

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:04 pm 
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We are now officially trapped. 395 is closed between the bottom of Sherwin Grade and Bridgeport. Sounds like there was a nasty accident on 395 near McGee Creek.


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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
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There were three accidents near the airport. At 3:30 I heard Caltrans and the MLPD say they were reopening southbound 395 from 203 with CHP escorts...time to go!

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
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1/10/17 1230 I went out to shovel a path from our front porch to the Honda, got it cleared off, moved it back and forth a bit, then went back indoors. If any of our friends, or friends of friends get stuck in town, you are welcome to stay with us tonight. We have plenty of food and booze, but the only problem is we have nowhere for you to park! It continues to snow.

Wait! That snow pile wasn't there when I took that first photo out the front door this morning! (Our blower driver arrived at 10:45 after not being here at all yesterday and he made that pile!)

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Our three steps are under that shovel somewhere!

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We might as well keep the Christmas lights up and plug 'em back in!

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Beware of roof cornices! Do not park, stand or let your children play under them as they can be deadly. (Anyone been here long enough to remember the tragic story of little Jessica Eggen?)

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SG didn't help today. :(

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My lock was frozen so I couldn't turn the key in the lock at first so I cracked it open using a bump with my hip and viola! the door unlocked and opened...ha! The Mighty Honda lives to drive another day!

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
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^^^It's sure piling up SL! Stay warm and dry and don't overdo it!^^^

Thanks for the updates!

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Cleared off the deck again (forth time since Sunday) so we're ready for a lot of snow tonight. Hopefully conditions are better tomorrow than forecast. I think this system might blow through faster than expected although the cold air might be enough to keep it snowing.


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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
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^^^that's awesome, the amount of snow is impressive especially after the last 5 years. And although there can be never be too much snow, with the mountain and roads closed I am just waiting for things to calm down so I get up there. Over the last 5 years I can't really recall any series of storms that have had these travel impacts and I am the guy who usually heads up to ride the storm, I'm just glad I realized this was going to different (bigger) and didn't try and push it and sacrifice time off just to have the mtn. / 395 closed. Although I'd love just to be there and be in the center of it, I don't get enough vacation for that, plus constantly digging out seems like it consumes a lot of time so its not all play.

SL or anyone else - what would happen if you were say sick or just too tired or lazy to shovel any more snow over the last week, could you realistically get snowed in or would the blower guy eventually create a path for you out of the home?


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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
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sdsurf wrote:


SL or anyone else - what would happen if you were say sick or just too tired or lazy to shovel any more snow over the last week, could you realistically get snowed in or would the blower guy eventually create a path for you out of the home?


You would eventually run out of toilet paper and you would have to leave.

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:25 pm 
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This is when I miss Snowave. If he were snowed in he would just drink a lot of beer and melt a tunnel by peeing his way out.

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 Post subject: Re: Ginormous January stormssss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:15 pm 
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It's like the good old snow days in the Slopes. From my driveway (CHP house) looking up Canyon Blvd

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