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 Post subject: May snow
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:09 pm 
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Well it may snow or maybe it'll be rain. Long range qpf is showing potential for 2"+.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:30 am 
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Just a hunch but after a bout of santa anas in April(in SoCal) I feel there will be a follow up storm before the May-June doldrums. It just seemed like a winter progressive pattern w a L comming up after the offshores.

Good storm on Mauna Kea. Im all in on the gfs.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:25 pm 
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It May be too warm for snow even at the top.

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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:19 am 
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
It May be too warm for snow even at the top.

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Sounds like it is going to cool dramatically after Saturday. I just hope it sucks in enough moisture for some decent amounts of snow. I have low expectations and high hopes for this low. It would be wonderful if SoCal picked up a quarter to half inch of rain.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Interesting. It's going to cool off but still uncertain about snow levels.

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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Pretty impressive qpf for May and it looks like some of it may indeed be snow.

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Reno: Snow levels are likely to start rather high...but fall to around 7000 feet from Tahoe northward by Sunday. Snow levels in Mono County could fall to 7500-8000 feet by Sunday. The convective nature of the precipitation may also drag snow levels down...but accumulations are not expected below about 7000 feet.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:24 pm 
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
Pretty impressive qpf for May and it looks like some of it may indeed be snow.

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Reno: Snow levels are likely to start rather high...but fall to around 7000 feet from Tahoe northward by Sunday. Snow levels in Mono County could fall to 7500-8000 feet by Sunday. The convective nature of the precipitation may also drag snow levels down...but accumulations are not expected below about 7000 feet.


This is not boding well for my Memorial Weekend plans for summer activities.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:44 pm 
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I'm impressed that each succeeding forecast cranks up the precip. instead of yanking it away. Fingers crossed.

Also I wouldnt mind the heat turning off for a bit. :sweat:

Now how long does this further delay the melt off?

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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:05 pm 
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
Pretty impressive qpf for May and it looks like some of it may indeed be snow.

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Reno: Snow levels are likely to start rather high...but fall to around 7000 feet from Tahoe northward by Sunday. Snow levels in Mono County could fall to 7500-8000 feet by Sunday. The convective nature of the precipitation may also drag snow levels down...but accumulations are not expected below about 7000 feet.



Interesting that the snow level in the SoCal mtns may drop as low as 4500ft but only 7000 ft in Mono County.

Great to see the qpf continuing to go up, some decent rain would be great to wash some of the pollen and dust out of the air and to maybe keep things greener a little longer. My expectations are starting to climb.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:10 pm 
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snowhottie wrote:
I'm impressed that each succeeding forecast cranks up the precip. instead of yanking it away. Fingers crossed.

Also I wouldnt mind the heat turning off for a bit. :sweat:

Now how long does this further delay the melt off?


It seems like we are losing 12 - 18 inches of depth a week in the mid elevations.
I think this low would only slow things down for about 4 - 5 days. But I think there is another little disturbance coming down for the next weekend which should keep temps down longer.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Just minor variance in the qpf each run.

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Reno is saying 2 to 4" of snow.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:37 pm 
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playfulcoyote wrote:
snowhottie wrote:
I'm impressed that each succeeding forecast cranks up the precip. instead of yanking it away. Fingers crossed.

Also I wouldnt mind the heat turning off for a bit. :sweat:

Now how long does this further delay the melt off?


It seems like we are losing 12 - 18 inches of depth a week in the mid elevations.
I think this low would only slow things down for about 4 - 5 days. But I think there is another little disturbance coming down for the next weekend which should keep temps down longer.


Drove up to Mammoth last night, the snow around our place has melted dramatically in the last two weeks. I would say we have lost about four to five feet of depth since we were last up here on the 23rd of April. On the drive up we encounter water running across 395 just south of Olancha from all of the run off. It must have been pretty warm the last week. Hopefully things will slow down just as dramatically this next week.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:40 pm 
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It's snowing! Just barely but it is snow.


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 3:26 pm 
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Light rain now up by Canyon Lodge @ 40°


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 Post subject: Re: May snow
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 pm 
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Snowing moderately at Main Lodge and its just starting to stick. 32°


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