Western Weather 2016-17

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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Skiace » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:41 am

That's quite a QPF there

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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Admin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:53 am

Crazy.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby jasoncapecod » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:55 pm

I am flying into Reno on Sunday. Staying in truckee. I think I am in trouble. Trying to change flight to slc
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby berkshireskier » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:44 pm

jasoncapecod wrote:I am flying into Reno on Sunday. Staying in truckee. I think I am in trouble. Trying to change flight to slc


Good luck! The forecast I read from the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows website today was predicting rain this weekend at all but the highest elevations........
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Admin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:48 pm

Let me know if you end up here.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby jasoncapecod » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:04 pm

Is driving from Reno to slc doable if jet blue doesn't let me change
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Admin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:37 pm

jasoncapecod wrote:Is driving from Reno to slc doable if jet blue doesn't let me change


It is. On dry roads it's only about 7 hours on a pretty direct stretch of I-80. Be aware, however, that it's the most remote stretch of Interstate that I've ever driven. You're not alone on the road -- there are plenty of others -- but that portion of I-80 travels through absolutely nuttin' other than the very occasional small town/legal brothel. You're crossing a series of north/south oriented Great Basin mountain ranges at relatively low elevations, and the very broad, very flat desert valleys that separate them. It's pretty easy driving and with the temperatures forecast for this storm, at those elevations I'd expect little other than rain.

Actually, I'd imagine that for a Northeasterner that drive would be a pretty cool adventure. :cool: Just top off your fuel tank long before you think that you need to, for there are some pretty long stretches between gas stations.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Marc_C » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:04 am

Admin wrote:Actually, I'd imagine that for a Northeasterner that drive would be a pretty cool adventure.

I did that drive this past May. Other than about the 90 mile stretch between Reno and a Lovelock, it's actually a reasonably pretty drive, especially the area around the Ruby Mtns. Much more visually interesting than I remembered.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Marc_C » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:05 am

Skiace wrote:That's quite a QPF there

QPF?
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Admin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:08 am

Marc_C wrote:
Skiace wrote:That's quite a QPF there

QPF?


Liquid quantity of precipitation.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby EMSC » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:21 am

Quite the storm. 30" in 3 days even at Eldora. Too bad I just burned through a few vaca days.

Also can't say I've ever seen a 39" 24hr snowfall reported by Snowy Range just across the WY border.

Be safe out there:
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 pm

Welcome to the January dry spell, which starts today according to MarcC. :rotfl:
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Season length: 21 months, Nov. 29, 2010 - July 2, 2012
Days in one year: 80 from Nov. 29, 2010 - Nov. 17, 2011
Season vertical: 1,610K in 2016-17
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Admin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:10 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Welcome to the January dry spell, which starts today according to MarcC. :rotfl:


We had our January inversion a few days early, smartass.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:20 pm

Marc_C wrote: Sometimes there's an outlier in December or February, but over the past 12 years of direct experience, if there's one time period I don't recommend to visitors, it's from about Jan 5 to Jan 25, or thereabouts. That may or may not be true next season, but it is this year, and last,...
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10743&p=67836&hilit=inversion#p67837 :stir:

Admin and I both strongly recommended that Jason move his trip next week from Tahoe to Utah. Inexplicably, he's just pulled the plug on the trip completely.
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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Postby Admin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:21 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:
Marc_C wrote: Sometimes there's an outlier in December or February, but over the past 12 years of direct experience, if there's one time period I don't recommend to visitors, it's from about Jan 5 to Jan 25, or thereabouts. That may or may not be true next season, but it is this year, and last,...
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10743&p=67836&hilit=inversion#p67837 :stir:


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