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#49424 - 03/23/17 08:49 AM NY Times on the CA snowpack
Fishmonger Offline


Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1025
Loc: Madison, WI
Great pictures, and amazing comparison between last winter and today from space. Now I need to figure out how to pull off a trip in April...

"Some of the snowdrifts have faces of 25 to 40 feet"

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017...yp=cur&_r=1

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#49425 - 03/23/17 12:52 PM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: Fishmonger]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7225
Loc: Fresno, CA
Fantastic pictures!

I wonder where this one is:


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#49426 - 03/23/17 12:57 PM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 804
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Why that looks like Mecca West center on the horizon...
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#49429 - 03/23/17 08:04 PM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: + @ti2d]
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1547
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Interesting article, but its not from space, its from a fixed wing observatory. I.e. a plane at maybe 20,000 feet. And its results are not significantly different from the data compiled on the ground. Compare the curves in the article to the graph

Here

And just for grins, go to the Cal site and check a reference year you are familiar with - I highly recommend 2010-2011 - and see how this year compares.
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#49507 - 04/01/17 06:19 AM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: saltydog]
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Registered: 01/07/10
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Loc: Madison, WI
Mammoth Weather Dweebs declare it official: Mammoth Pass snow water content 1969 April 1st record broken - at least 88" of water, while the record was 86.5.

"the Great Winter of 2017…the biggest water year through April 1st in at least 77 years."

It will be a good year for crampons, ice axes, gaiters, snowseal, snow baskets, glacier glasses and water crossing shoes.

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#49513 - 04/01/17 01:25 PM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: Fishmonger]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7225
Loc: Fresno, CA
Whoa! I heard a radio station news item talking about the Tulare Lake basin filling with water again. That, connected with massive subsidence due to ground-water pumping (2 feet in some areas), puts entire areas in danger.

This will be a slow-moving disaster if water levels rise enough.

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#49524 - 04/03/17 08:52 AM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 08/09/11
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Loc: Saugus, CA
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#49554 - 04/07/17 04:59 AM Re: NY Times on the CA snowpack [Re: Snacking Bear]
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1025
Loc: Madison, WI
and another very wet and unusual storm on the way this weekend. The Dweebs at mammothweather.com are predicting 5" of water on Mammoth Pass, giving that snow pack total a nice bump again:


"Everything on track for an exceptional precipitation event"

http://mammothweather.com/2017/04/04/maj...-a-week-to-two/

and some select data from the Yosemite/Mammoth corridor

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/products/PLOT_FSI.pdf


Edited by Fishmonger (04/10/17 06:41 AM)

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