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Whitney Portal Road on Thursday/Friday?
#59826 10/31/22 10:58 AM
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Hey everyone! I've known about this forum forever but just joined since you'd all probably know a bit better than me - I'm travelling to Lone Pine for my birthday on Thursday-Saturday and have never been there so I really wanted to check out the Whitney Portal area (I know the store closes today). Since there's a storm that might leave a bit of snow on the road, what do you guys think the chances it will close are? Should I bring tire chains? Any help would be appreciated!

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thsftw #59827 10/31/22 09:30 PM
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I was just up there today and there a ton of vehicles and activity, even with the pending storm. I don't see the roads being closed but there could be some snow on them. I could be wrong.

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thsftw #59828 10/31/22 10:46 PM
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Mountain Forecast calls for snow showers Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The National Weather Service is predicting up to a total of 2" of snow for the Portal over those days. Temps in the teens and 20's at Whitney Portal elevation, but getting into the 40's on Friday. We're expecting 3-9 inches around the Tahoe basin, but it sounds like less for the Whitney area. Seems unlikely that chains would be needed, but bringing them wouldn't be a terrible idea. And I'd say chances of the road closing this week are close to zero.

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