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    Gimpy NoKnees's Avatar
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    Talking Tahoe..... Blizzard warnings?

    Looks like Cali is going to get some weather starting tomorrow, peaking Friday/Saturday, and a bit into Sunday... I think this will help the thin base issues a bit...

    Forecast:
    Thursday
    Jan 03, 2008


    Hi 40f / 30f (base/top)
    Lo 24f / 20f (base/top)


    Sky Condition:
    Partly cloudy and windy, becoming mostly cloudy by afternoon. Scattered snow showers develop in the evening and overnight. Precipitation:
    Snow likely by evening and overnight.
    Snow Potential
    4 to 7 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    Increasing to S/ SW at 20 - 30 gusts to 45mph (gusts to 55mph above 9,000 feet).



    Friday
    Jan 04, 2008


    Hi 36f / 27f (base/top)
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    Sky Condition:
    Cloudy with heavy snow during the day and through overnight. Heaviest totals are expected overnight. Snow levels start near 7,500 feet, dropping quickly to 6,000 feet. Blowing and drifting snow develops. Precipitation:
    Heavy snow likely.
    Snow Potential
    30 to 36 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    S/ SW at 20 - 35 gusts to 55mph (gusts to 85mph above 9,000 feet).



    Saturday
    Jan 05, 2008


    Hi 28f / 20f (base/top)
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    Sky Condition:
    Cloudy and colder with winds still strong but dropping off a bit, and snowfall continuing. Precipitation:
    Snow likely.
    Snow Potential
    18 to 24 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    SW at 20 - 30 gusts to 45mph (gusts to 75mph above 9,000 feet).



    Sunday
    Jan 06, 2008


    Hi 17f / 8f (base/top)
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    Sky Condition:
    Mostly cloudy and much colder, with snow levels running around 2000 feet. Mostly light snow continues through the day. Precipitation:
    Snow likely.
    Snow Potential
    3 to 5 inches of additional accumulation.
    Wind:
    Becoming W at 10 - 20 gusts to 30mph (gusts to 50mph above 9,000 feet in the morning).




    What doesn't blow away, should be nice... I'll be trying to get to Kirkwood Sunday, but avy conditions may make it tough. Going to try to drive to South Lake Saturday night via 50, then try our luck with Kirkwood in the morning if they can get the roads clear.. If not, who knows.. Just might have to call in sick Monday...
    Greg
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    Colorado got hit hard last week during the holiday break. Lots of snow and very cold temps. I-70 was closed on Sunday/Monday due to avalances and blowing snow. Good thing we had a nice warm place to stay and didn't need to get to work on Monday.
    Tantrum

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    Tru dat

    Yep, you guys did get some good stuff.... Was a little envious while hanging up in Tahoe for the New Year...

    And yes, always nice to have a warm place to crash when in need... I just really, really hope I can make it to the hill Sunday... Can't bare the thought of all that snow not getting ridden by me.. ;) Yes, I'm selfish that way... But hey, didn't get many good days last year...
    Greg
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    Eek!

    From the normally-taciturn nws:


    ...TRAVEL IMPACTS FOR THE SIERRA..

    * DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL IN THE SIERRA ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

    * ATTEMPTING TO TRAVEL IN THE SIERRA WILL PUT YOUR LIFE AT RISK!


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    Yah, you'd think they meant it or something... The weather blowing through the San Fran area over night and today is prettys solid, but doesn't feel "epic". However, the snow fall predictions and blizzard conditions for the next 24 hours in Tahoe are looking pretty intense... The original forecasts for this 24 hour period has actually changed for even more snow fall... Crazy... Look at the expected accumulation just for today... 50+ inches.. 24hr period... Dude!

    Friday
    Jan 04, 2008


    Hi 33f / 26f (base/top)
    Lo 24f / 18f (base/top)


    Sky Condition:
    Cloudy with snowfall becoming heavy (if it isn't already), extremely heavy this afternoon and through tonight. Snow levels should be near 6,500 feet or lower, dropping to 3,500 feet tonight. Blowing and drifting snow is expected as winds reach storm strength, and hurricane strength across the higher ridges and peaks. Precipitation:
    Epic heavy snow.
    Snow Potential
    50 to 58 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    S/ SW at 25 - 45 gusts to 65mph (gusts to 100+mph above 9,000 feet).



    Saturday
    Jan 05, 2008


    Hi 24f / 15f (base/top)
    Lo 14f / 7f (base/top)


    Sky Condition:
    Cloudy and colder with winds still strong but dropping off a bit, and snowfall continuing. More heavy totals are expected. Snow levels run near 3,500 feet. Precipitation:
    Snow likely.
    Snow Potential
    16 to 22 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    SW at 20 - 30 gusts to 45mph (gusts to 75mph above 9,000 feet).



    Sunday
    Jan 06, 2008


    Hi 19f / 10f (base/top)
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    Sky Condition:
    Mostly cloudy and much colder, with snow levels dropping to around 2,000 feet or lower. Moderate or heavy snow showers are expected through the day, lighter overnight. Precipitation:
    Snow likely.
    Snow Potential
    12 to 16 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    SW at 15 - 25 gusts to 40mph (gusts to 60mph above 9,000 feet).



    Monday
    Jan 07, 2008


    Hi 19f / 10f (base/top)
    Lo 8f / 2f (base/top)


    Sky Condition:
    After some light snow early (snow level near 2,000 feet), clearing to partly cloudy and cold. Precipitation:
    Snow showers end early.
    Snow Potential
    No additional accumulation.
    Wind:
    Becoming NW at 10 - 20mph (gusts to 35mph above 9,000 feet).



    Tuesday
    Jan 08, 2008


    Hi 33f / 25f (base/top)
    Lo 25f / 19f (base/top)


    Sky Condition:
    Becoming cloudy with moderate to heavy snow showers, and strong winds. Snow levels should rise to near 6,000 feet, dropping overnight. Precipitation:
    50% chance for snow.
    Snow Potential
    12 to 18 inches of accumulation.
    Wind:
    S/ SW at 25 - 40 gusts to 55mph (gusts to 75mph above 9,000 feet).




    If I can't get to a mountain on Sunday to ride, I'll be back up there Wednesday I hope... Going for a "Sick" day.

    To anyone else even thinking about Tahoe, be carefull right now. Don't even think about a drive up there until Saturday afternoon or evening at the earliest. Still, if you can hold off, not a bad idea to wait this storm out and play hookie from work as the small next wave expected Saturday night into Sunday is starting to look bigger again too... Be prepared to be stuck up there until Monday sometime if you do go up.
    Greg
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    That's insane. Couple the snow fall amounts with the 100+ mph wind and you have some serious conditions.
    Tantrum

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    So far best we've seen on the Mt Ward, one of the peaks along the crest, is sustained winds 80+ and peaks of 165mph... Scary when you consider the fact that they use a 125mph fan to simulate skydiving in a vertical windtunnel. Needless to say, resorts are closed today, and will be slow opening tomorrow..

    Good times, good times... ;) Just have to hope that the snow actually sticks in places, rather than just getting blown to hell and back..
    Greg
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    Very scary. Stay safe.
    Tantrum

    "I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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