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HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
SNOW LEVELS
WILL RISE ABOVE 8000 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND MAY RISE TO NEAR
10000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY...BEFORE A COLD FRONT
PASSES THROUGH THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA SUNDAY. SNOW LEVELS
WILL FALL TO 6000 TO 7000 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT AND QUICKLY END
THE FLOOD THREAT ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS.

AREAS AT GREATEST RISK FOR FLOODING ARE SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS
ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 395 FROM LASSEN COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH
THE RENO...TAHOE...CARSON CITY AREA AND INTO NORTHERN MONO
COUNTY. MUD AND ROCK SLIDES ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF STEEP
TERRAIN AND NEAR RECENT WILDFIRE BURN AREAS.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 1, 2012 - 07:30am PT
Wind blew hard all night, and is still going strong...15 mph with gusts to 50. Presently 41F and rising. Gonna be some serious flood potential here beginning later today through tomorrow.
ruppell

climber
Dec 1, 2012 - 09:07am PT
I was gonna post this in the "When people quote wind speeds" thread but since you mentioned wind. Yesterday morning I went to get some fishing in at Pleasant Valley Reservoir. It was a little windy when I got there but not that bad. Within about an hour all hell broke loose. I was getting tuft in my teeth it was so windy. Crazy thing is the fishing was really good so I stuck it out for about two hours. On my way back up the bank I got hit by a gust that quite literally knocked my on my ass. First time I've ever been blown off my feet by wind. Now I don't wanna quote wind speed here and get people all in a huff but I'm betting over 60MPH to do that.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 1, 2012 - 09:10am PT
ruppell, I've been knocked down by gusts in the 40 mph range a number of times...but then, I am pretty lame.

Yesterday's winds got pretty darn crazy...I have no doubt they were 60 or higher down your way.
ruppell

climber
Dec 1, 2012 - 09:19am PT
Crag

I'm a 155lbs and was turned sideways into the wind when that gust blew me down. Maybe we can get RGOLD to do the physics on it. I'm sure it has something to do with f=mXa and coefficient of friction and all sorts of other crap I don't understand. lol All I can say for sure is it was pretty amazing to witness.
David Plotnikoff

Mountain climber
Emerald Hills, CA
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:14am PT
Cragman, I don't know exactly why, but the current storm's entries in this thread bring to mind your classic post of the epic on the Walker River and the angels from Fallon NAS. (Was it Hells Gate or?) One of the most riveting and detail rich "trip" reports to ever show up here.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:23am PT
HOWLING in S Reno...holy moly. Definitely took down the girlfriend's hammock in the backyard, eeeeeeeeeee
Silver

Gym climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:23am PT
Blowing hard here in Reno. At least 50 with gusts to 80 a few have shaken the house like an earthquake. Rain is just starting and man is it windy.

Wind is an exhausting element.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:38am PT
That it is, Silver. Which end of town ya on? Westside?


Thought the house was going to take off.

Meanwhile, in Washoe Valley

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:03am PT
Absolutely INSANE wind here on the east side....not sure the rain is even hitting the ground!!!!!



EDIT: David Plotnikoff..you are referring to my report regarding the flood of January 2, 1997, the rescue attempt of 2 people trapped by the flooded Walker River at Mountain Gate Lodge, just north of Devil's Gate, here in Mono County.

Thanks for the compliments on my report....Closest I've ever come to death.
Silver

Gym climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 07:00am PT
Wow it was insane here in the west side of town. We just moved to the Caughlin Ranch area and I for the life of me can't figure out why anyone would live here now that I live here.

Twice this week the house was basically blasted by 50 to 80 mph winds with gust I'm sure near 90 plus. I sleep like the dead but was up all night after the first blast hit the house at 11 pm last night.

It finally slowed around 4 am to a steady 30 and still having gusts to 50 I suspect.

Dean that was and is a great report. But it's not the closest you have been to dying. Those happen and you don't even know it so add 5 more to your list you never knew that happened and you lived.

Hope all are well we will go see the flood today and how many bad ass kyakers there really are in our town.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 07:04am PT
yep, the devil wind is here, scary, batten down anything you want to keep. G Davis come on over and check out some some real wind. :)
dave

climber
Earth
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:07am PT
Not a whisper of wind here in Paradise. Now Thursday night was brutal!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:15am PT
Wind has eased here...but the rain is getting heavier by the minute!

Currently 40F.

EDIT: During the early morning hours, the wind got ahold of my barbeque and pushed it down the deck, then through the deck railing....DOH!!
dave

climber
Earth
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:26am PT
I spoke too soon! I guess it just made it down the hill. Light drizzle/ spit here.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:27am PT
It's gonna be on you guys soon, Dave.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:30am PT
yep, I've seen that movie Crag, anything that lives outside is strapped /chained down!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:33am PT
Yeah Eastside...even the ducks on our pond look unhappy.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:51am PT
Just ran to Winco to grab some bagels. Rain is coming down in what the desert rats would call pouring but I would call "another day after 330pm in South Florida" - people here seem incapable of driving in it. No pooling of water or significant puddles yet, yet being the operative word. Also I do not live too close to the river, just south of the airport by a little bit kinda near the Reno In N Out Burger. On the bright side, I didn't see anybody in line for the world's most un-fast fast food....
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:47am PT
Temp has come down 2 degrees in the last 20 minutes..to 38F....and it is POURING!
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