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John M

climber
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
Well sh#t.. I knew it was benign. Didn't' think about climbers going out in it.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 1, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
I had the flu this week, that sh#t is viral!

Five bucks says Dingus will post a TR about the flu!

Ten bucks that it will be brilliant!
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Dec 1, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Partied at the Fed for the past two days now screaming down the runway of SFO rain flying by....oops I'm not supposed to be online. OMG the government told me knott to due this.


Will be warm and in the blue pacific by morning. Course if we crash.....will stil be in he pacific!

Kick that flus ass DMT!

Aloha,

WS

As we rise up and it's pouring fairly well, I'll lose my connection around 8k Have a great weekend! Get outdoors

Edit: over oh ah who now, we got steady rain for over 321 mlles out of SFO. Then we broke free but still danced all the way to the Islands.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:58am PT
http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/the-big-one

The winds will really start to crank tonight as storm #3 approaches with gusts as high as hurricane force at 75mph in the valleys and up to category 4 hurricane strength at 150 mph over the ridges. The the heavy precip begins to push in during the early morning hours and the snow levels shoot up to 9000+ ft. This should only last several hours before colder air works in as the cold front approaches. Sunday morning the snow levels should drop back down to 8000 ft. and then 7000 by midday and lake level by evening.

The forecast models are in good agreement that 2-3 inches of liquid will fall over the basin and 3-4 inches West of the lake along the crest. Above 9000 ft. we could see 2-3 feet with 3-4 along the crest. Below that the forecast gets tricky as it depends on how fast the cold air works in. I think we could see accumulating snow all the way to lake level by Sunday evening if enough precip is still around. Between 7000-9000 ft. 1-3 feet are possible and several inches below that
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Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:43am PT
thank god the snow levels are high. if all this had been snow we would be fuked.
John M

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
Check out this radar return.

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That squall line looks pretty intense
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
Mt Shasta Ski Park's webcam. . . from. . . right now!

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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
Ekat...that's some dirty looking snow...RJ
John M

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
Ekat...that's some dirty looking snow...RJ

Damn dude.. don't make me laugh so hard. hahaha..


Hey Ekat.. you said they moved the ski area to a different area of the mountain. Did they move it lower?
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
After a long night and morning of total wind lashing torrential downpour,it just turned to snow here at 7,100ft at Donner Summit!! Sticking, coming down hard...Really hoping we can get a foot or two to stick on our rain sogged base today...Wonder whats happening near the river in Truckee?

Peter
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
it will just be another dry ass windstorm..;-)

Good call.

Edit;
The Ski Park doesn't even do AC.

Nothing steep enough?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
Hey Ekat.. you said they moved the ski area to a different area of the mountain. Did they move it lower?

Lower and around the mountain. . . instead of driving on the Everitt Memorial Highway (from the town of Mt. Shasta) you drive around the mountain on Highway 89 toward McCloud and head up to private land, at the intersection at Snowman's Hill.

The elevation of the top chair is less than 7,000 feet.

WAY different conditions!

The Ski Park doesn't even do AC.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
Skiing on 30 year old yellow klister yesterday...Pulled it out of the fridge next to the EPO stash...Now i have a collage of pine needles stuck to my bases....Snow-rain here at 7600 feet...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:43pm PT

Ekat...that's some dirty looking snow...RJ

WORD, JWerd!

At least it's snowing at BigMtn.

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John M

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
7000 feet. Gack.. thats Sierra Cement territory.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
Skiing on 30 year old yellow klister yesterday...

I have one pair of skis waxed for ultra wet conditions. . . they've been waxed this way since my time at TheRack.

Rex OU klister. . . petrified on there. . . every once in a while I freeze them and add some hard wax over the top. . . they ALWAYS work!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:48pm PT

7000 feet. Gack.. thats Sierra Cement territory.

Well. . . Cascade Concrete, at least!

:-)
John M

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
It Swedish and means glue. Or cement.
:-)

well, if you don't use it, the snow will definitely be glued to the bottom of your skis. :-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
You know what it means, dontcha?

yeah. . . sure do. . . LOVE the stuff. . . it always works! You just have to know how to apply it!

:-)

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
Nothing steep enough?

That, coupled with the place being way down in the trees.

It's a REALLY fun place to ski, though.

Tiny!

You could lose it at Chair One on Mammoth! But. . . day in and day out, top to bottom black diamonds - ALONE!

I skied the place out in less than 2 hours my first time there. . . that's kinda why I opted to stay in Montana this winter. . . it's time to ski Fernie and Big. . . kinda need to get the ole heartrate up!

:-)

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