Big storm bearing down on Northern California


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John M

Nov 30, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
Cry me a river.

I got to see him play that live..
east side underground

Hilton crk,ca
Nov 30, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
snowing nicely here in Hilton crk, some good accumulation in town today,saw a buddy who was on the hill said Rogers was thigh deep.... :)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 04:18pm PT

Mountain climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
Well, somebody had to do it.


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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
It's FINALLY here. . . 45F and POURING RAIN!




Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:13pm PT

Nov 30, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
4.5" of rain so far today here in Wawona

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
no no no


Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
Credit: Michelle
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
they are predicting the truckee to flood at Vista and up in Truckee CA-- sun and mon. Snow level sat night going up to 10,000 feet...

Social climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:39pm PT

Trad climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Nice day in the Gorge clipping bolts, started to sprinkle on the way out

Trad climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
Just under 4.5" of rain in Verdi since Wednesday so far.. this is the most I have seen here since I moved to Verdi in 2007 I think.

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Nor Cal
Nov 30, 2012 - 06:30pm PT

Mountain climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
There's a very interesting story I found from socialclimber's link upthread, about "atmospheric rivers" and the 43 day deluge that flooded N Cal back in 1861. There's evidence this happens about every 200 years:

The intense rainstorms sweeping in from the Pacific Ocean began to pound central California on Christmas Eve in 1861 and continued virtually unabated for 43 days. The deluges quickly transformed rivers running down from the Sierra Nevada mountains along the state’s eastern border into raging torrents that swept away entire communities and mining settlements. The rivers and rains poured into the state’s vast Central Valley, turning it into an inland sea 300 miles long and 20 miles wide. Thousands of people died, and one quarter of the state’s estimated 800,000 cattle drowned. Downtown Sacramento was submerged under 10 feet of brown water filled with debris from countless mudslides on the region’s steep slopes. California’s legislature, unable to function, moved to San Francisco until Sacramento dried out—six months later.

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
its good to be right your still lucky bastards

Mountain climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
Good article about the Christmas flood of 1955.

Lets hope the results are not as bad this time.
Things are sounding a bit grim downstream of the Truckee R. in Reno/Sparks.

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mammoth lakes ca
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
I heard they are diverting the truckee towards Mound House , Nevada..I hope Honey Boo Boo has waterproofed his stuffed animals and crack supply....?
Charlie D.

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Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
kunlun_shan, There is a description of the 1861 flood event in "Up and Down California" by William Brewer which is basically a diary of his years on the Whitney survey party from 1861 to 1864, most excellent read. Drop me a PM about skiing, likely heading out tomorrow for high ground.

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Bay Area
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
Kirkwood forecast for tonight is snow.....then mixed snow/rain tomorrow through Sunday. Snow level 8000 feet
RAIN again starting Tuesday. At 8000 feet.
So much for skiing.
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