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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 11, 2017 - 09:50am PT
Power is out at my friends place in Truckee. Forecast calls for up to ten feet.

Anyone in that area reading this? How's it panning out?

Photos?
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 11, 2017 - 09:59am PT
https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2017 - 10:18am PT
Interesting website, thanks.

This graph I saw there illustrates why Wyoming is so windy in a way I'd never realized, pretty cool.

Credit: Brandon-
john hansen

climber
Jan 11, 2017 - 10:28am PT
Looks like Northstar, Kirkwood, and Heavenly all got close to 4 feet in the last 24 hours.



http://www.onthesnow.com/california/skireport.html
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Jan 11, 2017 - 10:29am PT
Power still out. Wet, heavy snow everywhere. Resorts shut down for 4 days now. High avalanche hazard.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2017 - 11:40am PT
15 years ago, getting snowed in for a couple of days was novel, and super fun. I miss that.
knucko

climber
Jan 11, 2017 - 12:15pm PT
Kirkwood's website reports 71" in the last 48 hours and 133" in last 7 days. This is also mixed in with several inches of rain too!! I have been watching the snow cam and you can watch the snow build up and then get depleted as the warm cells push through!

Was there last Saturday as the storm arrived and it was snaining hard!! Thought I would make it for a dozen runs, ended up with 9 before I was too soaked and the snow was getting really sloppy!!

Also got a text from a buddy who works at The Heave and at the top they got 96" in the last 48 hours!!!!

Gonna be awesome the next two days!!! Tomorrow still snowing and bluebird on Friday!!

BLOWER!!!!!!!

Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jan 11, 2017 - 12:18pm PT
Working sucks.
WBraun

climber
Jan 11, 2017 - 12:20pm PT
How much snow in Tahoe?

Impossible to measure.

It's never ever been done ever!!!
Mike.

climber
Jan 11, 2017 - 12:26pm PT
Exactly this much...

Credit: Mike.

Credit: Mike.


vvv Thanks for the back story.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2017 - 01:11pm PT
I've seen that photo circulating, any idea to its origin?
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Jan 11, 2017 - 01:22pm PT
Alpine Meadows. From an avalanche.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 11, 2017 - 01:37pm PT
"Controlled" avalanche that came through the front door :-)

edit - It is better than uncontrolled destroying the houses.

Brandon, see http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Avalanche-hits-Alpine-Meadows-homes-causes-epic-10848518.php

https://www.facebook.com/siigo/posts/10158143137030249

Lots of storm photos on CHP's site: https://www.facebook.com/CHP-Truckee-1546974278847871/
F

climber
away from the ground
Jan 11, 2017 - 02:38pm PT
F*#k you undeserving, over sunned, Starbucks drinking Californians.
Sounds like you got as much there this week as we have in the whole season. Drought for 2 weeks here with lots of outflow winds.
Maybe I should come down and sleep on someone's couch and let you show me what the good life is all about.

That picture brings back memories of a year when I had a 11 foot tall tunnel shoveled from the driveway to the house here.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 11, 2017 - 02:50pm PT
It's not all fun, F!

Maybe I should post to the 1st world problems thread (or Kirkwood appreciation), but we can't get up there for another day or two. All of 88 closed, with unknown ETO. And its going to be snowing tomorrow.

from https://twitter.com/KirkwoodMtn

After assessing the mountain today we have decided to remain closed fo...
After assessing the mountain today we have decided to remain closed for the day as our Mtn team begins to dig out from under 9' of snow- Coop
Credit: Coop - Kirkwood
F

climber
away from the ground
Jan 11, 2017 - 02:55pm PT
^^^^

That is awesome.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2017 - 02:58pm PT
9'?
labrat

Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
Jan 11, 2017 - 03:06pm PT
Not much fun right now when the roads are closed due to slides and the resorts are closed because of too much snow......

Hope it gets cleaned up before the weekend...
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 11, 2017 - 03:12pm PT
Brandon, I think its 10 at the top of The Wall.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 11, 2017 - 04:16pm PT
hey there say, kunlun_shan... say, nice to hear from you...
keep safe, say, and:

wow, thanks for sharing this and all the links...
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