yosemite wind advisory 2.2.19

yosemite wind advisory 2.2.19

A Wind Advisory is now in effect through 4 AM Sunday for the Sierra Nevada Foothills below 5,000 feet and the San Joaquin Valley. A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Kern County Mountains until 4 PM today. Be careful if driving a high-profile vehicle.yosemite wind advisory 2.2.19

Yosemite Flood Watch 1.31.19

Yosemite Flood Watch 1.31.19

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a wide swath of this region. Heavy rains are being predicted starting Friday, which could cause flooding, mudslides, overflowing streams and more.Yosemite Flood Watch 1.31.19

Yosemite storm update 2.1.19

Yosemite storm update 2.1.19

5-7 inches of liquid precipitation through Monday in the Sierra (40-70 inches of snow at the highest peaks of the Sierra (Some of these high totals are outside the ski areas on the Sierra Crest). Yosemite storm update 2.1.19

Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions 1.31.19

Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions 1.31.19

January 30, 2019 Posted by: Laura and Rob Pilewski
New snow: None
Total settled snow depth: 47 inches (at 8,600 feet)
High temperature: 55°F (January 27)
Low temperature:  3°F (January 25)

Ski Conditions and WeatherYosemite Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions 1.31.19
It’s good to be back posting after the government shutdown. January was a good month for snowfall and skiing in the Tuolumne Meadows area. We measured 73 inches of new snow for the month, and our settled base depth nearly doubled from 24 inches on January 1 to 47 inches today. We just completed the first snow surveys of the winter, and snow depths ranged from 82 inches at our westernmost course at Snow Flat to 57 inches at our easternmost course at Dana Meadow. These numbers are about average for this time of year. It looks like we might get another good shot of precipitation this weekend, so hopefully the Sierra water bank continues to get more deposits than withdrawals…

Ski conditions along Tioga Road and in the wilderness surrounding Tuolumne Meadows are good. Coverage is excellent, except for windswept ridges. This week saw warm temperatures, which have has caused a melt-freeze crust to form on most aspects below 9000 feet.  The upper elevations have been hit hard by high winds this month, which have affected all snow surface above tree line. There was corn snow (a granular surface resulting from melting and refreezing) at mid elevations on open south-facing slopes this week. But, given the forecast, this is all about to change. Although it felt like spring at times this week, don’t be fooled—it is still winter. Know how to navigate in poor visibility and always be self-reliant in wilderness.

Yosemite wind 1.31.19

Yosemite wind 1.31.19

Strong winds are expected with the cold front moving through the region on Friday night and Saturday morning. Southeast winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected below the Tehachapi Mountain passes including the Grapevine and along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. Continue to monitor weather.gov/hanford for updates to this potentially dangerous situation.

 

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Yosemite Weather 1.1.19

Yosemite Weather 1.1.19

Heavy snow is expected to start Friday afternoon and continue through Monday night as two separate storm systems will move across the Southern Sierra Nevada. Snow levels will start out around 7000 feet and lower on Saturday to around 5000 feet. There will be a break on Sunday before the next system moves in Sunday afternoon and evening. Snow levels will once again lower to below 4000 feet Sunday night and Monday. Total snow amounts could be as high as five feet.

Yosemite Weather 1.1.19

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