Snow, lots of it, in Yosemite.

Dec 2nd, 2018, 09:30 AM
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Snow, lots of it, in Yosemite.

Check out the webcams on the Yosemite web site. Lots of snow from a few days ago and much more to come soon.

https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/photo...ia/webcams.htm
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Dec 11th, 2018, 05:00 AM
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Will check back later, the screen is dark (it is very early!)
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Dec 11th, 2018, 09:43 AM
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nanabee, there's a lot less now than there was when I posted this. It's also fun to check Mammoth Mountain's web cams. (www.mammothmountain.com)
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Dec 11th, 2018, 10:52 AM
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A few small storms on the way. Fingers crossed that we get a good snow pack this year!
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Dec 12th, 2018, 05:52 AM
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We were there two weeks ago and they were planning on closing the roads that close for the winter the day we left due to the prediction of snow. Sounds like the forecast was right.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 09:28 AM
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Many feet of new snow in the Sierras. The trees in Yosemite Valley are laden with snow. The webcam of the high Sierras is all white. It's all deep snow. Yosemite Falls have never looked so beautiful!

https://www.nps.gov/customcf/webcam/...E08AC5151D73F6

All the roads in the Park are closed because of snow. Call for information.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 10:00 AM
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Both Hwy 50 and I-80 are also closed. Snow level as low as 1000 feet in a few areas, 2000 feet almost everywhere else. BIG storm.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for posting the link to the web cams. I noticed that the one of the ski area showed no people, does that mean it is no longer active or is it closed when the roads are closed?
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Feb 5th, 2019, 12:55 PM
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Thanks for posting the link to the web cams. I noticed that the one of the ski area showed no people, does that mean it is no longer active or is it closed when the roads are closed?
Couldn't find the specific web cam you mention . . . But NO ski area in the state is closed now. This is their busiest time of year with the Feb holidays (other than Christmas which sometimes doesn't have great snow).

If people can't get to them because all the highways are closed, then it will only be a few locals skiing/snow boarding, but they will be open. As soon as the roads re-open the crowds will descend on them . . .
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Feb 5th, 2019, 01:00 PM
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The road leading to the former Badger Pass is closed because of snow.

Mammoth Mountain has only five lifts and the village gondola operating. They can't let people ski on the new snow until they've made sure there won't be an avalanch and they can't do that until it stops snowing.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 01:26 PM
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Sometimes they close down a resort if there is a storm and high winds. Right now Heavenly is open but some lifts are closed and, of course, many people work during the week and can't go skiing on Tuesday if they live locally. Aside from the highways being closed. You can see one lift on the webcam at Heavenly and there are maybe a dozen people in the camera.

Mammoth has a notice on their website that the main lodge is closed due to heavy snow and blizzard conditions and operations are limited today.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 02:24 PM
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June Mountain was closed last week for avalanche danger.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 03:26 PM
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Of course there are temporary closures for avalanche control, dangerous winds, and such . . . but the question was >>does that mean it is no longer active or is it closed when the roads are closed?<<

Which I took to mean is the resort closed down, or do snow bound roads close resorts.
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Feb 5th, 2019, 03:46 PM
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Couldn't find the specific web cam you mention . . . But NO ski area in the state is closed now. This is their busiest time of year with the Feb holidays (other than Christmas which sometimes doesn't have great snow).
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From the LA Times:
Several ski resorts in the Eastern Sierra and Tahoe remained closed Tuesday because of a blizzard that dropped as much as 9 feet of snow in the biggest storm system so far this season.

A winter storm warning remained in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday for Mono County, home of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain resorts, the National Weather Service said, noting that “travel will be dangerous. Snowfall rates and winds will create periods of zero visibility.”

“We had so much snow it takes awhile to safely open the mountain,” spokesman Tim LeRoy said Monday.

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Feb 5th, 2019, 04:02 PM
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I sent my son a photo of the snow here where I live in the Sierra Foothills at about 3,000', not particularly unusual though there hasn't been much for several winters. He responded telling me there was snow last night where he lives, too, in La Honda, a few miles from the ocean in San Mateo County, south of San Francisco, elevation 700' !! Now THAT'S unusual.
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Feb 6th, 2019, 09:11 AM
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Roads in Yosemite are closed until at least midday today, February 6. The snow has caused trees to fall, further blocking the roads, and so it takes a bit longer to clear than just snow. However, the sun is out and the pics online are fabulous!
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Feb 9th, 2019, 10:18 AM
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Heavy snowfall this week at Yosemite National Park has toppled trees, knocked out power and damaged campgrounds, and some roads and facilities including the ski area remained closed Friday, officials said.

No one was injured during the storm, which from Monday through Wednesday dumped 18 to 24 inches of snow on Yosemite Valley and several feet in the high country.

The park is open, but all visitor services at Half Dome Village remained closed Friday, as the damage was assessed and repairs begun.

About 50 guest cabins at Half Dome Village were damaged or destroyed, as well as 50 to 70 housing units for concession employees, National Park Service officials said. Alternative housing was being arranged for about 150 workers.

Upper Pines Campground, which was deemed unsafe after trees fell on its restrooms, also remained closed Friday, as did Yosemite Ski and Snowboard area, officials said.

No damage estimates have been compiled and it is not known when all of the facilities will be reopened.

“Visitor and employee safety remains the highest priority for the National Park Service and the park concessioner,” the statement from the park service said. Officials advised visitors to check the park and concessioner websites for updates on openings and operating hours.

Road closures and delays could continue over the next several days along Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West), Wawona Road (Highway 41) and El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside within the park, officials said.

Updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park are available at (209) 372-0200 and on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose.


https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...208-story.html
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Feb 9th, 2019, 10:26 AM
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Another series of storms is due in over the next 10-ish days . . .
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Feb 9th, 2019, 01:20 PM
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Staff and a few tourists in Kings Canyon NP were rescued yesterday by snow machines owned by the US Forest Service.
We're going to get a couple more feet of snow in the Oregon Cascades over the next week.
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Feb 9th, 2019, 06:18 PM
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And in the spring, the Merced will flood and the waterfalls will be epic. Snowpack is currently 130% of normal with more snow on the way.
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