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it just started. shits gunna be insane!
such a crazy storm, whoever is out there, take some pics and post em.
The Town of Mammoth Lakes is notifying all residents, and visitors to be prepared for periods of blizzard conditions and heavy snow beginning Friday, January 4, thru Sunday, January 6, 2008.
The National Weather Service has issued an urgent Winter Storm Watch for Mammoth Lakes warning of significant snow accumulations and strong winds that have the potential to create dangerous winter driving conditions Friday through Sunday. Four day snowfall totals of 5 - 8 feet are possible through Sunday in the Sierra.
The Town advises residents and visitors to be prepared by listening to KMMT, 106.5 and Sierra Wave, 92.5 for any road closures or shelter openings at the Mammoth High School. The Town will also post updated information on the Public Information Line: (760) 934-8054, TV 51, and the Tourism and Town's websites. To report emergencies along HWY 395 or 203, call 911, and for other emergencies within Mono County, call Mono County Dispatch at (760) 932-7549 ext 7.
In preparation for the winter storm, the Town encourages both residents and visitors to prepare travel plans that can be altered based on changing road conditions. Please call Caltrans at (800) 427-7623 or visit the CHP website for the latest road conditions. If you don't have to travel during the storm, we advise you to limit your travel throughout Town to assist snow removal efforts and stay in your place of residence or check with the front desk of your lodging property about staying additional nights.
the advent of extended road closures, or power loss, the Town advises
residents and visitors to stock up on water, food, first aid supplies,
clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, along with special
items for medical conditions. You may also consider an alternative way
to heat your home; and if you have to drive, fuel up your vehicle in
advance, carry chains, a cell phone, emergency food, water and blankets
or sleeping bags.
HAHA, sounds like just another day here in the rockies of Colorado
Already, the wind and heavy rains have hit the southern Oregon and the northern half of California. Winds in the coastal mountains either side of the Oregon-California border gusted over 150 mph during the morning. Winds gusted to near 90 mph in the San Francisco Bay Area causing a great deal of tree and power line damage. Winds gusted to just over 100 mph on the hill tops around Oakland. Winds have also gusted to between 60 and 70 mph in the Redding and Sacramento areas.
Heavy rain totals in the coastal mountains north of San Francisco have reached 8 inches.
Heavy rain is gradually shifting southward from northern California into central California and finally into Southern California. Rain totals will range from 2 to 5 inches in the valleys and along the coast to as much as 1 foot in the coastal mountains. Flash flooding is likely along the entire California coast and will not be confined to burn areas.
Snow levels will plummet in the northern California mountains and the Sierra now through Saturday morning with levels reaching valley floors over northern California.
A foot or two of snow will fall in parts of the Cascades of Washington and Oregon. In the mountains of California, hourly snowfall rates could reach 6 to 8 inches. Snow accumulations between 2 feet (valley floors) and locally 12 feet (ridge tops) will bury the Sierra by the end of the weekend. White-out, blizzard conditions will make any travel through the Siskiyou and Sierra Mountains deadly.
Damagingly strong wind gusts will continue over California especially in the vicinity of a dtrong cold front, ranging from between 50 and 70 mph at the lowest elevations to as high as between 150 and 200 mph at the ridge tops of the Sierra. Strong and damaging winds will also impact western Washington and most of Oregon, where winds could gust over 60 mph.
Swells along the Washington, Oregon and northern California coasts will peak between 30 and 35 feet overnight and high surf warnings have been issued. Snow and damaging winds will increase through interior parts of the West this weekend, impacting Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and the Colorado Rockies. Several feet of snow could fall at the higher elevations with wind gusts to over 80 mph.
Heavy rain may reach into the Desert Southwest this weekend, including the Las Vegas area and the lower Colorado River Valley. Rain and mountain snow will also increase over parts of Arizona and New Mexico.
150 to 200mph winds up high along with 12 feet of snow coming down at 6-8 inches per hour? Are you kidding me? that is fucking insane, slopes are gonna be so windloaded. Patrol is gonna be workin 24/7 for about 2 weeks i woud bet.