C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

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C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby XtremelyInspired » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:54 am

:shock: Thanksgiving Week C2C aspirations dashed!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-116.6781666796131&lat=33.814846788448264#.WDK_-cuIbqA

San Jacinto Peak Weather Conditions

11/21/16
Overnight
Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 25. Windy, with a southwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Monday, 11/29/16
Snow showers, mainly before 4pm. High near 38. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ056&warncounty=CAC065&firewxzone=CAZ256&local_place1=5%20Miles%20NE%20Pine%20Cove%20CA&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory&lat=33.8148&lon=-116.6782#.WDLCK8uIbqA

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1020 PM PST SUN NOV 20 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ABOVE 7000
FEET TONIGHT. AT 10 PM...THE SNOW LEVEL WAS 8500 FEET. IT WILL
LOWER TO 6500 FEET THROUGH SUNRISE. THE PERIOD OF MOST WIDESPREAD
AND SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL BE FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY MONDAY.

CAZ055-056-211800-
/O.CON.KSGX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-161121T1800Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
1020 PM PST SUN NOV 20 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
MONDAY...

* SNOW LEVELS...ABOVE 8000 FEET EARLY TONIGHT...LOWERING TO 6500
FEET BY MORNING.

* TIMING...RAIN ON THE SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES CHANGING OVER TO
ALL SNOW ABOVE 6500 FEET BY MORNING. BRIEF BURSTS OF HEAVY SNOW
WILL BE LIKELY LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH MIDDAY MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BETWEEN 6000 TO 7000 FT...
3 TO 6 INCHES BETWEEN 7000 TO 8000 FEET... AND 5 TO 10 INCHES
ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* WINDS...AREAS OF SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN
SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND DENSE FOG.

* IMPACTS...VERY SLICK AND TREACHEROUS MOUNTAIN ROAD TRAVEL
LIKELY IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING. PLAN AHEAD IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING THROUGH THE
MOUNTAINS! CARRY CHAINS AND TAKE EXTRA FOOD AND CLOTHING.

* REPORTS...SNOW REPORTS ARE APPRECIATED VIA OUR FACEBOOK AND
TWITTER FEEDS!

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

MOEDE

Wind Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1025 PM PST SUN NOV 20 2016

...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND
DESERTS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY EVENING...

.A VIGOROUS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC WILL
MOVE THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT BRINGING STRONG SOUTHWEST
TO WEST WINDS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. THE WINDS WILL
DECREASE IN SAN BERNARDINO LATE TONIGHT...BUT CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY EVENING IN THE RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES MOUNTAINS
AND DESERTS.

CAZ056-058-062-065-211430-
/O.CON.KSGX.WI.Y.0043.000000T0000Z-161122T0400Z/
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-SAN GORGONIO PASS NEAR BANNING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JULIAN...PINE VALLEY...
BORREGO SPRINGS...DESERT HOT SPRINGS
1025 PM PST SUN NOV 20 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST MONDAY...

* WINDS...AREAS OF SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 50 MPH. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* LOCATION...STRONGEST WINDS NEAR MOUNTAIN RIDGE TOPS AND ALONG
DESERT MOUNTAIN SLOPES INTO ADJACENT AREAS...AND IN THE
NORTHERN COACHELLA VALLEY BELOW THE SAN GORGONIO PASS.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED AT TIMES IN BLOWING SAND AND BLOWING DUST
IN THE DESERTS.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...
REDUCED VISIBILITY... POSSIBLE ROAD DELAYS AND CLOSURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy.

Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

Thanksgiving Day
Sunny, with a high near 49.

Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Breezy.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Breezy.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 50. Windy.

https://www.pstramway.com/long-valley-cam/
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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby Ellen » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:27 am

Howdy Extremely Inspired :-)

I understand your disappointment. Looks like Long Valley got several inches of snow.

https://www.pstramway.com/long-valley-cam/

Would love to get in a tram shoe before the end of the year.

Miles of smiles,
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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby zippetydude » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:15 pm

Actual snowfall is reported to be just a few inches. This might be the perfect time to do your C2C. If I were you I would kick all my plans right back into gear.

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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby XtremelyInspired » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:20 am

Does anyone know what the current trail conditions are like on the traverse and the switchbacks?
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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby zippetydude » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:18 pm

If you look at the Long Valley tramcam you can see that the snow is only about an inch or two deep. There are people walking around and they don't sink in at all. The snow is unlikely to be any deeper than that on the trail below.

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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby neverwashasbeen » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:15 pm

I hiked from the tram to Round Valley today. The trails were mostly covered with a few inches of snow. A team coming down from the peak reported about 8-10 inches at the peak. I walked over to Grubbs Notch and met two hikers just finishing Skyline. They reported that they needed traction devices from the traverse up. All trails are well tracked and conditions are freeze/thaw, so tractions devices would have been helpful on some sections of trail that I was hiking.
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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby XtremelyInspired » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:45 am

Thanks. That's was very helpful information. Microspikes or crampons?
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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby zippetydude » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:08 pm

Thanks Cameron. I may wander out there this weekend some time along. I was wondering if anything would be needed...microspikes sound perfect.

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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby XtremelyInspired » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:50 pm

Where can I purchase microspikes in or around Palm Springs? Big 5 at the Smoke Tree Shopping Center did not have them. No outdoor climbing outfitters in the Palm Springs area that I know of either. Unfortunately, I left all of my climbing equipment in Colorado.
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Re: C2C Thanksgiving Week Weather Conditions.

Postby Florian » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:23 pm

XtremelyInspired wrote:Where can I purchase microspikes in or around Palm Springs?

Perhaps Nomad Ventures in either Idyllwild or Joshua Tree .. http://www.nomadventures.com/locations.html

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