34658Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Sierra storms
- Aug 25 11:21 PMI'm not sure how Barbara does it, but one way to access the NWS
warnings is to go to weather.com and search for the location
mono hot springs, ca
It is near Lakes Edison and Florence, so roughly mid-trial (lower
elevation, though, than most of the trail)
If there is an active weather warning, weather.com will link you to it
near the top of the page
Right now (actually 8:30 pm tonight - Sunday) that warning link leads
your to this NWS statement
... THUNDERSTORM THREAT RETURNS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERT THIS WEEK...
TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR THIS
WEEK AND HELP FUEL THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THE MOISTURE
WILL FIRST ARRIVE IN THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND DESERT MONDAY THEN
SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO THE SIERRA TUESDAY AND LINGER THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK. ALTHOUGH THUNDERSTORMS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS... ONE OR TWO THUNDERSTORMS COULD WANDER INTO THE
SIERRA FOOTHILLS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
IN ADDITION TO DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING... THUNDERSTORMS
CAN BRING HEAVY RAIN AND LOCALIZED FLOODING ALONG WITH GUSTY AND
HIKERS... CAMPERS AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR UPDATES ON THIS
Or go to this link and scan down to see if there is a warning for the
Sierra between Yosemite and Kings Canyon
That page now reads
TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
930 PM PDT SUN AUG 25 2013
...AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE MONDAY THROUGH
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND THE TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS.
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY.
FOR DETAILS PLEASE SEE THE LATEST SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
That last reference leads you (via a Google search) to
which now reads the same as you'd find on the link provided by weather.com
Sometimes this weather research feels like more trouble than it's
worth. Over the course of a long hike, I figure I'm likely to see some
bad weather. Exactly when it appears and how long it lasts isn't all
that critical assuming I am ready for it.
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Luke <untilthenlwt@...> wrote:
> Hi Barbara,
> What weather resource(s) are you getting the forecasts from?
> Thanks, Luke.
> --- In email@example.com, Barbara Karagosian <barbara@...>
>> Hazardous warnings as of 6:40pm tonight
>> AT 642 PM PDT...NUMEROUS STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE OCCURRING OVER
>> THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA...FOOTHILLS...AND EASTERN SAN JOAQUIN
>> VALLEY AREAS.
>> HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF PENNIES AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE
>> EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS...ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT
>> DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.
>> Chance of rain 60% in Tuolumne and Reds areas tonight, 50% tomorrow,
>> decreasing to 20% Weds and clear by Thursday. Stay safe!
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