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  • Luke
    John, Thank you for the suggestions! Luke.
    Message 1 of 20 , Aug 27 10:54 PM
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      John,

      Thank you for the suggestions!

      Luke.


      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'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
      > ERRATIC WINDS.
      >
      > HIKERS... CAMPERS AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST
      > FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR UPDATES ON THIS
      > DEVELOPING PATTERN.
      >
      > 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
      >
      > CAZ094-096-097-261200-
      > 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
      > SATURDAY...
      >
      > THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
      > THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND THE TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS.
      >
      > .DAY ONE...TONIGHT
      >
      > 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
      > /SFOSPSHNX/.
      >
      >
      > That last reference leads you (via a Google search) to
      >
      > http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?prod=SFOSPSHNX&wfo=cnrfc&version=0
      >
      > 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
      > 415-648-9279
      >
      >
      > 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 johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Barbara Karagosian <barbara@>
      > > wrote:
      > >>
      > >> 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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