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'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:42 pm
by dave54
The TV weather reader described the forecast next week as an unseasonable storm. Must be a new guy.

We have had a cold and wet late May storm every year as far back as I can remember. Bright, warm, and sunny would be unseasonable.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:50 pm
by TahoeJeff
Local Tahoe knowledge has it that it almost always snow on Memeorial day.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:52 pm
by bobby49
Somewhere in California, I've been snowed upon during every month of the calendar.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:30 pm
by robow8
bobby49 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Somewhere in California, I've been snowed upon during every month of the calendar.
I got snowed on in the San Gabriels in SoCal last Memorial Day weekend.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:15 pm
by dave54
bobby49 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Somewhere in California, I've been snowed upon during every month of the calendar.
Yep.

Newcomers don't believe me when I tell them the Chester Fourth of July parade got snowed on one year.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:57 pm
by TahoeJeff
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
10 AM PDT MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* WHAT...Accumulating snow expected above 7000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of 1 to 4 inches for passes between 7000 and 8000
feet, with 4 to 8 inches for passes above 8000 feet. Little to
no accumulation expected below 7000 feet. Southwest winds
gusting as high as 90 mph on the Sierra ridges.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 10 AM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions due to slushy
accumulation on Sierra passes, including Donner, Mt. Rose,
Carson, Echo, Ebbetts, and Sonora. The hazardous conditions will
impact the Monday morning commute.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 am
by Carne_DelMuerto
Hanford NWS is predicting up to 12" in some areas above 7k. That should help keep the high country fresh and wet a bit longer.

Re: 'Unseasonable storm'?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:55 am
by c9h13no3
Carne_DelMuerto wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 am
Hanford NWS is predicting up to 12" in some areas above 7k. That should help keep the high country fresh and wet a bit longer.
It's what we refer to as "sun cup filler" :D