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Trinity alps snow pack

Post by Gazelle » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:12 am

Does anyone know how much snow is in the trinity alps ie Thompson peak area would like to do the High route? Thanks Kristine. Any webcams pointing that way?


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Post by Gazelle » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:39 am

Thank you have that, more looking to snow pack than weather not sure which noaa station is the closest from what I can tell at about 6500 there is/will be no snow soon?
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Re: Trinity alps snow pack

Post by frozenintime » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:19 pm

perhaps the stations on this map can help: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecstation2/#

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Re: Trinity alps snow pack

Post by BigSea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:55 pm

The Snow Analyses Overlays here may be helpful as well. Not sure how accurate they are though.

https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

Just download the latest kmz file listed by date under "Snow Analyses Overlays" and when you open the file it will open up google earth. It defaults to Snow Water Equivalent, so you'll need to change that to Snow Depth.

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Post by Gazelle » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:17 pm

Perfect big time thank you
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Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:13 pm

Here is the Shasta Web Cam - it is pretty close so you may be able to judge from that.

http://www.skimountaineer.com/MtnWebCam ... bCams.html

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Post by Ikan Mas » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:00 pm

I was in Oroville today and could see across the valley to the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Coast Range, which was very snowy. The peak of Snow Mountain is 7000 feet and Snow Mountain is 105 miles due south of the Trinities. Considering the miracle March we've had, I suspect things are pretty snowy in the high country.

In 2014 I went with some friends up to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes on May 2. However, 2014 was pretty dry compared to this year. Weaverville only got 20-21 inches of precipitation that year, while their average is something like 38 inches. Off hand, I'm not seeing the cumulative precipitation for this year, but its probably heavier than 2014.

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Re: Trinity alps snow pack

Post by Gazelle » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:44 am

Thank you
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