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Old 06-01-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Looks like GFS shows snow for the West June 5th. Comes on shore in CA then moves North towards Canada.
Looks like a pretty good chunk of snowy weather.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Mountains near Redding, CA have snow forecast down to 5000 ft. Low enough to snarl some (rather remote) mountain passes.

CURRENT FORECAST MODELS INDICATE SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION IS
POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN SIERRA WITH RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW AT
THE PASSES AS SNOW LEVELS LOWER MONDAY NIGHT. UP TO 5 INCHES OF
SNOWFALL MAY OCCUR ALONG THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA CREST WITH
AROUND AN INCH OR SO POSSIBLE DOWN TO AROUND THE 5000 FOOT LEVEL.
CAMPERS...HIKERS AND OTHER OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS ARE ADVISED TO BE
PREPARED FOR A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN THE WEATHER MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
MOTORISTS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO BE PREPARED FOR WINTER-LIKE DRIVING
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE HIGH-ELEVATION NORTHERN SIERRA PASSES.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Almost forgot this one... Another snow record...Two of them. Daily snow record and Most snow this late in May.

Late-May storm sets 2 snowfall records for Billings : The Billings Gazette - Montana & Wyoming News

The Billings area received 2.2 inches of snow as of midnight Friday..That was a record snowfall for May 25, ..“That broke the old record of 0.3 inches in 1975..

A second record that was set has to do with snow depth. The NWS measures snow depth at 6 a.m., and on Saturday, that depth measured 1 inch,...“That’s the latest record of 1 inch this late in May,” he said. The previous record was set in 1983, when on May 13 it snowed 10 inches, Humphrey said. All of that snow had melted by the next day.



Total shame we only rely on NWS locations for records. I bet you so many "local" spots breaking records left and right ,.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Winter Weather Advisory for California Counties of:

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yuba

1051 AM PDT MON JUN 4 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 4 INCHES.

* ELEVATION: ABOVE 6000 FEET
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pi...-WWUS86-SPSSEW

326 PM PDT MON JUN 4 2012

WAZ518-519-051200-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-326 PM PDT MON JUN 4 2012

...LATE SEASON SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING OVER THE HIGHER WASHINGTON CASCADES AND PASSES...

AN UNSEASONABLE LATE SEASON COLD UPPER LOW WILL MOVE INLAND LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. AS THIS UPPER LOW APPROACHES...SNOW LEVELS IN THE CASCADES WILL FALL FROM ABOUT 7000 FEET EARLY THIS EVENING TO 4000-4500 FEET TUESDAY MORNING.

A QUICK BUT BRIEF COUPLE INCHES OF SLUSHY SNOW IS POSSIBLE ON ROADWAYS ABOVE 4000-4500 FEET BETWEEN ABOUT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. ROAD TEMPERATURES ARE WARM ENOUGH THAT THE SNOW OR SLUSH WOULD MELT BETWEEN SHOWERS AND WILL NOT LIKELY ACCUMULATE DURING THE DAY TUESDAY.

HOWEVER...LOCATIONS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY ABOVE 5000 FEET COULD SEE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. LOCATIONS ABOVE ABOUT 6000 FEET WILL LIKELY SEE WINTER STORM CONDITIONS. BACKPACKERS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL FACE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS DUE TO LOW VISIBILITIES AND UNSEASONABLY COLD CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Sierras Nevada to see snow.

WINTRY WEATHER RETURNS TO THE SIERRA NEVADA - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA – JUN 4 2012

A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW TO THE HIGH SIERRA NEVADA LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOW ABOVE 8500 TO 9000 FEET. HOWEVER…SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO 6000 TO 6500 FEET THIS EVENING…AND TO AROUND 5000 FEET LATE TONIGHT. THE WARM GROUND WILL MELT THE SNOW AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS…BUT ACCUMULATE OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA. CAMPERS AND
HIKERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTRY WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER THE
HIGH SIERRA. WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 4 INCHES. LOCATIONS INCLUDE: MAJOR PASSES ON INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAYS 50…4 AND 88. THE ROAD TO LASSEN PARK. WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 60 MPH OVER EXPOSED RIDGES.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Tom Niziol writes:

"calendar says June, there is still the potential to see snowfall, mainly in the mountains across the U.S. That is just what happened overnight in

The Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California abolve about 4500 ft. Here is a webcam shot from CalTrans on I-80 near Donner Pass at Castle Peak this morning, enjoy !!"

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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17-32" of snow projected to fall on Mt. Rainier, WA over next 72 hours.

I wish they had an OBS station up there like Washington does, I would volunteer to stay there and maintain it. lol I'm sure a few others would too.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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17-32" of snow projected to fall on Mt. Rainier, WA over next 72 hours.

I wish they had an OBS station up there like Washington does, I would volunteer to stay there and maintain it. lol I'm sure a few others would too.
Considering it's on a glacier and requires some mountaineering skill to reach it's not happening. There's a road that services the Mt. Washington Observatory, that's not possible for Mt. Rainier.

However, an automated weather station would be certaintly feasible. Scientist have put an automated weather station on the top of Mt. Killmanjaro, though that mountain is much less glaciated than Mt. Rainier.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Considering it's on a glacier and requires some mountaineering skill to reach it's not happening. There's a road that services the Mt. Washington Observatory, that's not possible for Mt. Rainier.

However, an automated weather station would be certaintly feasible. Scientist have put an automated weather station on the top of Mt. Killmanjaro, though that mountain is much less glaciated than Mt. Rainier.
Great info as usual. Thanks!

Unless we use a helicopter to drop me off. LOL!
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