Dinkey Lakes, CA
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Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Dinkey Lakes, CA on 05/22/2011 18:49:28 MDT Print View

Anyone know if Dinkey Lakes are clear of snow this time of year?
They seem to be low elevation?

Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Anyone know if Dinkey Lakes are clear of snow this time of year? on 05/22/2011 19:35:28 MDT Print View

bump

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Anyone know if Dinkey Lakes are clear of snow this time of year? on 05/22/2011 20:08:38 MDT Print View

Most of Dinky Lakes Wilderness is above 9k feet. Here is the snow data from Helms Meadow (elevation 8,200 feet) near Courtright Reservoir . I am also hoping to find time to do a hike in this area over the summer.



2/2011 25-JAN-2011 75.1
3/2011 22-FEB-2011 94.3
4/2011 31-MAR-2011 124.7
5/2011 28-APR-2011 83.7


http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryMonthly?HLM

Edited by Davidpcvsamoa on 05/22/2011 20:10:11 MDT.

Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
dinkey on 05/22/2011 20:09:57 MDT Print View

Many thanks

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: Re: Anyone know if Dinkey Lakes are clear of snow this time of year? on 05/22/2011 20:24:14 MDT Print View

It's fun trying to figure out California's weird snow data system. Here's what I've found right in that area from NOAA. Not sure if these are estimates or measured data, but unless they're 170 inches off...

http://ftp.nohrsc.nws.gov/interactive/html/graph.html?station=CYLC1&w=600&h=400&uc=0&by=2011&bm=3&bd=23&bh=6&ey=2011&em=3&ed=30&eh=6&data=0&units=0&region=us

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Anyone know if Dinkey Lakes are clear of snow this time of year? on 05/23/2011 12:03:33 MDT Print View

Hi Chris,

I plugged in your URL and got a page for March 23-30 showing about 180 inches/56 inches water. When I take it out to May 23 I get these data, which indicate about 100 inches of snow remaining (40 inches of water).

http://ftp.nohrsc.nws.gov/interactive/html/graph.html?station=CYLC1&w=600&h=400&uc=0&by=2011&bm=3&bd=23&bh=6&ey=2011&em=5&ed=23&eh=6&data=0&units=0&region=us

I don't know anything about this station, but it must have far more instrumentation than the typical "snow pillows." It's a nice find, thanks!

FWIW I caught a few glimpses through the clouds of the Crystal Range west of Tahoe this weekend, and they look like they normally do in February. It's going to be a short backpacking season.

Cheers,

Rick