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Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
what is the best place to find out what the current snow level is in Sequoia? on 11/19/2012 13:06:43 MST Print View

What is the best place to find out what the current snow level is in Sequoia?
I was looking at the webcam at Mineral King and it doesn't look like that much snow was dropped with the last storm.

A friend and I wanted to go up into the Tableland above Pear Lake Thanksgiving weekend and
I'm not sure how much snow we would find up that way. Is there a website that would tell us
what elevation the snow starts.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: what is the best place to find out what the current snow level is in Sequoia? on 11/19/2012 13:45:32 MST Print View

There's always the NOAA snow model:
http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html?ql=station&zoom=&loc=45.382+N%2C+122.315+W&var=ssm_depth&snap=1&o9=1&o12=1&o13=1&lbl=m&o7=1&mode=pan&extents=us&min_x=-122.31666666667&min_y=44.991666666667&max_x=-121.38333333333&max_y=45.691666666667&coord_x=-121.85&coord_y=45.341666666666995&zbox_n=&zbox_s=&zbox_e=&zbox_w=&metric=0&bgvar=dem&shdvar=shading&width=600&height=450&nw=600&nh=450&h_o=0&font=0&js=1&uc=0

That's pointing at Mt Hood but you can scroll around and see anywhere in the U.S. and some of Canada

It's not perfect but it gives an idea. Like if it says the snow melted off on a particular day, it may linger for a few weeks, or if it says 6 inches, maybe it's really a foot. And it gives the average over an area that's like a square mile, so if you're looking at a narrow ridge, there could be significant snow, but average over a mile off the ridge there's little snow.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
what is the best place to find out what the current snow level is in Sequoia? on 11/19/2012 22:50:35 MST Print View

Anthony,
Get in touch with Greg Gressel I think he might have the info you're looking for.

Edited by jumpbackjack on 11/19/2012 22:51:25 MST.

Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
s on 11/19/2012 23:56:05 MST Print View

Thanks