Snow Storm in the Sierras

Public Information Statement
1100 am PST sun Dec 30 2007

A snowstorm of potentially historic proportions will affect the
Sierra Nevada during the upcoming weekend. Snowfall totals with this
snowstorm could rival snowfall amounts that were seen in some of the
most devastating snowstorms of the past 50 years.

Research done on heavy snowfall in the Sierra has identified the
most significant snowstorms to affect the range. Listed below are
the top fifteen snowstorms that deposited the largest snowfall
amounts on the entire Sierra during the past half century. Snowfall
with this weekend’s snowstorm could equal amounts seen among the top
five all-time Sierra snowstorms.

………………………………………………………….

Greatest Sierra snowstorms (1949-50 through 2004-2005) with storm
total snowfall amounts (in.) At various locations

Can – canyon dam (plumas county)
boc – Boca (nevada county)
css – central Sierra snow lab (nevada-Placer county)
tah – Tahoe City (placer county)
grg – Grant Grove (tulare county)

can boc css tah grg
1. Jan. 10-17, 1952 108.0 68.0 141.0 149.0 68.0
2. Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 1982 26.0 47.0 125.5 59.0 63.0
3. Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 1958 46.5 48.0 mm 98.5 69.0
4. Dec. 28, 1992-Jan. 2, 1993 74.0 47.0 76.6 57.5 mm
5. Mar. 21-24, 1995 32.0 26.0 100.6 74.0 59.0

6. Mar. 10-14, 1967 60.0 59.0 74.8 92.0 38.5
7. Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 1975 62.0 38.0 65.0 42.0 25.0
8. Dec. 27-31, 1964 46.0 42.0 87.2 77.0 26.0
9. Feb. 23-26, 1969 35.0 28.0 74.0 37.0 63.0
10. Jan. 27-30, 1981 24.0 24.0 72.0 40.0 48.0

11. Dec. 21-23, 1996 23.0 65.0 53.6 73.0 25.0
12. Dec. 29, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005 48.0 49.5 89.7 64.0 mm
13. Feb. 9-12, 1959 43.0 31.0 mm 43.0 64.0
14. Feb. 16-18, 1990 30.0 49.0 73.0 46.0 24.0
15. Jan. 20-23, 1997 34.0 18.0 73.4 44.0 35.0

Mm – missing data

Dick Flanagan K7VC NV SM
k7vc@arrl.org

Some good information from my AARL group about the weather coming to us around Thursday this week.

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About Cyn Bagley

My life is a mixture of travel, jobs, and disease. You can find some of my novels on amazon.com under the name Cyn Bagley.
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2 Responses to Snow Storm in the Sierras

  1. Sideon says:

    Happy New Year, Cyn!

  2. Happy New Year back to you Don!Life is going by soooooo fast.

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