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  1. #1326
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    so I got a gig as an unpaid intern for Snowbrains

    now you kooks can heckle me in public - I humbly present my first couple of short articles - stay tuned for moar

    https://snowbrains.com/mono-winds-da...odge-ridge-ca/

    https://snowbrains.com/blizzard-warn...ough-jan-29th/
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  2. #1327
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    BV closed tomorrow

    they canít handle the snow
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  3. #1328
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    Is DR still planning on the grand re opening?

  4. #1329
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    yup

    Iím planning to hike early and be at the top before everyone else.
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  5. #1330
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    The area that I shoveled out around my rig before dinner, at Bear, has at least two feet on it now.

  6. #1331
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    what are you gonna do tomorrow?
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  7. #1332
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    so I got a gig as an unpaid intern for Snowbrains

    now you kooks can heckle me in public - I humbly present my first couple of short articles - stay tuned for moar

    https://snowbrains.com/mono-winds-da...odge-ridge-ca/

    https://snowbrains.com/blizzard-warn...ough-jan-29th/
    Great write-up on the Dodge Ridge wind event. Wild. It's awesome to have these events documented. Were many of the downed trees otherwise healthy or mostly beetle+drought kill?

    One suggestion as you write is to take extra care with word choice, especially when describing extreme or notable events. 'Unprecedented' is a very strong term and can get you into some trouble unless you do a lot of extra work, whereas 'rare' is much less likely to do so. Not that anyone is really checking, but just a comment from my perspective as one who writes about a lot of weather and climate extremes. For example, other extreme evil east/Mono wind events occurred at Kirkwood last year (the still-questionable 209 mph reading, but based on impacts it was certainly roaring) and the November 2011 blow-down in Mono County where the Mammoth anemometer pinned at it's max of 185 mph for quite some time. Most certainly rare for the central Sierra Nevada, but I'd argue not unprecedented for the region.

    Enjoy the pow down there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    what are you gonna do tomorrow?
    A lot of shoveling. And exit stage left, if the road is open. 4 Never closes, right?

    I have gotten too old for this level of storm. 10 years ago, in the Woods RV lot, this wouldíve simply been fun. But my Bella canít bounce thru the snow the same, either. Carrying a 70 lb dog, in the dark, thru snow drifts, trying to find a spot where she will pee: priceless. Probably have to leave her home for any other Big storm trips. She will not like that. She loves snow.
    Although I am probably done with Big storm trips, too. Start passing on the atmospheric rivers.
    Getting old sucks.

    I am very thankful that Bear has allowed me to stay here, parked in one spot. I have not given up hope that KW again has a RV Pass...

  9. #1334
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    Central California

    Quote Originally Posted by 2_1_3 View Post
    Great write-up on the Dodge Ridge wind event. Wild. It's awesome to have these events documented. Were many of the downed trees otherwise healthy or mostly beetle+drought kill?

    One suggestion as you write is to take extra care with word choice, especially when describing extreme or notable events. 'Unprecedented' is a very strong term and can get you into some trouble unless you do a lot of extra work, whereas 'rare' is much less likely to do so. Not that anyone is really checking, but just a comment from my perspective as one who writes about a lot of weather and climate extremes. For example, other extreme evil east/Mono wind events occurred at Kirkwood last year (the still-questionable 209 mph reading, but based on impacts it was certainly roaring) and the November 2011 blow-down in Mono County where the Mammoth anemometer pinned at it's max of 185 mph for quite some time. Most certainly rare for the central Sierra Nevada, but I'd argue not unprecedented for the region.

    Enjoy the pow down there!
    thank you

    I just posted another

    and I used ďunprecedentedĒ

    no one I know has seen that here

    I am going to edit that



    the thing is - mono winds are not rare

    the damage is unprecedented in the context of the ski area
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  10. #1335
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdrhound View Post
    A lot of shoveling. And exit stage left, if the road is open. 4 Never closes, right?

    I have gotten too old for this level of storm. 10 years ago, in the Woods RV lot, this wouldíve simply been fun. But my Bella canít bounce thru the snow the same, either. Carrying a 70 lb dog, in the dark, thru snow drifts, trying to find a spot where she will pee: priceless. Probably have to leave her home for any other Big storm trips. She will not like that. She loves snow.
    Although I am probably done with Big storm trips, too. Start passing on the atmospheric rivers.
    Getting old sucks.

    I am very thankful that Bear has allowed me to stay here, parked in one spot. I have not given up hope that KW again has a RV Pass...
    ❤️
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    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  12. #1337
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    4-5í drifts around the rig.
    The guy in the van next-door had to have help getting out as it was up to the middle of his door window.

  13. #1338
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    108 is a fucking disaster
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  14. #1339
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    I liked your write-up Mike!

    I think I'll head up tomorrow. Think I'll avoid 4. How much of a shit show is 108?

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    almost lost a good friend to snow immersion today

    he was under the snow 10-12 minutes - no pulse or respirations when patrol got him out - got him back with CPR - alive - having seizures when he went in the back of the ambulance

    fuck
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    108 was as bad as Iíve ever seen it
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    oof. Nice save.

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    Itís handy to have a ski patroller around. Iím glad you were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    108 was as bad as Iíve ever seen it
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    A wide section of 4.

  20. #1345
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdrhound View Post
    Itís handy to have a ski patroller around. Iím glad you were there.
    I didnít do shit.

    I was hiking alone to the top because Iím anti-social and was not going to wait in a fucking line.

    I stumbled upon it all at the tail end.
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  21. #1346
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    while I was skiing solo where nobody knew where I was a friend almost died right under the main chair in front of everyone

    fuck

    Iím a mess
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    When I was in Boy Scouts, we did an annual trip up to some cabins around there. The kids that could afford it skied at Dodge, I couldnít afford, so we did he sled hill at Strawberry iirc. Never skied it once I started sadly.
    Sounds like tomorrow will be amazeballs.

    Edit: sorry to hear about your friend. Hope for a full and rapid recovery. A lot of snow is fun, but dangerous for sure.

  23. #1348
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    while I was skiing solo where nobody knew where I was a friend almost died right under the main chair in front of everyone

    fuck

    Iím a mess
    He's alive, chill the fuck out.
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

  24. #1349
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    fuck you
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  25. #1350
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    while I was skiing solo where nobody knew where I was a friend almost died right under the main chair in front of everyone

    fuck

    Iím a mess
    Dude you are 100% allowed to be a mess, and glad your friend got his life back.

    Be safe out there, man.

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