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An incredible storm hit Mammoth Lakes on Sunday night. I went out and cleaned about 8 inches of snow off of my truck at about 7:00PM. The next morning I looked out the window and saw this:
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This is what it looked like when I opened the garage door:
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After I ran the snowblower between the two trucks this is what it looked like:
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It took me two hours to dig my truck out. The bed was completely filled above the level of the cab:
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I measured 42" of snow on top of the cab of the truck. That all fell in about 13 hours. Our house is at 7800'. Up at the 9000' level they were reporting 109" of snow from this storm. We were stranded there for an extra day because 395 was closed (oh darn!). I had to ski an extra 2 days in the waist deep powder instead of going back to work.
 

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i worship Mr T
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wow! that's a lot of snow. was it the champagne powder type or something heavier?

what a sacrifice to be stuck skiing for 2 extra days. my heart goes out to you. :p

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Light powder

No, it was not light snow. It was heavy. It was deep enough that the weight of the top layers seemed to pack the bottom layers. My back and shoulders are a little sore from shoveling so much. The snow blower was overwelmed.
 

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Your snowblower must kick some butt to even be able to put a dent in that pile, especially if it's Sierra cement. My Kubota would be gasping (a little). Any portion of that dump would be quite welcome here right now!

Impressive, very impressive.
 

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Cool pics.

Hmmm. Yeah, that ought to be enough to keep you from riding. I wonder if that storm is headed my way. Better check.....Nope , I guess not. Wonder where it went. The Sierra's must have hogged it all. Snow hogs!
 

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No, it was not light snow. It was heavy. It was deep enough that the weight of the top layers seemed to pack the bottom layers. My back and shoulders are a little sore from shoveling so much. The snow blower was overwelmed.
bummer. there's nothing better than 3' of fresh, light, fluffy champagne powder. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. nirvana. :)

on the other hand, there's nothing wrong with that much snow no matter how light/heavy it is. waist deep powder is waist deep powder. :D

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DAMN!

I gotta get out of the NW. We may see that much but it's all in the liquid form.

I remember some like that from the late 70's when I was a kid in Jackson. Aaahhhhh...memories. :D ;)

Glad to hear you got to enjoy it!

Cheers!
-Ian
 

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*rt* said:
bummer. there's nothing better than 3' of fresh, light, fluffy champagne powder. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. nirvana. :)

on the other hand, there's nothing wrong with that much snow no matter how light/heavy it is. waist deep powder is waist deep powder. :D

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Sierra's aren't really known for light powder as they get the initial wet blast off the ocean. Utah and points east get the light stuff because of the low humidity and cold northern air out of Canada.
 

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The daily email I get from Mammoth said 95"s for this storm and the deepest base in the U.S. with 10'-12'. I check in for a week on the 15th :D
 

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oh poor you we set 10 new record highes in Alberta today...not a spec of snow...and the resorts are complainting that they don't have snow
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