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Hey all,

Just a heads up for those planning to, or having to commute over Highway 17 for fun, riding, or work.

Anybody that commutes over the hill from the Santa Cruz area might want to consider working from
home or taking PTO on Friday. I am expecting snow accumulations of 3 - 5 inches at the summit with the snow level
getting as low as 800ft…possibly lower in certain areas. The local CALTRANS units aren't too good at dealing with snow (nor
are the bay area drivers), so people that do come over could get stuck or have to take the long way around.
Snow is expected to start over the pass at around 3-4AM on Friday and will continue off and on all day.


The above from our in-house Aviation Weather Meteorologists.
It's gonna pretty sketchy up there.

Cheers!
 

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cmdrpiffle said:
Hey all,

Just a heads up for those planning to, or having to commute over Highway 17 for fun, riding, or work.

Anybody that commutes over the hill from the Santa Cruz area might want to consider working from
home or taking PTO on Friday. I am expecting snow accumulations of 3 - 5 inches at the summit with the snow level
getting as low as 800ft…possibly lower in certain areas. The local CALTRANS units aren't too good at dealing with snow (nor
are the bay area drivers), so people that do come over could get stuck or have to take the long way around.
Snow is expected to start over the pass at around 3-4AM on Friday and will continue off and on all day.


The above from our in-house Aviation Weather Meteorologists.
It's gonna pretty sketchy up there.

Cheers!
Pfft. That's over a month away! I doubt they can predict that with any precision.
 

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Finch Platte said:
Pfft. That's over a month away! I doubt they can predict that with any precision.
March, August, whatever........I've gotta lay off the Vicodin........ should say Feb. I'll change it up:thumbsup:
 

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"For snow to fall, temperatures have to drop to 36 degrees, Benjamin said. For it to stick on the ground, the temperatures have to dive below 34 degrees.

The forecast now is for temperatures to drop toward the 30s by Friday evening and hit at least 37 degrees in San Francisco early Saturday, matching the record low set for that date in 1962."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/23/MNB81HS40O.DTL

Probably a good idea to get the wool out.
 

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From your local FireFighter. It's not Fire Season, Cal Fire has 2 FireFighters on at 5 stations around the county. That means 2 at the Gap and Two at Burrel near Demo. Santa Cruz County Fire is a on call department which means guys have real jobs and may not be around to help out. So if you are going to come up to play in the storm be prepared to help yourself. Tire Chains, Food Water and Sleeping Bags in the car

from the NWS [their caps not mine]

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
126 PM PST WED FEB 23 2011

CAZ511-512-517-518-241200-
/O.NEW.KMTR.WS.A.0002.110225T0600Z-110226T0600Z/
EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-
SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING
PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT-
126 PM PST WED FEB 23 2011

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1000 FEET FOR THE EAST BAY
HILLS INCLUDING THE DIABLO RANGE...THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS...AND
THE MOUNTAINS OF MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES.

*

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 INCH DOWN TO 1000 FEET WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES
ABOVE 2000 FEET ELEVATION. LOCALLY 9 INCHES OR MORE FOR
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* ELEVATION: HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE ABOVE 2000 FEET BUT
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED DOWN TO 1000 FEET.

* TIMING: A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY EVENING AND
CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY THURSDAY NIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS DROP. STEADY
PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO SNOW SHOWERS BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ALL ROADWAYS ABOVE 1000 FEET INCLUDING THE
HIGHWAY 17 SUMMIT...SKYLINE BOULEVARD...HIGHWAY 152 TO PACHECO
PASS...AND LAURELES GRADE.

* IMPACTS: POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS WITH
WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL ON MANY ROADWAYS BY THURSDAY NIGHT. LOCALLY
BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH
VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. COLD TEMPERATURES WILL NOT ALLOW FOR
RAPID MELTING. SNOW ON TREE BRANCHES COULD LEAD TO POWER
OUTAGES.

*

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

RWW/BELL
 

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Wherewolf said:
You will all die or end up cannibalizing each other :D
I saw that movie too. That's why I'm taking the mt. lion knife up to the snow. Then, I'll be the last survivor.:thumbsup:
 

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Wherewolf said:
Looks like I will be solo again since weenies won't ride in the "cold" :D
i'm probably going to be riding at sugarbowl instead....:p

i just checked the national weather service and it looks like they have gotten rid of all the big snow warnings for the area...but it sounds like the cold is going to be around all weekend. i would have liked to see tons of snow around, great for picture taking to fill up francois thread on the topic!!
 
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