How to guarantee little to no snow

Kman

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Go to a cabin for the 48 hour Winter Storm Warning storm, then chain up ahead of time.

Now I’m used to the weatherman effing up the inshore wind forecast, but this is the first time in over 50 snow storm trips over the decades they totally screwed the pooch on a full on winter storm forecast. Big Bear didn’t get shit this weekend.

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You didn't miss shit on the water either. Dodging post-storm debris in the inner harbor should be a sport in the next olympics.
 
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SouthBayKiller

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We got 2-3” on Saturday night, but up until then it was 90% chance of snow all day with limits of cold wind and occasional rain, but mostly sun. Sunday morning was beautiful up there.
 
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We got an inch Saturday evening (in Big Bear Lake), and that was it. We certainly got wind fri and sat.

My alternate sites (Sequoia NP, Mammoth) got hosed.

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hucklongfin

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If that’s how you guarantee no snow you must’ve been disappointed the other 49 times! I see your wipers pulled away from the windows before it snowed. You are experienced! I agree with your wife on camping in the snow.
 
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Kman

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If that’s how you guarantee no snow you must’ve been disappointed the other 49 times! I see your wipers pulled away from the windows before it snowed. You are experienced! I agree with your wife on camping in the snow.

The chaining up before the storm thing wrecking chances for snow was my usual poor attempt at humor. I always chain up before the storm. Airbnb sure makes getting last minute cabins a snap. By then the forecasts are high confidence. The forecasters really screwed the pooch on this one—a rarity in my experience when it comes to winter storms.

I’ve blizzard camped a couple times a year for the last 15 years. With the right gear, it’s a comfortable experience. That said, cabins, condos and lodges are better, and likely more in my future now that the kids are grown and it’s just the wife and I. We’ve been through some memorable storms in all manner of lodging (plus a camper and motorhome) the last 35 years or so.

Kicking myself in the butt for not ponying up for AWD for her new Honda.
 
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    Go to a cabin for the 48 hour Winter Storm Warning storm, then chain up ahead of time.

    Now I’m used to the weatherman effing up the inshore wind forecast, but this is the first time in over 50 snow storm trips over the decades they totally screwed the pooch on a full on winter storm forecast. Big Bear didn’t get shit this weekend.

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    Kman

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    Doing a little better this time, though not much. There’s supposed to be a Pineapple Express storm next week with a ton of water in it. Hopefully it will hit the Sierras.

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    albacore11

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    Alright, I live in Crowley Lake, 10 to 12 miles south of Mammoth and directly across the freeway from the lake. Last year we got hosed, the snow was higher than the floor of our deck and my snow blower couldn't blow it any farther or higher.

    So, I do my due diligence and go out and purchase a new, more capable snow blower. Resulting in not having to put any gas in it to date, and only having to use the snow shovels twice. All the snow is hitting Mammoth and June Mountains.

    Mind you I am not complaining!
     
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