View Full Version : Waksupi, How are you wintering this week?
06-06-2005, 05:31 PM
I have read and heard of mudslides, bridgeouts and lots of rain closing MT 35. Is your mountain ok Ric? Down in the flat we have been wet but still in the river boundary's. Gianni.
06-06-2005, 06:14 PM
Not too bad at my elevation, but there are problems down in the valley, as you mention. The east side lake road is closed, and more rain is expected up in the Missions. Ronan has some evacuations going on, but nothing serious, really.
The weather has had me out of work pretty much for a week, as far as weed spraying and fertilizing goes. Probably could have worked this afternoon, but by the time it started to break a bit, it was getting into the afternoon fairly well. Considering I would have had a 120 mile round trip where I need to be, it didn't bother me to finish some more projects here.
Long range forecast isn't looking good. A friend at Maelstrom AFB says they project another week and a half of this.
At least it breaks on the weekends. We have an invitational shoot this coming weekend, and we'll shoot, rain or shine.
Are you guys getting wet down there?
06-07-2005, 06:27 AM
Ric, we have had 2 dry days in the last 15 days. Rivers are staying in their banks but the ground is saturated. I just wish there was something to hold the water until Aug or so because the snow pack is terrible on top of Lolo peak and in the upper rattlesnake. Gianni.
06-07-2005, 07:04 AM
You gentlemen aren't alone, as far as weird weather goes.
The snow level from last night's precipitation was barely a couple hundred feet above our hacienda, which sits at around 4200' ASL.
Lots of rain for months now...the Humboldt River, which normally is about thirty feet wide this time of year, is MILES out of its banks and has been so for several weeks. I have seen whitecapped waves on desert rangeland where we normally see cattle on the way to work, and the whitecaps were a good half-mile and more from the river channel.
The water level comes to within about a foot of my 50-mile highway to work in at least two spots, and there are road closures within Winnemucca due to floodwaters above the roadway level.
Reno's normal daytime high for yesterday is 80 degrees...yesterday they barely managed 60 degrees.
Hang in there; this too shall pass.
06-07-2005, 08:39 AM
Bruce, you may very well have the unique opportunity to surf in Nevada!
On the news last night, they were showing some serious damage, mostly to roads and bridges washing out, and some homes now being damaged.
06-07-2005, 08:47 AM
Same here (just south of Reno.) We turned on the heat for the first time in a month, and built a roaring fire last night. The hose that I leave drippping for the house finches was frozen solid this AM. Radio says chains or snows on the Mt. Rose Highway, beginning about halfway to Tahoe. Bring on global warming!
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