This morning we have had rain, hail and even snow. I know it’s Memorial Day weekend, and it’s supposed to be nice outside. We could have a repeat of 2010…remember when they closed the pass in June? It’s only May, but still…
Two Mother Lode mountain passes are closed due to the changing weather conditions.
Because of the winter-like weather, Highway 108 Sonora Pass is now closed at Kennedy Meadows, and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass is closed at the Mount Reba turnoff. Caltrans says it was done primarily as a precautionary measure.
There is a weather advisory until 6:00 p.m. We are expecting high winds and we could get as much a 8 inches of snow before it’s done!
Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors on February 29, 2012
We been promised snow but I have to tell you it’s not looking good. Currently, it’s 37° but it feels like 25° it’s really cold out there probably because the wind is blowing. The humidity is 61 so, it could go either way. The air feels kind of heavy I can’t see (because it’s dark) the sky above so it’s anyone’s guess right now.
National Weather Service forecasters issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region this morning, saying rain and snow as low as 2,600 feet are all but certain late tonight.
More of the same is forecast for Wednesday — with a 100 percent chance of precipitation and snow down to 1,600 feet. While flakes may fall, little or no snow accumulation is forecast in the foothills.
I’ve got a fire burning in the wood burner and I’m going to hope and pray for snow. It will probably start around 4:00 a.m. I’ll let you know. Drive safely, slow down the roads maybe icy in the morning.
Highway 108 is closed from 13 miles East of Strawberry to 5.3 miles West of the
junction of US 395 /Sonora pass/ (Tuolumne,mono co), for the winter, motorists are
advised to use an alternate route
1-way controlled traffic at various locations from 1.5 miles East of the
junction of sr 219 /at ladd rd/ to 1.3 miles West of riverbank /at oakdale rd/
(stanislaus co) from 0830 hrs to 1430 hrs monday thru friday thru 4/28/17
- due to maintenance
[yosemite nat'l park]
for yosemite nat'l park road information call 209-372-0200.