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 12, 2012
Well, I think we might finally see some snow. It started raining and my guess is that it’ll turn to snow before it’s over. There are a lot of local businesses that depend upon the snow; Dodge Ridge comes mind, but don’t forget about the rafting businesses like Zephyr Whitewater Rafting.
We could still get enough snow to have a good season. Some folks are saying when it falls this year, we may get more than we bargained for. At this stage of the game it’s anybodies bet. All I can say is we’re prepared to wait it out. Well, as best as one can be prepared.
We’ve been busy around here with two new Shih tzu puppies, that are cute as can be!
If we ever do get winter I’m ready. I have a snow guage and two rain guages that I’d love to check out. We can only hope.
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.