[pct-l] Pct-L Digest, Vol 89, Issue 25
casey.cox at att.net
Mon May 25 12:42:32 CDT 2015
It's not uncommon to have a 2-3 day wet cold weather event in May, some years may even happen twice. This season is very uncommon but it does appear to finally be over. Remember when you get weather reports that say a 20% chance of rain that means 20% of the area is expected to get rain. That 20% is almost always along the crest.
Sonora Pass Resupply
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 11:12:55 -0700
From: Brian Westlander <brian.westlander at gmail.com>
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Subject: [pct-l] Is this weather typical? - Sierra City to
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My wife and I (section hikers) just hiked from Sierra City
Porte Road over the last few days. We felt like we were
by fairly constant rain and thunderstorms. These did not
seem like your
typical afternoon thunderstorms. We only saw sun for about
an hour each day.
We checked the weather reports before leaving so did expect
rain/storms. But we felt the reports we saw underestimated
the storms quite
1) Does anybody know if this stormy weather, in this region,
is typical for
this time of year? In other words, can we expect more of the
as we continue?
2) Or, is the weather very unpredictable in this region -
i.e. Don't put
much stock in the weather reports?
3) Finally, does anyone have recommendations for lightweight
rain gear? Our
rain gear turned out to not be waterproof (Frogg Togg
Dri-Ducks - they may
have been too old to protect us) sending our soggy selves
off the trail and
into Quincy earlier than planned.
Thanks so much for your help!
- Strog and Bling
(at a motel in Quincy rehashing our plans)
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