Tioga Road 除雪状況

4月19日ごろに始まったTioga Roadの除雪は、昨日Crane Flatから12マイル地点まで達しました。White Wolfまでもうすぐです。去年は4月末に除雪は終わり、5月15日には開通でした。今年はかなり遅れそうです。Tioga Road上の黄色点は左からCrane Flat、 5/3の除雪到達点、Olmsted Point、Tuolumne Meadows。手前はYosemite Valley。

Tioga Roadの除雪

NPSによると、今年のTioga Roadの除雪(4/15に開始)には、かなり時間がかかりそうです。
There is no estimated opening date for 2005.
Plowing of the Tioga Road will begin on April 15th (and on April 18th for the Glacier Point Road). As of March 1, snowpack is significantly above average and, based on wind conditions this winter, it’s expected that many trees will be down (but covered by snow), which could slow plowing operations.


5月末のTioga Road開通は微妙なところです。
The March 1st snow surveys showed that both the Merced River basin’s snowpack is 146% of average and the Tuolumne River basin’s snowpack is at 153% of average (water content) for this time of year

Tuolumne Meadowsでの積雪

ちょうど一年前、Tuolumne Meadowsでの積雪(Snow WC:雪が含む水の量に換算)は14.62インチでした。今日は14.38インチです。 今年の冬は雪が多いと思っていましたが、意外にも現時点では同じくらいです。 ちなみに去年の最大積雪(19.78インチ)は、3月3日に記録しました(後半はあまり雪が降りませんでした。ので、Tioga Roadは5月中旬に開通しました)。

Badger Passの積雪状況

Tioga Passの開通日はいつごろでしょう?
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2004
Time: 5:02am
Base Depth: 6-9 feet
New Snow Last 24 Hours: 6 inches and still falling.
Surface Conditions: Powder and Groomed Powder.
Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy. Highs 22 to 32.



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