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Old 07-26-2015   #1
 
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El Nino in Grand

Hey - so I've been hearing rumors of an intense El Nino cycle next year. We have a February Grand Trip planned. Any info on how El Nino affects the weather down there? I haven't been able to find much on the internets.

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Old 07-26-2015   #2
 
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Above average precipitation, so bring an umbrella!!! I'll be down there in January.
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In El Niņo years you'll want to go center at Lava because of the Coreolis Effect and the high tide.

I'm jealous - February sounds like a great time to go!
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I am putting on in february as well, It will be my first winter Grand trip. I am interested in this as well. I just see in reports that high elevations will be getting alot of snow and lower will be getting alot of rain. We could get both on our trips! Keep bringing the information to add.
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Never bank on El Niņo rumors!
Especially 7 months in advance


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I live not far from GC they said last year we were gonna be swimming in snow. Didn't get hardly a flake. Be prepped for anything... we launch12.8.15
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We were in the Grand Jan 2010 during what was a "moderate" (though the strongest since '98 ) El Nino pattern. Oscillated from warm temps (shorts after Marble) to 6 days of straight rain starting around Bass Camp; I believe that storm series was also responsible for the massive blow outs on the Salt River. 6 days of rain was challenging and even the classic camps like Ponchos became eroded from massive rivulets and were dripping bad. To be honest the worst part was actually the uncontrollable element of major rock fall, especially in the Mauv Gorge. Matkat Hotel proved to be an intense and frightening camp.

We had a great trip but appreciated multiple group tarps and even a wood stove. Tents need to be solid and dry suits work double duty in such conditions.

Best of luck; I will never forget not seeing another group for 20+ days.

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In El Niņo years you'll want to go center at Lava because of the Coreolis Effect and the high tide.

I'm jealous - February sounds like a great time to go!
Hey isn't the middle of lava the ledge hole? Whats the coriolis affect?Are you f#@king with us randady? Just trying to cure my ignorence since i haven't been down there yet.
Oh, and why did that guys head explode?
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Is that the mystical line that forms in high water lava, like the emerald mile talks about?
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All other tropical storms must bow before el niņo

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