68° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:08am
Sunset 7:57pm
641 CFS Pineville Gauge
500 CFS Dam Release

March 19, 2023

CFS 350 at the dam, 544 at the Pineville gauge - despite the lake effect snow storm warning, in effect from 5 PM yesterday until 8 PM tonight, as is the nature of lake effect snowstorms, the Pulaski area received no more than a dusting of snow overnight, possibly because very strong winds all night long blew all of it somewhere else . . . air temperatures were at 24 degrees early this morning, and climbed to only 28 degrees as our high for the day - there were no guests when we opened, perhaps due to the lake effect snow warning - it was interesting this morning to see what snow that fell at first light whip past the window perfectly horizontal to the ground, creating a short whiteout, with the DSR sign at the gate at a plus 45 degree angle, where it remained for most of the day . . . winds remained very strong almost all day, with intermittent brief snow squalls, the wind gradually subsiding during the late afternoon - one of our lodge guests, a fairly new "Steelheader", relatively new to this river as well, ventured out to the upper section early this morning - despite a few hours of swinging flies, he reported that he was unsuccessful when he came up for a short break early this afternoon - he gave it a few more hours in the middle section, but was again unsuccessful . . . surprisingly, he did state that winds were not really a problem for him - a trio of guests checked into the run mid-afternoon - they came off the run at 6:15 PM and reported that they had fished down to the lower section, bringing a 22" Brown Trout to hand - the forecast for tonight is: Windy with on and off snow showers this evening. Then some clearing later. Low 27F. WSW winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Higher wind gusts possible. The forecast for tomorrow is: Mostly sunny skies. High 42F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.


29° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 7:14pm

544 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release