Oh, Look – Weather!

I used to live in the “Valley” of central California. The weather was either frosty, foggy, rainy, windy, HOT, or a combination of those options.

The Meteorologists I used to work with, complained our weather was boring.  They did not consider winter’s rain and summer’s heat as “real weather”. They would LOVE it up here in the mountainous western slope of the Sierras.

I got this Severe Weather Alert in my email yesterday evening and I wanted to share the happy news with y’all!

******** ALERT: SEVERE WEATHER WARNING  *********

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OVER N. SIERRA FRI NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OVER THE N. SIERRA NV
FRIDAY & SATURDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN ABOVE PASS LEVELS ON FRIDAY, BUT WILL LWR TO AROUND 4000 FEET BY SAT MORNING.
FROM FRI EVENING INTO SATURDAY, SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL IMPACT MTN TRAVEL. TRAVELERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. CARRY CHAINS & EXPECT DELAYS & HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRI TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: SNOW COVERED & SLIPPERY ROADS.CHAIN CONTROLS. EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

* TIMING: RAIN AT PASS LEVELS ON FRI IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO SNOW BY FRI EVENING. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED FRI NIGHT THROUGH MID-DAY SATURDAY. |

* LOCATIONS.INTERSTATE 80 – HIGHWAYS 50,88 & 89.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 16 INCHES. LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER HIGHER PEAKS. A COUPLE OF INCHES DOWN TO 4000 TO 4500 FEET.

* STRONG WINDS OF 60 MPH OR GREATER CREATING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

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In case you do not know why this is happy news, I will explain. This storm is yet another “dent” in our Counties drought, and hopefully we can save more pine trees from dying horrible deaths.

Then, there is the selfish reason I have. When it is snowing heavily and the flakes are big and fat, I open all the blinds in our family room and watch it fall. Three sides of the room are windows, so it is like being inside of a snow globe.

YES!!  It is that awesome.

Gotta go now, it’s Friday morning and I see light snow drifting down from higher elevations.

Author’s note: I wrote most of this last night, when it really was Thursday. Then I ran out of energy.

  ♥  TTFN   ♥

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