Freezing overnight temps


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Twain Harte News on May 16, 2011

I can’t believe I’m saying this but we had below freezing temperatures last night. I had to actually dig out the ice melt — the stairs, sidewalk and deck are all covered with ice. My advice? If you don’t have to leave the house yet, don’t.

The current temperature in Twain Harte is 36°, so it’s warming up today but it hasn’t warmed enough to melt all of the ice on the ground. The roads will be slippery, so use caution during these early morning hours, if you must drive.

According to, we can expect more of the same, until Wednesday.

Another Sierra Winter Storm Warning Issued

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada from Monday 4 PM through Wednesday 11 AM.

Two to four inches of snow accumulation is possible above 4000 feet. Five to ten inches of snow could fall above 5500 feet. Ten to eighteen inches of snow is likely above 6000 feet. One to two feet of snow may fall above 7500 through 8000 feet.

If you’ve planted your flower or vegetable garden already, I hope you were able to cover your plants with plastic, straw or even a tarp to help protect them from the freezing May temperatures.  It won’t be easy keeping them warm over the next day or two.

Try to stay warm and avoid traveling until the roads clear up.  🙂

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