Winter Already?


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors, Twain Harte News on May 25, 2012

This morning we have had rain, hail and even snow. I know it’s Memorial Day weekend, and it’s supposed to be nice outside. We could have a repeat of 2010…remember when they closed the pass in June? It’s only May, but still…

Mymotherlode reports:

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Mountain Passes Closed

Two Mother Lode mountain passes are closed due to the changing weather conditions.

Because of the winter-like weather, Highway 108 Sonora Pass is now closed at Kennedy Meadows, and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass is closed at the Mount Reba turnoff. Caltrans says it was done primarily as a precautionary measure.

There is a weather advisory until 6:00 p.m.  We are expecting high winds and we could get as much a 8 inches of snow before it’s done!

Here’s a video I took this morning.

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Spring has Sprung — a leak


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors, Twain Harte News on March 16, 2012

Get out the umbrella, dig out those galoshes and don’t forget the rain coat! It’s wet out there. It’s only been raining a couple of hours and we already have an inch and a half. But that’s not all… is calling for snow once again, in the forecast issued yesterday.

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Sierra Nevada — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Friday 5 PM through Saturday 5 PM.

Snow levels will begin around 4500 feet before lowering to 3000 feet on Saturday.

Light snow accumulations are possible from 3000 through 3500 feet. Four to eight inches of snow is likely above 4000 through 5000 feet.

We could really get it this time… or it could fizzle and just give us rain. Only time will tell. (I’m crossing my fingers hoping for snow.)

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Promises of snow…


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors on February 29, 2012

We been promised snow but I have to tell you it’s not looking good. Currently, it’s 37° but it feels like 25° it’s really cold out there probably because the wind is blowing. The humidity is 61 so, it could go either way. The air feels kind of heavy I can’t see (because it’s dark) the sky above so it’s anyone’s guess right now.

According to Ryan Campbell at the Union Democrat:

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Forecasters say snow level could drop to 1,600 feet Wednesday

National Weather Service forecasters issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region this morning, saying rain and snow as low as 2,600 feet are all but certain late tonight.
More of the same is forecast for Wednesday — with a 100 percent chance of precipitation and snow down to 1,600 feet. While flakes may fall, little or no snow accumulation is forecast in the foothills.
I’ve got a fire burning in the wood burner and I’m going to hope and pray for snow. It will probably start around 4:00 a.m. I’ll let you know. Drive safely, slow down the roads maybe icy in the morning.
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