Crazy Weather


Posted by Annie in Outdoors on March 31, 2012

Pink Marshmallow Peeps

Pink Marshmallow Peeps

The clouds were really moving to the North earlier. They looked so beautiful, you know the ones, they were like fluffy white marshmallows. We decided to grill chicken on the barbecue, it started out to be such a beautiful day. We figured we had until 2:00 p.m. before the rain came down, boy were we wrong.

It started raining about noon and it wasn’t long before we were looking at snow. Apparently, it only snows on the weekend. My husband tells me it’s because of the traffic patterns. I still think it’s very strange. Whatever it is, it’s not natural.

I can’t believe how hard it’s coming down. It’s really snowing out there and it’s not that light fluffy stuff either; it’s Sierra Cement. If you leave this stuff until tomorrow – if it doesn’t melt first – it will be like a rock but heavier.  🙂

I thought last weekend was it, but it’s looking like we might actually get several inches – maybe even enough for a snowman. Have a fun weekend. Remember to carry the chains.

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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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Rain turns to snow…


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors on February 15, 2012

It started raining about midnight, just a sprinkling at first. It’s now 2:00 a.m. and it’s coming down hard but it’s not regular snow, it looks like little tiny pellets.

My Motherlode reports:

High Wind Watch Issued For The Sierra Nevada

Snow Cat

Breezy winds, rain and mountain snow will return to northern California overnight tonight and Wednesday morning.

Snow levels may even lower into the Mother Lode, however, only a light dusting is expected.

Up to half a foot of snow accumulation is possible in the highest elevations.

We could end up with a power outage, so it’s good to know that a lot of people up here have invested in a generator cause they may get the chance to use it.

My thermometer says its 42 degrees outside – supposedly its 39. So, bundle up, stay home tomorrow if you can.

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