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:

English: Mountain Pass Sign, Sonora Pass, CA S...

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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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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Any day now!


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

I’ve been holding off planting any flowers and it’s a good thing. We got 2″ inches of snow last night.

As a matter of fact, it was so nice last weekend, so I spread some grass seed. I don’t think it’s going to sprout though because two days later, we got 14″ of the fluffy white stuff. This is the craziest spring I’ve ever seen.

In some places we don’t have any snow at all, then in others it totally blanketed. The moisture content is high too.

I wonder how the folks up the hill are doing? I’ll bet Dodge Ridge is going strong today. They’re expecting 2″ – 4″ inches more. It’s not much, but it’ll make the runs a little nicer.

I don’t expect this snow to stick around long, it’s still coming down and you can’t really tell if it’s raining or snowing anymore. It’s just that inbetween stuff, and it looks pretty gloomy outside.

Even the deer think this weather is for the birds.

Hopefully, it won’t snow clear through to June. It snowed a couple of years ago in JUNE. Who knows what tomorrow with bring?

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