Looks like this weekend will bring snow to the Santa Lucia Mountains. Predictions are to as low as 2000 feet. Since I am at 3272 ft., chances are looking pretty good that I will wake up to snow one day this weekend. I always love that first snow, as long as I do not have to drive in it!
Anyone remember (last year?) the snow along Highway One near Deetjen’s? I think it was last year, but maybe the year before. Not long ago, in any event! Or the time, many years ago when it snowed on Carmel Beach? I’ll be sure and post a photograph or two!!
Keep an eye out for rainfall predictions, too!
From the NWS:
...MAJOR CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF COLDER WEATHER STARTING THIS WEEKEND ALONG WITH SHOWERS... AS A RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS OUR AREA...SEVERAL WARMER DAYS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY REGIONS THROUGH THURSDAY. HOWEVER...THESE MILDER CONDITIONS WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS A VERY STRONG SYSTEM FROM CANADA WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON FRIDAY AND INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BY SATURDAY. BEHIND THIS FIRST SHOT OF COLDER AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL BE AT LEAST TWO ADDITIONAL REINFORCING SYSTEMS WHICH WILL DROP FURTHER TO THE SOUTH AND SPREAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO OUR ENTIRE AREA ALONG WITH SHOWERS. ALTHOUGH THIS EVENT IS STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY AND THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH JUST HOW COLD AND SHOWERY IT WILL GET...AT THIS TIME IT DOES LOOK LIKELY THAT THE SYSTEM WILL DROP SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO AS LOW AS 2000 FEET AND PROVIDE PRECIPITATION TO OUR ENTIRE AREA.