Fire and Ice


California’s White Christma, originally uploaded by wind_dancer.

As promised, here is today’s view. A white Christmas all over California. You realize that the only way to get to SoCal is the 101, right? Everything is snowed in and freezing temperatures are expected in much of California. Naturally, the 101 freeway is packed!

Only two months ago, I was photographing fire on this mountain. Thus, the title of this post – Fire and Ice.

Hey, did anyone notice the Big Sur River webcam is offline due to a power outage? Is this the same outage that started yesterday afternoon around 1? Or is this a new one? Nepenthe’s webcam seems to be working. Hmmm…too late (11:30 pm) to get any additional. Hopefully, everything will be up by morning.

Remember, be safe, extremely cold temperatures are expected tonight and it is only 24 degrees on Chew’s Ridge, right now.

Winter Watch, 12/17/08

3:00 pm – Revision. I do have a good shot of the snow-covered slopes of Cone Peak taken today that I will upload sometime this afternoon or evening.

NOON – Crisp, clear, and clean describes this morning. Even though the sun is out, the snow is slow to melt in some areas. My dog ate the internal antenna for my cellular booster, making internet very slow. A replacement should be here tomorrow or Friday. In the meantime, I am a little behind on work. Enjoy the beautiful (but short-term) sun, with the snow on the mtns. and I will be back tomorrow.

6 am – Cold, it is really cold this morning. Quick report before I snuggle back under the down comforter. I still have considerable snow on the ground. Chew’s Ridge is reporting 24 degrees while Nepenthe is 44. What a difference altitude makes, huh? No more snow expected today, per forecast discussion. Have a great day, everyone.