Cone Peak is barely visible behind Pine branch. That is Prewitt Ridge in the foreground, all covered with snow.
Scroll down to Storm Watch 2/9 for rain and snow totals and continuing weather coverage throughout the day.
6:30 pm – No weather conditions to report this afternoon, so I was able to get some quality time for work. We have 4 more storms lined up. The first will arrive sometime tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. February is busy making up for our beautiful, but dry January.
From NOAA discussion: “WILL NEED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND SYSTEMS AS MODELS ARE INDICATING THAT THERE COULD BE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF RAIN."
12:30 pm – additional snow flurries, but light. It is very cold up here, though.
Noon – rain total .8 inches, season total: 17.6. Snow measurements: 3 and 1/2 inches before melt, which is happening as I type.
Break in weather, temporarily, but snow started again at 10 am. Gennie working, USB card works like a charm. Got some photos I am trying to upload, but internet being persnickity. If it isn’t one thing, it is another, heh?
9:00 am – still snowing. Two solid hours now, maybe more. But snow rapidly accumulating, for sure 3″ now, maybe more. Having generator problems. It doesn’t like the cold, so unsure if I will be able to continue posting this morning.
And this from the early morning NOAA discussion:
THE SYSTEM LATE IN THE WEEK LOOKS TO BE A BIT WETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS TWO AND AFTER SEVERAL MODERATE RAINFALL EVENTS... CONCERNS MAY BEGIN TO DEVELOP FOR POTENTIAL DEBRIS FLOWS IN THE BURN AREAS LATE IN THE WEEK. THOSE CONCERNS WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY IF THE MEDIUM RANGE MODELS ARE CORRECT IN BRINING A MUCH WETTER AND WINDIER SYSTEM INTO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CA EARLY NEXT WEEK. BECAUSE THIS IS STILL OUT AT DAY 8 AND BEYOND...AND BECAUSE THE MODELS ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME SETTLING ON TIMING FOR THIS POSSIBLE HEAVY RAIN EVENT...THERE CURRENTLY EXISTS A GOOD DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHEN AND WHERE THE FOCUS OF THE HEAVIEST PRECIP WILL BE. IN ANY CASE...THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL NEED TO BE WATCHED CLOSELY...PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE LIVING IN OR NEAR THE BURN AREAS.
7:45 am – it has continued to snow, constantly, for the last 45 minutes, adding to that which is already on the ground. I will take photos, and I realized, I have an USB card reader, so hopefully, I can transfer some of the photos to my computer this morning.
7:00 am – WOW! LOTS of snow~~ In fact, it continues to snow as I am typing. It is so beautiful, but looks like I am snowed in, again. At least 2-3 inches, maybe more. I cannot see the rain gauge level, as it is covered with snow.
3 am – woke to snow covering the ground. Doesn’t look to be too thick, but still quite a bit. Will get rain totals in am, as well as snow depth (less than an inch, it looks like).
BTW, my A/B cord is tweaked, so I will probably not be able to upload any photos.