3:30 pm, my systems are about to be tested. I have plenty of propane, gasoline, and other necessities. Predictions are for an accumulation up to 10 inches by Saturday. I think I will be able to maintain internet communications, and definitely cell phone. So, from NOAA, once again, snow predictions have been increasing steadily as this storm gets closer. This is this afternoon’s report:
SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHBAY AND EAST-BAY HILLS TONIGHT PUSHING SOUTH INTO THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS BY EARLY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO AROUND 2000 FEET LATE TONIGHT AND REMAIN THERE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THIS WILL ALLOW TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION TO REACH NEARLY 10 INCHES BY SATURDAY MORNING. WITH SOME SURFACE BASED INSTABILITY PRESENT...100 TO 200 J/KG CAPE...PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. THEREFORE A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1000 PM PST TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET.