And for tonight’s treat, the “Storm overtakes Sunset” taken and submitted by Barbara Woyt, ending tonight’s storm session.
5:30 pm – the snow began again, and this time, the ground is showing quite a bit of the white stuff! In fact, there is complete dusting at the moment, and with the hard freeze tonight, it could be quite slippery in the am. Woohoo!!
REMINDER: HIGHWAY ONE CLOSED FROM 8 PM TO 5 AM BETWEEN RAGGED POINT AND THE COUNTY LINE. NO ONE WILL GET THROUGH. THIS IS SCHEDULED TO CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY, PER THE LATEST CAL-TRANS NEWS RELEASE!!
2:00 pm – the sun did not last long, at all. Overcast, dark, cloudy, and cold … very cold, and windy … very windy. Received under 3/4 of an inch (around .65) from this storm. Will do final tally and season total just before dark. Now, to cuddle up under the down comforter, with as many dogs as I can and read a good book. Look for me back around dark.
Noon – sun is out! Quite windy and cold, though.
11:00 am – the snow stopped about 15 mins. ago, and never accumulated on the ground.
9:45 snowing, big flakes sometimes, but so far, it is not accumulating on the ground.
9:20 am – snow mixed with the rain. Maybe, just maybe, it will really snow today??
7:30 am – 4/10th of an inch. Will check season total later today. Cannot see Cone Peak for the clouds. Will update as I am moved to do this very cold, very wet day.
6 am – At midnight this morning, significant rain was falling. Now, at 6 am, it is still falling. I have used the flashlight to determine there is no snow immediately surrounding me, but of course, cannot see much in the dark. Will report on Cone Peak when it becomes light. Will also report rain totals for last night upon the lighting of this little section of the globe.
From the 5 am NOAA weather discussion:
THE MOST IMPORTANT WEATHER STORY AT THE MOMENT ARE THE LOW SNOW LEVELS. TEMPERATURES HAVE DROPPED TO
NEAR FREEZING AS LOW AS 1000 FEET IN THE SF BAY AREA AND SOME SNOW HAS BEEN REPORTED LOCALLY DOWN TO NEAR SEA LEVEL IN THE EAST BAY. EXPECT SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ABOVE 500 FEET ACROSS THE SF BAY THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE…CAUSING DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER
HIGHER ELEVATION ROADWAYS…INCLUDING HIGHWAY 17. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY FOR THE EAST BAY HALLS AND SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WHERE UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE BY LATE MORNING. MOST PRECIPITATION HAS ALREADY ENDED IN THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS AND THEREFORE LOCATIONS NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE SNOW ADVISORY. FARTHER TO THE SOUTH…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT
UNTIL 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1000 FEET IN MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES.
On a completely different note, I am starting a new page sometime today on the 4-year long Rain Rocks/Pitkins Curve project, which will be available to the right. I propose to take photographs over the duration of the project, documenting its progress.