Oh, what a racket I woke to! I have a metal roof, so the sound of rain, if gentle is refreshing. If pounding – it is amplified! This morning, I was awakened from a sound sleep. Shortly after, hail – significant hail – join the din assaulting my ears. Then thunder and lightning join in. By 5 am, all is quiet. Little did I know (or frankly care, at 5 am!) that the quiet was attributable to snow. In November! I woke to a nice blanket. Closer inspection revealed it to be a combination of snow and hail. At almost 11 am, it is only 42 degrees. Nothing a pair of silk long johns, long socks and a sweater won’t handle. I received .75 inches, for a total of 6.65 for the season. Big Sur Station and the Grange both report .50 for the storm.
Snow on Cone Peak, of course, but I can’t get a shot of it, due to the clouds, so this one taken about 10:30 am out my back door.
It is not the best shot, and I really should have gotten out of my warm, down-comforted bed at the crack of dawn for a good shot – but what can I say? I can be lazy that way. 😉
3 thoughts on “4 am Weather Watchers”
Dear warm and (not very) lazy Kate, what a tale of the southern altitudes! I always feel like I’m reading smoke signals between Davy Crockett and Dan’l Boone, wafting over the Blue Ridge when I open your reports on your fabulous & remote home. And I get an increasing urge for long johns: red with a fanny door and shoesies attached.
Lovely Kate, I awoke to rain on my skylights as well and realized, oh the weather patterns are on track, I never like to leave my down comforter, thankfully I work mostly nights so get to sleep in a bit. Thinking of you and thank you for always being there for our community in your own special and dynamic way. Much love.
Amazing! It’s cold here too. I have a metal roof too, and it’s amazing how just a gentle rain sounds like it’s pouring outside. Nice photo, Kate!