Winter Wonderland

At 11:00 am it started to snow, again. I imagine it will be like this all day. Nice day to do practically nothing!

I am snowed in, happily, and it is a gorgeous winter wonderland here. I have photos, and as soon as I have power, I will upload them. Give me an hour, so I can get the fire going, the dogs taken care of, and a few cups of coffee sucked down. So beautiful!

Here’s one:

It is not the best photo, as I had to shoot through the sliding glass door, as it was frozen shut. Also, this was the one and only moment of sunshine. I am socked in at the moment.

Here is another, more to come:

My garden. Note the tomato basket and potting soil? Think its too early?

Front deck

My road

Here is the current NOAA forecast discussion for this morning:

AS OF 9:15 AM PDT SUNDAY…COLD SHOWERY CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CWA TODAY. RADAR SHOWS POCKETS OF ACTIVITY MOSTLY OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CWA. WE HAV RECEIVED A FEW REPORTS OF SMALL HAIL AND EVEN SNOW ACCUMULATION JUST UNDER 1500 FEET. DID ISSUE A FORECAST UPDATE TO DROP THE SNOW LEVELS AND INCREASE BOTH SNOWFALL TOTALS AND COVERAGE FOR SNOW. DID ALSO UPDATE THE WINDS TO REFLECT THE BLUSTERY CONDITIONS OVER THE HILLS AND ALONG THE COAST. WITH 925 MB SPEEDS FORECAST TO PEAK LATE THIS MORNING AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE INTO THE EVENING…WOULD EXPECT THE STRONGEST WINDS TO BE OVER THE NEXT 5-8 HOURS. SHOWER ACTIVITY SHOULD ALSO BE ON THE DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY AS NVA MOVES INTO OUR AREA. STILL SOME INSTABILITY AROUND (POCKETS OF LIFTED VALUES AT OR BELOW ZERO) SO WILL KEEP A MENTION OF SCATTERED SHOWERS GOING THIS AFTERNOON.