8:30 am – It began at 3 am, soft, gentle, only s few sprinkles. By Dawn, it was only .04″. After 7 am, it picked up, but while still gentle, it was steady. It is up to .31″ so far. Nice. The reports I read indicated this would start this afternoon. Caught me, but I was ready anyway. Nice fire going … Started the back up genie for a couple hours to make sure I have power all day, and all but one of the dogs inside. Have unseen movies, but need more books for winter. Recommendations gladly accepted.
PNW to get hammered, and Northern Cali, too. Here on the Central Coast, we will be less so. This storm to last through Friday, with temps dropping, another one Sunday through Monday with temps continuing to drop and snow possible by Monday. And so it begins … The parade of winter storms under the direction of El Niño 2015-2016.