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No rain now, but snow!

Postby SteveB » Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:19 pm

Well, stopped raining here in the Valley over an hour ago, but has been snowing since! :) Coming down nicely now. Wow, what a welcome change from the last several days of constant rain! My spirits are picking up already!



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Postby JM21760 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:56 pm

Dumping Dinner Plates here in Carson. Must be really dumping up high, fluff on top of cement.
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Postby SteveB » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:12 pm

JM21760 wrote:Dumping Dinner Plates here in Carson. Must be really dumping up high, fluff on top of cement.


It's been nice 'n powdery all day, but isn't just now coming down a bit wetter. Still nice, all the same. Looks like about 3" so far...
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Postby JM21760 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:02 pm

AFDREV AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 255 PM PST MON JAN 2 2006 .SHORT TERM... IMPRESSIVE UPPER LOW MOVING INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON. STRONG INSTABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LOW PRODUCED EXTREME SNOWFALL RATES EARLY THIS MORNING. PORTIONS OF MONO COUNTY WERE RECEIVING 4 INCHES PER HOUR. THESE RATES TRIGGERED SEVERAL AVALANCHES. HIGHWAY 395 REMAINS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. WILL NOT KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE UNTIL TOMORROW. AN AVALANCHE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT. AN IMPRESSIVE SNOW BAND IS MOVING THROUGH THE RENO-TAHOE AREA. 2-3 INCH PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES ARE BEING REPORTED WITH THIS BAND. SNOW HAS ALSO BEGUN IN ZONE 4 AND 5. HAVE ISSUED SNOW ADVISORIES FOR ZONES 4 AND 5. EXPECTING ADDITIONAL SNOW BANDS AND SHOWERS TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE LOW THIS EVENING...WITH THE POTENTIAL TO PICK UP A FEW INCHES IN AN HOUR OR SO. THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE TRACK OF THE LOW. THE LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS MONO AND MINERAL COUNTIES THIS EVENING AND EXIT INTO CENTRAL NEVADA BY MIDNIGHT. HAVE ALSO EXTENDED THE WARNINGS UNTIL MIDNIGHT AS THE LOW PASSES OVERHEAD.

Shaun, looks like the low tracks right over the top of Paso Robles, are your ears popping from the rising air?
Snow is letting up in Carson, time to shovel the drive, in a bit.
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Postby Shawn » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:20 pm

Funny thing, I was just reading thru this thread when I saw your comment about PR. The "stuff" is really hitting the fan here (and has been most of the day). Water everywhere, cars and trucks off the road, things going sidways, in general - a real mess! :eek:
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Postby madeintahoe » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:48 pm

Glad to hear that the rain has stopped down in Carson and Reno for you two :)
It has been an interesting last three days with the weather at Tahoe..Meyers where I live....Most of the South Shore lost power on Saturday..we lost our power at about 10:30 Saturday morning, and it came back on at 4:30, very high winds on Saturday, part of our fence blew down, and two trees fell and took out two power poles down the street....the winds were pretty bad & it's a bit scary when you live amongst the trees...Highway 50 was closed Saturday and then reopened & CHP were escorting so many cars per hour up and over Echo summit

It was so nice to get the power back on :D ...we have an all electric home..so we have no back up heat. Very beautiful outside right now, it is so calm..no wind at all & almost a foot of new snow since about 11:00 this morning..earlier the snowflakes were those hugh fat flakes, now it is coming down less and smaller flakes. Im surprised they have not started blasting yet on Echo for avalanches.
Time to go out to shovel..happy new year everyone
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Postby hikerduane » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:01 pm

They had us leave work early here today in Carson City. Only about 3" on the ground. Everyone driving real slow for a change. I have to laugh at times at all these people who have moved from California and freak out over a little snow.
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Postby SteveB » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:49 pm

hikerduane wrote:They had us leave work early here today in Carson City. Only about 3" on the ground. Everyone driving real slow for a change. I have to laugh at times at all these people who have moved from California and freak out over a little snow.


At least they slow down! This area has some of the worse friggin' drivers I've seen in my whole life! People bad-talk California drivers? Try Reno! Heck, try Reno with snow on the ground! *rolls eyes* Man, people just dont' get it: you can't drive the same way in snow that you drive during the summer! :retard:
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Postby JM21760 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:58 pm

As I've said for a few years Steve, "Build them a freeway, (395) and they turn into idiots! Reno drivers are verging on insanity. Of course the boneheads are the one's we remember. I stay the heck out of Reno until the roads are dry. Even then, I might just go up South Virginia as opposed to 395. With all the new stores opening here in Carson, I might not even venture to Reno. But, those dozen Oysters and a Pan Roast at the Atlantis Sky Terrace always wins out! :nod:
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Postby hikerduane » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:14 pm

I notice at stoplights, they are slow to react, but once they get a movin', get out of there way. My little Toyota pickup is slow to move, so when I am in the fast lane because I have to turn left after a short bit, they always go around me on the right. Going down Arrowhead at 35 to 40, I get flipped off, tail gated and one young guy revved his motor up while behind me. I drive the conditions which is just a little faster on snow then some people. Some just go too slow. I'm not looking forward to driving thru Reno with lots of snow on the ground on some Friday night. Last year when all the snow came down in the first three weeks in Jan., there were a number of cars in the ditch while headed back to Meadow Valley. Then there is the snow to deal with once I get home after being gone all week. Last year during all those storms, I had to fire up my snow blower before I could pull into my garage.
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Postby JM21760 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:41 pm

Watch that speed limit on Arrowhead! 25 untill you get past Emerson! Speed Trap!
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Postby hikerduane » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:30 pm

When I head to my home on Friday, I take it easy on the west end, the other end that I use all week to go to work I drive 35 to 40. I have seen many people pulled over getting ticketed, not worth it to me, I get a early enough start that I can take it easy, as in go the speed limit. Makes people mad, that's ok, let them get ticketed.
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