It's pouring rain here in the Inland Valley. I'm tied up here thru Monday while up in the High Sierra, Mother Nature is thrashing ski country Big Time. Interstate 80 Closed an hour and a half ago. 23:20. The view from the webcams shows it piling high...and fast enough to notice, given that a watched pot doesn't boil.
Before the closure, chains were required from Drum to the NV state line. The Reno NWS guys were almost marveling in their 9:18 ADF:
THE CONVECTIVE NATURE OF THE PRECIPITATION HAS PRODUCED HEAVY SNOWFALL AT TIMES THIS EVENING. FOUR INCHES OF SNOW HAD FALLEN BY 8 PM IN NORTHWEST RENO SINCE LATE MORNING WHILE 5 INCHES HAD FALLEN AT THE NWS OFFICE IN NORTH RENO DURING THAT TIME. CAUGHLIN RANCH CHECKED IN MOMENTS AGO WITH JUST UNDER 6 INCHES OF SNOW SINCE 4 PM TODAY. AS REPORTS COME IN SUNDAY MORNING THERE WILL CERTAINLY BE HIGHER AND LOWER AMOUNTS REPORTED.
The Interstate has reopened, the snowfall has tapered off a bit, and viewers of Channel 31's "Good Day Sacramento" are sending in photos and reports of snow down to 3600ft. Between goofy Christmas Stories, GDS is showing CalTrans webcams from around the Sierra, all which feature the Winter Wonderland View of cars seemingly moving in Slow Motion.
The forecast looks good for snow most of the week! I'll get my licks in...now back to my loose ends!