Sunday, November 7, 2010

It's Raining All Over the World

Saturday morning I watched Formula One Qualifying LIVE from Sao Paulo Brazil. It was raining at the beginning of the first Session, leaving the track to develop a Dry Line as Qualifying continued and the speeds rose and rose. Exciting stuff with only one race next weekend to decide the Driver's World Championship. None of the contenders grabbed the Pole Position...that went to a first time Pole Sitter, Nico Hulkenberg in the Williams FW32

Rain is coming to visit the Inland Valley sometime after we turn back the clocks an hour, and turn in Saturday night.

Thunder showers developed south of Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon before the main system comes into the High Sierra Sunday. The system is warm and wet. Most of the forecast 1.5 inches of possible precipitation will fall as rain below 7000 ft. Most of the moisture is out ahead of the front. When the front passes the cold dry air will lower the freezing level a bunch, but there won't be much snowfall.

The good news is the temps will stay below seasonal norms throughout the rest of the week...probably cool enough for a few hours of snowmaking overnight too.

Sunday 10:00AM Update
It's raining across the Inland Valley, and up to Kingvale on I-80. Boreal's webcam shows the wet snow is sticking at 7227ft El.

Still no chain controls on I-80, though down Kirkwood way they are up on Hwy88. It shouldn't be long for I-80 though, a look at the California Highway Patrol's Traffic Incident Website shows several spinouts and a couple of rollovers atop Donner Summit.

In Sao Paulo, Brazil the Formula One race was contested under sunny skies.

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