A fast moving Winter Storm is headed our way! January has been almost devoid of snow since New Year's Day. Gazing upon my calendar I realize it's been four weeks without!
My month long battle with this stubborn chest cold insured I'd be asleep early again Saturday morning, so I woke up in time to view some local weathercasts Saturday evening. Oh man, everyone is all excited!
Facebook and Twitter. Martin is enthusiastic, but he's no Blowhard...He geeks out on meteorology like I do, and as a Bay Area Surfer, he pays extra attention to ocean conditions that favor saltwater fishermen like myself, as well as the "Gnarly Dude!" set.
My Sacramento Valley Go-To Guy is KCRA3's Mark Finan. Finan has been focused on the Valley Fog...to be expected as the dense fog has the greatest impact on his audience. Mark's Twitter Feed shows a man who's deeply in love with meteorology...Finan's been quiet since Friday, so he may be outta town for the American Meteorology Society Convention in Seattle.
I got out of bed at 6:30PM, threw on some clothes and ran upstairs to roll up the windows of my pickup. The SW Wind was still blowing, so the storm will get here tonight. That SW Wind was blowing when I got to work at 11:45 Friday night...it was still blowing when I left work at 0900.
The forecasters at Reno's NWS Office have been issuing plenty of updates to their AFD this afternoon...makin' hay while the sun shines! Maybe 5-10 inches on tap!
Let's hope the snow will be falling when I get up tonight...Good Night.
So far this storm hasn't found it's way to the West Slope...so much for the "fast moving" moniker...Reno's 9:04PM AFD Update says they're pushing back the arrival well into Sunday, but they think we'll still get 5-10 inches...back to work with crossed fingers...