There I was...minding my own business...just relaxing while doing some online planning for my Monday Fishing Trip...A new tweet appears in my Twitter Timeline...for the second time in as many days I felt my blood chill...
It was Anthony Watts' @wattsupwiththat tweeting some High Sierra Weather News: "Winter Weather in California in June" I clicked the link and that's when my blood suddenly ran cold when I read:
"WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
233 PM PDT MON JUN 27 2011
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2 PM PDT
WEDNESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW OVER
THE WEST SLOPE OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 2 AM TO 2 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER THE CREST TO
INCLUDE CARSON PASS ON HIGHWAY 88…EBBETTS PASS ON HIGHWAY 4
AND SONORA PASS ON HIGHWAY 108.
* ELEVATION: EXPECT SOME SNOWFALL ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH MOST
ACCUMULATION ABOVE 7500 FEET.
* TIMING: BEGINNING AFTER MIDNIGHT AND ACCUMULATING BY 3 AM PDT."
The Reno office, obviously in Fire Drill Mode, said nary a word of snow, but the AFD did say an inch of precip was possible Wednesday.
Bedtime Tuesday Update:
Before bed I looked at the latest Reno AFD. It's all over but the crying:
"WENT AHEAD AND DROPPED THE RED FLAG WARNINGS FOR THE REST OF THIS
EVENING. WITH THE SUN GOING DOWN AND COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE
REGION... THE HUMIDITIES HAVE RISEN WELL ABOVE THE RED FLAG
WARNING CRITERIA OF 15%.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GUST THROUGH AROUND 11PM...SO WILL LEAVE
THE LAKE WIND ADVISORIES INTACT FOR NOW. MAY END UP DROPPING THOSE
BEFORE 11PM AS WELL...BUT WIND READINGS STILL SHOWING GUSTS OVER
30 MPH NEAR AREA LAKES.
REST OF THE FORECAST LOOKS GOOD. CONVECTION ON THE WEST SIDE
OF THE SIERRA DEVELOPING PRETTY WELL...WITH SOME LIGHTNING SHOWING
JUST HOW UNSTABLE THE CONDITIONS ARE. PRECIP IS STILL GETTING
SHADOWED FOR OUR EAST SIDE FOR NOW. AS THE LOW GETS CLOSER INTO
THE RENO- TAHOE AREA OVERNIGHT...EXPECT PRECIP TO SPILLOVER
FAIRLY EASILY WITH WETTING RAINS INTO WESTERN NV AFTER MIDNIGHT
AND INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING."
I looked at all the webcams before sundown...all rain and no snow. Down here in the Inland Valley the rain was quite heavy at times. I was happy to luxuriate indoors watching a rare SF Giants double-header from Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Giants extended their winning streak to seven games, the longest of this season. #GoGiants!