Thursday, June 2, 2011


Today is the first day of Hurricane Season 2011

As I write, it's snowing up on Donner Summit 7100ft, and the weatherman says another winter-style storm will scud down from the Gulf of Alaska just in time for the weekend.

This afternoon I heard a news bulletin on the radio...two tornadoes touched down Wednesday in Springfield Massachusetts!

Intrigued, I turned on the Tube and there was a radar image on the air from KCRA3 in Sacramento with Severe Weather emblazoned across the bottom of the screen! The map showed a severe thunderstorm over Citrus Heights one of the many towns in Metropolitan Sacramento.

I fired up the internet and clicked on the Sacramento forecast and clicked through to the Watches/Warnings Page and a Tornado Warning had just expired at 4PM! The NWS cited penny-sized hail while KCRA3 was hyping quarter-sized hailstones as possible.

I toured the High Sierra webcams and it's sticking up at pass level. The Reno AFD confirmed my worst fears...more on the way...

At 11PM the weather readers promised showers for the rest of the week, with that new storm still on track for the weekend.

On the bright side, the SF Giants came from behind to tie it up in the 9th and won it in the 11th!

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