Saturday, March 17, 2012

What A Difference

...a week makes!

On Interstate 80, chain controls moved downhill overnight to Drum on the west side and the Nevada State Line to the east. This morning they're back up to Kingvale to Donner Lake Interchange.

After 36 hours of rain, snowfall finally piled up. Resorts are reporting up to four feet on top!

Let's all be careful out there...The Sierra Avalanche Center warns of Considerable Avalanche Danger: Due to the combination of several feet of new snow and persistent deep slab instability, large destructive avalanches are possible today.

Good, chain controls on 80 lifted at 10AM.

KCRA3's Chief Meteorologist, @kcraFinan tweets: "Runoff from the storm continues. Folsom Lake is up 5 feet overnight, 15 feet in the last 5 days"

A couple more days of snow showers and maybe a thunder shower this afternoon are on tap, and the winds have abated...

Have at it everybody...but mind your avalanche hazards!

1 comment:

  1. Abated is the proper assessment. Getting walloped by another storm is on the way.

    Some Ansel Adams clouds they were, scooting over head as I looked at the hills blanketed in white.