7" of Snow Overnight

From MyMotherlode.com:  “We are still under a winter storm warning, issued by the National Weather Service, through Saturday at 10 p.m.

“Additional snow accumulations in the Mother Lode (below 3,000 feet) will range from two inches to one foot.

“Additional snow accumulations in the Sierra Nevada (above 3,000 feet) will range from ten inches to twenty eight inches.

“In addition to the snow, gusty winds continue to bring reduced visibility at times. Travel in the mountains is highly discouraged, as conditions are extremely hazardous. Damage to trees and power lines is likely.

“A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Travel is not recommended while the Warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”

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As always, on the Klipple’s deck, overnight snow measured 7″ on the railing and the deck floor.  Fresh snow is beautiful but it also signifies a lot of work.

Friday morning weather view


Ace Reporter Gregory Oliver checked in with wind gusts of 45 mph around 6 p.m. yesterday. He has a weather station on his property.  Winds appear to be calm this morning (March 2nd).

hwys 108/120 road signs

There are no issues on Hwy. 120 between Oakdale and the Yosemite turnoff.

Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels at Camp Sunshine on Hwy 108.  Now tell me, do you know where Camp Sunshine is???  It’s near the end of the 4-lane section of highway leading up from Soulsbyville, just before Plainview Road (slash pile site).

Hwy 108 just before Twain Harte lower entrance
Hwy 108 just before Twain Harte lower entrance


Travel safely everyone.  Be sure to have emergency supplies in your vehicle:  water, food, blankets, flashlight, chains, full tank of gas, etc.  And stay in your cabin/Mi Wuk home if you can.  I’ve postponed an appointment in Sonora today.  There’s no reason to add myself to the highway mess.

Have pictures?  Questions?  A comment?  Send them this way since you probably aren’t the only one with the question and others would like to see photos from someone else’s perspective.  Comments:  Way down at the bottom of the page.  My email: blythek@mac.com

Be safe.

overnight snow 3/2/18
overnight snow 3/2/18
7" on deck railing in exposed area
7″ on deck railing in exposed area


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  1. Blythe

    I’d never even heard of it! Strange landmark for chain control location. ~Blythe

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