The snow we’re experiencing this winter is awesome.  My January allergies, from the cedars, have been roaringly alive the last 3 years when we’ve had practically no snow.  This year I’m back to ‘normal’ with no allergies since the trees have had their ‘usual’ snow loads and the pollen apparently is going straight into the ground.  At least that’s how I’m seeing it.

Here’s the weather advisory via :

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 feet, from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM Saturday.

Snow will peak in intensity Saturday morning.

Snow levels will drop to around 3,500 to 4000 feet.

Total snow accumulations will range from four to nine inches.

Slippery roads, travel delays and chain controls are possible in the mountains.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.


Be sure to carry chains!  This past storm (10″ on Wednesday night >> Thursday morning) was beautiful.  Mi Wuk even got plowed Thursday in a very timely manner as opposed to the storm at Christmas.  However, Lama Hisum (my street) only got plowed on one side, leaving it a one lane road.  All other streets that I’ve driven on today/yesterday were totally plowed to the black asphalt.  Hmmmm.

Here are a few Thursday photos:

Snowfall in Mi Wuk Village, 7 Jan 2016
January 7th, 7 a.m.
Snowfall in Mi Wuk Village, 7 Jan 2016
9.45 a.m.
Snowfall in Mi Wuk Village, 7 Jan 2016
Tree ‘bomb’, 9.45 a.m.
Snowfall in Mi Wuk Village, 7 Jan 2016
Another tree ‘bomb’, 9.50 a.m.
Snowfall in Mi Wuk Village, 7 Jan 2016
What Russ did for our kitty Ginger: cleared her a path so she didn’t have to get her little feetsies too wet.

From the National Weather Service:

National Weather view, Mi Wuk Village area, 8 Jan 2016

Click here for a larger image.   This weather forecast is for our immediate area which is why I reference it whenever we have ‘weather’ coming.

4 miles NE of Twain Harte weather focus map
Green square is “US”, 4 miles NE of Twain Harte

If you are coming to the Hwy 108 corridor this weekend for snow play, be advised that parking is safe and allowed only in designated areas along the highway.  With all of the illegal parking for snow play on Christmas weekend (perfect conditions for pulling off the road and sledding or building snowmen) be aware the the sheriff’s department will be ticketing parking offenders and sending them on their way this weekend.  Use caution.  Use common sense.  Watch your children.  A child was injured last weekend when darting out into the road near Little Sweden.

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  1. Blythe

    Thank you Christy. You know almost right where they’re taken. 🙂 There wasn’t much snow overnight as promised, but skies are grey this Saturday morning. Maybe…….

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