Surprise! Surprise! Sonora Pass is Closed.

chain control at Eagle MeadowsI missed getting the “Sonora Pass Closed” image on the screen while driving by late Sunday afternoon.  The clouds were right down on the road once around the bend.

From MyMotherlode.com:

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada above 6,500 feet until 11 PM tonight.

According to the National Weather Service, total snow accumulations will range from five inches to one foot above 8,000 feet.

Below freezing temperatures will continue with wind chill temperatures in the teens. Winds may gust up to sixty mph.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are either expected or is occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

When I drove to Sonora from Mi Wuk around 2:30 this afternoon my top speed was 40 mph!  Very high winds.  And once I left the bypass at Mono Way all was calm and peaceful.  Go figure.

For pretty much “to the minute” weather, click on the weather link on the sidebar.  It’s the most accurate I’ve found in the three years I’ve been working on our blog.

Use caution on your property and on the road.

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