Yesterday morning I was roasting on my walk.  This morning (Thursday) it feels like it’s freezing.  And, well……….it IS snowing at Tioga Pass.

Tioga Pass, Thursday afternoon!  JULY 9th!

Hwy 108 at Sonora Pass area

Brrrr.  Fro Hwy 108 in Sonora


Update 3:30 p.m.: Three lightning-caused fires on the Stanislaus National Forest have been contained, according to Forest officials.  Two were in the in the Groveland Ranger District, both under two acres, and the third was in the Me-Wok Ranger District. There a single tree was struck near Lyons Reservoir, but the flames did not spread to nearby vegetation. Forest Service spokesperson Veronica Lopez says, “Fire crews are monitoring the area in case of additional strikes or hot spots.”


Mi-Wuk Village, CA — Lightning strikes have left some PG&E customers without power in the Mother Lode since this morning.

Power outage in Mi Wuk Thursday

More than 30 customers in the Mi-Wuk Village area have been without electricity since around 10 a.m. PG&E reports lightning in the area is to blame for the outage. Crews are on the scene working to fix the problem. Those without power are in the area of Leka and Lama Tamalin roads, where lights have been out for six hours. The power company hopes to have the electricity back on by about 5 p.m. However, PG&E reports a connector repair problem could stall getting the lights back on until after 10 p.m. for some of those customers.

With isolated thunderstorms still in the area forecast through this evening, the possibility of lightning strikes remain, subsequently increasing chances for additional outages.

PG&E advises, in the case of an outage at your residence, before calling to report it, check to see if other neighbors are affected, which would confirm an neighborhood area outage. If only your residence is without power, first check the circuit breakers and/or fuse boxes. If it is not an in-home system issue, single or neighborhood outages can be reported by calling PG&E’s 24-Hour Emergency and Customer Service Line at 1-800-743-5002.

Personally, I started purging my stampin’ studio and have LOTS of stuff out on the deck.  This morning’s thunderstorms caused some real fast covering of that stuff with tarps — one of which leaked.  Oh well………

Enjoy your evening and if anything else comes up, I’ll post it as soon as I’m aware of it.

Many thanks to all of you who came out for last weekend’s Pancake Breakfast.  It was a huge success thanks to everyone!

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