WEATHER IS THE NEWS OF THE DAY

looking east - Stanlislaus forest and our backyard
Looking east 8.30 a.m.

When I looked outside this morning I saw the snow covered trees swaying left and right.  There’s quite a wind out there.  And the leafless deciduous trees look like snow covered skeletons.  If you’re a photographer with a good camera and a good eye this morning (Wednesday) it’s your day!  Beautiful.  Gray sky but beautiful.

Weather snapshot 1-6-16

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Here’s a detailed forecast for the next few days:

Today – January 6, 2016
Snow. High near 38. Southeast wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow showers. Low around 32. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Light southeast wind. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

As I was driving home yesterday afternoon in fresh falling snow–east end of Twain Harte on Hwy 108–the roads were slushy and extremely slippery.  I mention this as a caution for road conditions today as well.  I won’t be venturing out.

Chain control on Hwy 108 this morning is still at the east end of Twain Harte.

Out our great room window this morning:

decorated tree
north view from great room window

Have a great and safe day.  Send me some of your snow/storm photos and I’ll post them here.  blythek@mac.com

Blythe's snow signature

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