Well, it hasn’t exactly been a dry winter up until now but it has been snowless. We had fairly copious amounts of rain but it looked like we would go the whole winter season without at least one respectable snowfall. Thank the Lord that that has not come to pass. The forecast for this storm was optimistic and after two days of no snow despite the forecast for a major dump, it seemed this storm was going to be a giant tease. However, overnight what was a fizzle has turned out to be a reasonably good storm. So far, we have 6-8 inches, depending on where you stand with more still falling.
As I write this, my kids are going nuts, eager to get outside and play. My daughter, who is 2.5, is young enough that she has no real knowledge of snow, having lived through last year’s nearly snowless winter. It should be a fun morning with a fair amount of snow-frolic. My son is 5 and he remembers some good storms from when he was younger but he hasn’t had too much experience with it as a “big boy”. Right after he was born, we had an epic storm back in January of 2010. It knocked out the power for almost a week and downed a bunch of trees. While I certainly would not look forward to storms of that magnitude, it certainly puts our current dry spell into perspective. You can see some images of that storm from around my house here, here and here.
Glad it came through for you, Bubba! There are clouds advancing over the Sierra now, so hopefully our mountains see at least a little. Eli got to play in snow a couple times this winter, but not in the yard. We really wanted to take him sledding, but in this drought it just never seemed worth the bother. Next year, Lord willing!
Great photos. We look out on the Red Buttes from our home in southern Oregon and are very glad to see them snow covered for a change! –Curt
That is nice to hear. Did you get snow at your house? My cousin lives right on the Applegate River (I can’t believe the fish he catches at his house!) and I was going to call and see if he got anything.
No, darn it. We usually get a few inches each year, but none so far. Peggy and I live on the Applegate River as well, about a mile below Applegate Lake. –Curt
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