17 April, 2009

Winter Storm Warning for April 16-18...

Man, what a biscuit it was commuting home. Here's the news feeder for where we live from the National Weather Service:

Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 22. North wind between 7 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.

Saturday: Snow before noon, then rain and snow. High near 41. North northwest wind between 9 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind between 8 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Mind you, this is in addition to the 2+ feet of snow that's already fell when I arrived home after a nearly 3h gig on super shi**y roads. At the beginning of my canyon drive-where it's particularly twisty-rear wheel drive-only utility vehicles were perpendicular to the direction of travel due to the slush turning into ice as the sun was setting. Thank god for my high-clearanced, 4wd Toyota Tacoma. Filled 'er up so that I had some weight in the rear. Our road off 285 was horrible, it hadn't been plowed in a while and ice was starting to settle. When I got on my dirt road, I punched it and pointed her near our circular driveway; and that's where she's sitting now. Took some pics on our property to prove it to y'all.

Large snowdrift near our Southern Facing Bay Window.

Snow near our sliding side door.

Our driveway

Snow's too heavy to plow for right now. I'll wait 'til tomorrow; or better yet, my procrastinating self'll wait for Mr. Sunshine to melt that shizzle off.

No racing this weekend, due to snow. Damn, gotta hit the rollers AGAIN! Talked to Chip about how this might be a weekend of stir craziness.


Groover said...

Must be quite the shock after San Diego. Sorry I have been so quite. I have been reading a little and really enjoyed your holiday report. Nice tats by the way, very romantic. :-)

Hope the snow melts soon. Reminds me of that old Prince (at that time he was still Prince I think?) song "Sometimes it snows it April".

...it's me!... said...

Hope your recovery's going well. My colleague too has a spell with Epstein-Barr.

So you're headed stateside huh?