High Winds, Heavy Rain, Snow Lash Divide

Updated: January 20 at 3:43pm PST

At this time, snow levels have risen above Georgetown and the roads in town are clear of snow, but that will change as you head upcountry. A cold rain is still falling in Georgetown with a bit of snow still left on the ground. Winds are not as strong as earlier in the day.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for The Mother Lode until 4am tomorrow morning. Forecasters are calling for 1 – 3 inches of snow as low as 2,500 feet. Periods of snow will continue through early Thursday morning. Heavy snow is possible at times. Locally strong south winds from 25 – 35 mph means areas of blowing snow. Carry chains.

Posted: January 20 at 1:15pm PST

The combination of heavy rains and high winds has made for a lousy weather week here on The Georgetown Divide. Rain has been heavy for several days with a couple of pretty incredible downpours mixed in.

On Monday afternoon, we had a storm cell dump a literal wall of water on downtown Georgetown. I really don’t know if it could have possibly rained any harder than it did on that afternoon. The ground is now completely soaked.

Winds were very strong again last night and have continued to increase throughout the day today. Some gusts have been in the 60 mph range, with sustained winds of 40mph. The winds should ease after 6pm this evening.

Rainfall will be very heavy at times through this afternoon and into the evening, with the snowline dropping into the upper foothills. It is currently snowing in Georgetown, with light accumulation. And the power is even still on! Drive safely!!

photo by vntghippy of Georgetown

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