Old Man Winter Just Won’t Quit

Updated: April 5, 2010 at 6:00 am PST

The Winter Storm Warning was canceled overnight. The heavy rain and winds of Easter Sunday didn’t put a stop to any holiday festivities yesterday and like we thought might happen, no snow was reported in Georgetown or at any of the lower elevations on The Divide. No reports of snow accumulation from upcountry yet.

Continued rain and showers are possible throughout the day today, so drive carefully. The roads are clear if you’re driving off the hill this morning.

Posted: April 4, 2010 at 5:00 am PST

Good Morning & Happy Easter, Georgetown! If you’re planning on collecting some Easter eggs this morning, you better get to it! And if you were planning on doing anything else today, well……get ‘er done early!


Another late season winter storm is poised to strike the Mother Lode and the Georgetown Divide today through Monday with snow forecast to fall below 2,000 feet.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued the following warning:

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…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM PDT MONDAY ABOVE 2000 FEET…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR THE NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS AND THE MOTHERLODE FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM PDT MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 11 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* ELEVATION: SNOW LEVELS WILL INITIALLY RANGE BETWEEN 2500 AND 3000 FEET TODAY…BEFORE FALLING TONIGHT TO AROUND 2000 FEET. LOCALLY LOWER SNOW LEVELS MAY BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND ON MONDAY.

* TIMING: LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN DURING THE DAY TODAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OCCURRING TONIGHT. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY.

* WINDS: WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 TO 45 MPH OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS…COMBINED WITH MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: WINTER LIKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY RESULT FROM THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. THOSE TRAVELING INTO THE MOTHERLODE AND NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. IN ADDITION…THE HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WIND WILL MAKE FOR WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

The question is: Will we even see a flake?

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