Thursday, January 3, 2008

What A Snow Forecast!!

What would you do if you saw the following...

Friday -- Rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 32 inches. Strong winds. Gusts up to 130 mph over the crest.

Friday Night -- Rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 40 inches. Strong winds. Gusts up to 115 mph over the crest.

Saturday -- Rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 18 inches. Very windy.

Well this really exists -- at least it did when I posted this blog. The location? Yosemite National Park in California.

The coastal storm is moving in and the state of California is about to be hammered with high winds, heavy rain at lower elevations and heavy snow in the mountains.

I thought this was pretty neat and wanted to share it. I hope people there take the forecast seriously -- that isn't any kind of weather to be out and about in the parks and high country hiking or skiing.

This large storm will move slowly eastward, bringing unsettled weather to the middle of the country early next week.

Even our western mountains here in Colorado are already under winter storm watches.


  1. Wow. Amazing. I need to see photos of the aftermath!

  2. Yeah I would imagine those pics would be terrifyingly amazing. Just glad I'm not out in it! Bet there's an article in Nat'l Geo on it soon!

  3. I just heard a San Francisco meteorologist predict 8-10 inches of rain for the Bay Area during the next several days. That's a lot of rain. The average annual rainfall for the immediate Bay Area is around 24-26 inches.

  4. I've got a few friends that live in the Bay Area. I am hoping to share some of their personal photos once I get them...