Thursday, December 18, 2008


Orange Snow   (LA Times)

Southern California got more than a little dusting of snow yesterday. My Midwestern readers can stop snickering now. This storm was pretty impressive by all standards. I've seen it snow plenty of times in the mountains and even the high desert, but this time was biggest I've ever seen here. One place in the Antelope Valley got 22 inches of snow!
The three highways that connect SoCal with NoCal were shut down for about 24 hours. Can you imagine I-94 being closed for a day? These highways do get closed periodically during the winter months--they are all mountain passes which are pretty dangerous in inclement weather. Not too good for a big rig to be coming down the snow-covered mountain, not to mention the jack-ass drivers that don't know how to drive in snow.
All the women sporting the oh-so-fashionable UGGs are going to find what a miserable failure they are in REAL SNOW.
No snow in Torrance or Huntington Beach, thank goodness--just LOTS of cold rain. I hope my citrus didn't get damaged. I have a bumper crop of lemons on the tree and the oranges are just about ready.

This photo from The Daily Breeze is looking north to the San Gabriel Mountains. I took my camera to work today hoping to get a shot like this myself, but the mountains were still a little hazy when I looked.

Blizzard Joshua (LATimes)

This guy has it all figured out....screw shoveling!


Miss Healthypants said...

Wow, that's crazy! And I love that last picture--LOL! :)

goldenrail said...

Wow! It snowed in Berkeley this past week, too. All this snow in Cali is making me much happier about moving out there. :)
We got plenty of snow in WI now as well. I'll post pictures when I get back from IL tomorrow.

MaryRuth said...

MHP--with storms like that, staying inside with a case of beer is the best idea.

GR--hopefully the snow will last until you get here, at least in the mountains. I've been keeping up-to-date with the MKE storm via JSOnline. It is a good reminder why I don't travel back there at this time of year.