Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Another awesome opportunity to blame Q1 weakness on the weather.

Yesterday was the first time I've ever asked Mr S. to stay home due to weather. Last night they were predicting 50-80 mile an hour winds, and 5-9 inches of rain depending on where you live. Those are hurricane force winds at the higher elevations. Blizzard warnings in the sierra and the whole bit. You don't see that very often around here. Well...... almost never honestly.

At least the creeks are still dry because it's going to be an pretty intense couple of days. Pineapple express storms are a giant question mark when it comes to California. You know they are going to be wet, but you just don't know how wet. It's why you don't get too itchy about the dry periods. One of these types storms can be a real game changer as far as precipitation.

I guess we get to see what happens with those distressed trees now. They called the last rain we got a "perfect storm" because of the lack of wind.

When that storm hits the rest of the country it's probably going to really suck.


  1. Hope it stays calmer than predicted. I really don't want to see what a storm like that could do with Lake Michigan.

  2. Thanks for the well wishes. You don't get lake effect weather?

    I'm not sure what it could do either - but this storm gave Lake
    Tahoe 7 foot waves. I don't pay attention to Tahoe that often,
    but I've never heard of that before. And compared to the great Lakes - Tahoe is a tiny lake. I'll have to track down the tweet I saw this morning. But it read - this isn't the ocean. It's Tahoe. I'd imagine at the very least
    it's going to drown you in snow.

    I can't tell where the storm is going right now because of that system on the East Coast. Hopefully it moves. If not, the CA system could stall out over the middle part of the US.

  3. We get some Lake Effect, but we're just far enough away it usually peters out. If it picks up enough moisture from Michigan, though, we might see a mess. Hope y'all drain easily.