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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:57 PM
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Its snowing in the Bay area. Snowed in San Jose,
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:59 PM by caligirl


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?o=2&f=/c/a...

San Jose, Twin Peaks in san Francisco and Santa Crua Mountains. Hwy 17 from San Jose to Santa Cruz closed for snow 2 inches today, 8 traffic accidents for two inch snow fall, well it is California.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:59 PM
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1. That's a great picture...
The little joys of Global Warming.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:00 AM
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2. It snowed in Portland yesterday, and for a few minutes today
I wonder how long it has been since we've had snow in mid march?
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:01 AM
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4.  A lady in Berkeley interviewed by the news here said 30 years.
She said it was a couple inches and traffic had to be stopped, right in front of her house.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:03 AM
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5. So 3 times a decade, or two to three times in your life by contemp standar
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:19 AM
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11. 1976
there was enough to make snowballs and snowmen on the peninsula.
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astroBspacedog Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 09:31 AM
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35. I Remember 1976
I was living in Castro Valley on the East Bay. One morning ,while walking my dog, I noticed some snow flakes falling out of the sky. I didn't think much of it because I was in the hills and it's not uncommon for the East Bay hills to get dusted every now and then. So I left to attend some classes I was taking at Chabot College. As I got closer to the bay I noticed all the roof tops were white and it was absolutely surreal.
Today, as I look out my window it's snowing pretty hard and I have almost four feet in my yard. But, then again, -- I'm in Ketchum Idaho. ;-)
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:04 AM
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23. We got a lot out here in Tigard...
Well, half an inch anyway, overnight. Thursday morning it turned to snow/rain for the rest of the day. This afternoon, lots of sunshine, but it's freaking cold out there tonight.
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 02:40 AM
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27. Quite awhile--at least 4 years since we have seen snow in Eugene.
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 02:41 AM by anitar1
It snowed a bit yesteday--beautiful big flakes but did not stick. When I awakened this morning, we had 2 inches on the ground. Maybe more tonight.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:00 AM
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3. Walking home tonight I saw "snow" on the parked cars on my SF street
It was probably hail turned to slush, but it had been at least an hour since the hailstorm, and the ice on the cars looked just like piles of snow. Freaking weird.
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:04 AM
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6. We had snow on Mission Peak this morning too, none lower though.
Think it will go to 500 feet tonight or tomorrow. Hard to imagine snow in the city, thats interesting.
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:04 AM
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7. And, it's going to be 66 here in lovely Syracuse NY tomorrow
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:05 AM
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8. OUCH! that hurts. 42 and dropping in San Francisco and 66 in
Syracuse?
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:28 AM
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28. Yeah, this has been a weird winter
my poor rose bush has tried twice this winter to put out new growth, and today will probably be a third time. It's going to be in the 50's the next few days and then dropping again to the 30's. I don't think we have had the snow average we usually do. The past couple of years it stayed in the 50's until December.

zalinda
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:51 AM
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33. It is supposed to be 66 today in Iowa also. It is already 51 degrees.
Freaky weather all winter long - no doubt about it.

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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 09:21 AM
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34. 72 today in southern Illinois
I have to dig out shortsleeves!
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 09:44 AM
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36. 61 here in beeyootiful Rachacha tomorrow.
Sunny and 55 today. We've had barely any snow this season.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:09 AM
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9. It snowed today in Redding
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 12:45 AM by XemaSab
The Northern and Central California get-together is in Sacramento on APRIL 1st!

PM me to be added to the list!
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Steve A Play Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:13 AM
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10. We had some light hail today just north of Santa Cruz
and heavy lightning and thunder storms right now.

Latest doppler radar loop. http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?num=6&de...
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:22 AM
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13. clouds are going right over our area, we had thunder once this evening.
I expect to get up early and see snow on the hills, but the weather guys said it could go down to the bay level.
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Steve A Play Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:38 AM
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17. National Weather Service has just issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning
in effect for Santa Cruz County effective from 10:23 PM until 4:23 AM Saturday! They simultaneously issued a snow alert until 4:00 PM Saturday for our area. :crazy:

Nice light show at the moment but I should probably shut down my computer since we have no lightning arrestors on our power lines here. This is only the third or fourth time I can remember actually seeing lightning here in the fifteen years I've lived in this house! I kind of miss it since I moved here from central Florida where we used to get thunderstorms on an average of 110 days a year.

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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:45 AM
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19. ps, thanks for that info,, my son is at UCSC.
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:21 AM
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12. Somewhere I have a pic of snow in San Bruno when I was 3, 1961-a couple of
inches came down and covered everything.

Cold here in Chico, but no snow yet...
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:24 AM
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14. How coincidental. I just finished watching Crash.
If you haven't seen it, rent it. Better yet, buy it. It's worth it.
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:25 AM
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15. Our sons asked us to watch it, we were very moved by it.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:31 AM
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16. Snow? Wishful thinking I think... That's hail. The link says as much.
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:38 AM
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18. On the news tonight, 5 pm ch 11 they showed snow falling by the tech
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 12:40 AM by caligirl
center downtown, it was snowing in downtown San Jose, Santa cruz mountain was reported to have snow today as well. The chron didn't have pictures of those areas.
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Steve A Play Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:02 AM
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22. I know the difference between hail and snow
and it SNOWED in San Jose today! Cal Trans and the CHP shut down Highway 17 this afternoon due to heavy SNOW and the 9 accidents it caused in just under an hour. You can listen to the Fire Dispatch calls on line in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties at this link if you don't believe it. We've had three Emergency Broadcast System alerts in the last half hour on the TV and radio. Top story on the 11:00 PM news is the several inches of snow on Hwy 17 and 6" of hail in Soquel! DAMN!

http://www.firedispatch.com /

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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:46 AM
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20. I-280 on the Peninsula closed due to snow!
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 12:49 AM by Newsjock
From Caltrans:
I 280

IS CLOSED TO NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC AT THE JCT OF SR 92 (SAN MATEO CO)
- DUE TO HEAVY SNOW - A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE

In all my years, I've never ever ever seen that.

On edit: Oh, here's a story about it:
http://www.nbc11.com/weather/7876453/detail.html

... The California Highway Patrol also shut down Interstate Highway 280 in San Mateo County because of hazardous weather conditions, according to a CHP spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman said northbound I-280 is closed between Edgewood Road and state Highway 92 because of conditions including heavy hail, snow and poor visibility.

She said authorities are discussing whether to also shut down the southbound lanes.
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:48 AM
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21. thanks for the update. Wonder if any weather guys are trying to get there.
news starts in a few minutes.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:55 AM
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29. In five years
in the 90s I never saw a snow flake on the Penninsula.

I have seen the clouds come down on that stretch of 280 to make visibility limited - but never to the degree being described. Wow.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:04 AM
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24. Only 8! You're doing great. Every year in Wisconsin, it snows, and people
crash like they've never driven in it before. We just drove hours north to catch the last of the snow so we could cross country ski. Our neighbors had a California kid here in Wisconsin for the last few weeks. He was beside himself playing on the backyard luge. Snow in the backyard was completely foreign to him. Great fun. Enjoy.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:11 AM
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25. Here in Los Altos, in the hills, it's sleet/rain
You need a flashlight to tell that there are crystals in it.... wow.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:14 AM
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26. Oregon coast snow this afternoon
Very weird. We had a very warm winter, I don't know where this cold snap came from. We had hail first, then snow a while later. Then sunshine. What a weird day.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:02 AM
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30. GLOBAL WARMING?
NOPE Bush says it's not a problem and Gawd tells Bush every fhart that's let!
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:12 AM
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31. It didn't snow, you know it didn't snow, idiot boy will say.........
....there's nothing to global warming and a few people just had a terrible case of dandruff. :sarcasm:
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:45 AM
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32. Beginning to look more & more like 'The Day After Tomorrow'
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:00 AM
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37. That is a great picture!
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