Many of you who frequent this site are from out of the area. I get a lot of questions about snow levels, winter temperatures, and such.
The storm that just passed through our area (last Friday and Saturday) was a "record setter". In Minden and other "valley floors", we had rain (and lots of it) on Friday which turned to a heavy snowfall on Friday night as temperatures dropped.
By Saturday morning, we had about 6" of snow on the ground. By late Saturday afternoon, the second wave of the storm hit and by Sunday morning, we had another 6" or so (total of 12") on the ground.
What happens with this much snow (if you are native to someplace like Southern California)?
- Kids make snowmen; (Adults make snowmen)
- Kids play and roll around in snow; (Adults know better)
- Dogs and cats play and explore the snow;
- Driveways get shoveled (it's not too bad at the frequency we get storms like this);
- Streets get plowed (The Town of Minden plows streets if we get over 6");
- And on...
I actually enjoyed the beauty and refreshing break and had some nice conversations with neighbors who were out most of the day.
Life gets back to normal pretty quick. Traffic moves a little bit slower (although still much faster than SoCal or Bay area freeways).
Speaking of snow "men and women", I thought I'd post up a fun photo of some work (play) by enterprising folks in my neighborhood. An "insider tip", these structures were created around large utility boxes (the green ones for cable comanies, etc.) so the snow people go up much faster and with much less snow than the traditional "all snow" snowman.
If you have any questions or comments about this "white stuff", feel free to post below!
Broker - CalNeva Realty