Thursday, February 20, 2014

20 February 2014 miserable season

Cassi Creek:  We’ve set a new temp record for high temps on this date.  We’ve logged 74°F.  Last week on this date almost everything was closed down because of 8-10 inches of snow. 
          The frontal map shows a couple of classic winter > spring boundaries that are forecast to initiate squall lines as they move eastward.  The NWS has predicted severe thunderstorms, high line winds, and possible tornadic storms. 
          Our portion of this is slated to arrive after midnight and to last until about 0500.  That should make sleeping more difficult. 
          Winds are clocking about 5-15 mph currently and are predicted to increase to 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. 
          I managed to take down a couple branches that Gloria wanted removed about an hour ago (1400).   The chain saw started right up and ran well.  But my left arm and hand are still reacting to the vibration. 
          The forecast is for cooler weather next week.  I guess the new load of firewood isn’t going to be wasted.

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