Nov 28 2006
Outside our front window, at low elevation
Yeah, there are some icy roads. But it’s pretty out there.
The whole Northwest – almost – has been drenched with snow, even places that seldom see it at all in the winter. The Willamette Valley in Oregon has a snow floor; the mountains to east and west may typically turn white, but the valley floor only uncommonly does.
A north-central Idaho friend informs us of 17 inches on the ground there. Seattle has been coping with the unexpected white stuff (though less ice, seemingly, than usual.) A string of ski areas will open for business in the next few days; the Spokesman-review’s Betsy Russell reports that Bogus Basin at Boise has gotten 14 inches of snow since late Sunday.
And more on the way. We seem well on the way to a solid snowpack for the season; might we get a white Christmas as well?Share on Facebook