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January 7, 2005

Snow…Still?

Last week we got a nice little dumping of snow here in Carson City. That’s not a surprise; it’s winter. It’s cold. The big surprise is that it was 8 to 10 inches of the white stuff, not the inch and a half that we usually get. And the even bigger surprise is that today, a full week after it fell, it’s still here! You have to understand—our snow doesn’t stick around long. We’ll get a dusting of it overnight, and then Mother Nature will remember that we’re supposed to be in a desert here, and realize her mistake. She then sends us a couple of warm days to melt everything and bring back the brown that we’re used to. In fact, eight years ago, on New Year’s Eve, Mother Nature really screwed up. She gave us a huge snowstorm; we had eighteen inches down in the valleys, and Lake Tahoe had several feet. And then she realized what she had done wrong, so she overcompensated by sending a rainstorm to put things right. A nice warm rainstorm. In the space of six hours, all that snow melted. And I mean all of it. In Minden, the river overflowed its banks, half the valley was flooded, and the bridges were closed for days. Since the river runs through the middle of town, nobody could get to work or to the grocery store. Everyone was stranded, and all because Mother Nature doesn’t like our snow to stay on the ground.

Anyway, that whole digression was just a lead-in to another photo gallery. Here are a few shots of the snow from around town this week.

We’ve got another storm moving in tonight, so we’ll probably get even more snow on top of what we’ve got now. Bring it on, I say. Bring it on!