Quote of the Week, Perhaps a Bit Longer

"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates


Rainy in Reno

Holy cow, is it raining here in Reno!!! On Friday it rained all day, Saturday was a beautiful day mixed with threatening clouds, breezes and a few sprinkles. Then today, and it's only 9:45 am, the wind is blowing like crazy and it is dumping rain, much more so than on Friday.  It is just plain nasty out. 

 Rain in our front yard

Nevada's average annual precipitation is 7 inches, this weekend we'll possibly receive between 2-4 inches. Truckee and Sparks are bracing for floods people were out in droves yesterday filling sand bags preparing for this onslaught of precipitation.  According to weather.com "A deep dip, or trough, in the jet stream is currently in place over the eastern Pacific Ocean. This has been sending a parade of frontal systems and upper-level disturbances into the West Coast since Wednesday."

 Rain in our backyard

Moderate flooding — estimated to be around 4 feet of water — is predicted for the Sparks industrial area and Steamboat Creek Basin, while Reno is expected to receive minor flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.Truckee is in store for major flooding Sunday, from a storm that began Saturday night, the weather service said.

I have to say, I've been looking forward to winter weather, albeit, I was thinking of snow--way to shake things up Reno. I think I'll stay inside today, with a nice cup of tea and work on my scarf or my puzzle--probably a bit of both.

Stay safe and stay warm!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about the goats and hope they like wind and rain. A good day to stay indoors!! Love, Mom