Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Has Arrived

Winter Has Arrived

So much for hopes of a mild winter! We had a slight but continual fall of snow yesterday--and I was glad that I put the effort yesterday morning into getting the snowthrower ready for the season, because we used it last night to clear our driveway. The good news is that it is much easier to clear snow off a smooth asphalt surface than off gravel.

The bad news is that the weather between here and Bend is really bad. Here's the Oregon Department of Transportation report for Brothers, on U.S. 20, between here and Bend:
Severe Weather Hazard

Weather Condition: Partly Cloudy

Road Surface: Packed Snow

Current Temp: 12 F

New Snow: 1 in.
Roadside Snow: 1 in.

Last Updated: 12/14/2008 06:06 am

Even with a 4WD, I am not going to do that drive until conditions substantially improve.

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