Snow, Snow, Snow

November, 2013

It is that time of year already…snow over Donner Summit.  We had our first dusting of snow last week, and drivers are already chaining up.  For those who don’t live in California, Donner Summit is the mountain pass traversed on the way to  Reno.  To give you a frame of reference as to the amount snow that can fall over the pass in the winter months, it is named after the infamous Donner Party.

Regarding the expectations for this winter, it is neither El Nino or La Nina, so the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting unpredictable snowfall this year. (Yes, that’s right, they actually predicted unpredictable snowfall.)  Basically, it’s anybody’s guess as to what this year will bring.  Nevertheless, we will predictably keep you informed.