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Atlas

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Look out @twp its coming!
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twp

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Yep. Somebody forgot to pay the heating bill? I notice that the trees are ready to drop leaves already. Traitors! Deserters! Rats leaving the ship early!
 

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Well, we've got rain all around us, but no closer then 50 miles or so... Not good enough.
I hope that changes in the next couple of weeks.
 

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It'll come. Maybe by Sunday?
 
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The local weather guessers say snow on Sunday. I'll take it.
 

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Now the "guess" is 1-3 inches of snow tonight (Saturday 11/7/20). Still waiting for anything...
 

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And the snow has arrived. Heavy fall but still only about 2-3 inches on the ground. We need the water.
 

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That is good news! I hope there is lots more to come.
 
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And the snow has arrived. Heavy fall but still only about 2-3 inches on the ground. We need the water.

According to the Old Farmers Almanac:

Question: How much snow does it take to equal an inch of rain?
Answer: This varies depending on the type of snow, but to make 1 inch of water (rain), you need 10 inches of average snow, 4 to 5 inches of wet snow, or 15 inches of powdery snow.

https://www.almanac.com/fact/how-much-snow-does-it-take-to
 

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I'll take any water we can get from the sky. The snowpack in the Sierra's is where we get our water for agriculture and drinking.

Reno is Not a great snow zone, but I've seen 10-12 inches on the ground here and that translates to up to 3-4 times as much on the mountains.

More is better.

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WolfBrother

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Growing up in WTexas in the 50’s it took me a while to learn that more than brown gritty stuff blew and fell out of the sky.

Rain was something that people would stand under their porches and watch.

When I read Dune, it seemed the Freman’s care of water hit me at a fundamental, instinctive level. Dad never went to work without water and he taught me early the same.
 

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it's currently 32F feels like 26F. power has been out since 5:55 this afternoon.its 10:35 now.and their predicting it'll be back on by5pm tomorrow evening.got 3 candles going.2-3 wick candles,and a 1 wick candle.their doing a good job so far.
 

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What's causing that? Is that snow storm causing trouble?
 

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Some areas of Texas suffer from a lack of upgrade to the power grid.

Any greater than usual increase in power usage can cause issues. I suspect jimLE got caught up in that. Some areas of Centra Texas got as much as 6 inches of snow.

My area got about an inch. It started around 0900 and ended around 1430.

It seems the GAMA (Greater Austin Metro Area) and north got the bulk in this area. Due to morning road ice concerns schools are either 100% virtual, closed, or delayed start tomorrow. It’s being reported this was the greatest GAMA snowfall in 17 years.

The Possum Kingdom Lake area had two bands of snow. My Daughter didn’t say how much but did say it seemed to be sticking.
 

jimLE

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there were tree branches above the power lines tobegin with.then the snow fell and weighted them down.thatt caused the power line to short out.and the transformer to blow .
 

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I know that one well. I hope they get it fixed quickly.
 
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I see that Washington State has a high number of power outages too. No report as to why...
 
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