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Mazama: Jan. 29, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 29, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It is another freezing, foggy Monday morning. The “wintry mix” predicted has not shown up at ground level, but about 300 feet up on Grizzly Mountain it is all white from residual snow and fresh, heavy, cotton candy frost on the pines. With the attendant humidity it feels much like an ordinary...
Mazama: Jan. 22, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 22, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here it is Jan. 20. The inversion continues with morning fog that produces a shimmering layer of hoarfrost on the bare trees. Later, as the temperature increases, the tiny crystals fall like micro snow. And that is the nearest thing to real snow we can expect for the coming week, according to...
Mazama: Jan. 15, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 15, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Not much happening in Mazamaland over the past week. I’ve been kind of stove up with a bad back, which has enabled a lot of daytime television watching, something I rarely do other than weekend football games. Being a weather freak, it afforded me a lot of watching of The Weather Channel...
Mazama: Jan. 8, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 8, 2014

By Bob Spiwak A beautiful and sunny winter day. Nine degrees at wakeup and a forecast for a series of storms coming in from the west with varying amounts of snow predicted. The holidays are finally over and a measure of peace has settled over Highway 20. From observations and reports, there may have been...
Mazama: Jan. 1, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 1, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Well, everyone likes to talk about the weather, it is said, and on this Sunday morning, an early writing effort because of the holiday, it is gently snowing here in West Boesel. Just under freezing is predicted. Freezing is what brought to mind last week’s commentary about a rumored remembrance commemorating the...
Mazama: Dec. 25, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 25, 2013

By Bob Spiwak We’re early this week, and next week as well, to be able to get into print and not miss Santa’s visit. It’s Sunday, cloudy but no precipitation is coming down here, although the sky cam on Patterson Mountain earlier showed the white stuff coming down. It appears we are in for a...
Mazama: Dec. 18, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 18, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Last Sunday parking was at a premium at the Mazama Store. The annual Christmas at the Very End of the Road party and gift bazaar drew a full house, elbow room only, as holiday celebrants were treated to many free offerings from the bakery, mini-lattes, chocolates and other goodies. There were vendors...
Mazama: Dec. 11, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 11, 2013

By Bob Spiwak A pleasant sunny Monday morning. The temperature has zoomed up to a comfortable 1 degree above zero. Since our high-low record on the thermometer has crashed, I have no idea how low the temperature got last night. But NOAA is promising warmer weather, with around four days of “possible” snow beginning in...
Mazama: Dec. 4, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 4, 2013

By Bob Spiwak I have been hearing that today (Dec. 2) is Cyber Monday. It seems that every day must now have some commercial cutesy tag on it throughout our great nation. Nonetheless, I will call it Butt Freeze Overture Day not only to give it a non-commercial slant, but also to anticipate zero degrees...
Mazama: Nov. 27, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 27, 2013

By Bob Spiwak It’s just a few days until Thanksgiving and while some people are desolate because there is no snow in the forecast, others are quite content with the sunshine, un-slick roads and mild temperatures. Thanksgiving day is forecast with a “chance of showers,” and by the time you carve the turkey it could...