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Mazama: March 12, 2014

Mazama: March 12, 2014

By Bob Spiwak As winter exits, we got some startling information from Rick Le Duc, designated deliverer of NOAA weather information from Mazama. From Nov. 1, 2013, through Feb. 10, 2014, 5.5 inches of precipitation and 43 cumulative inches of snow fell. That’s about 14 weeks. From Feb. 11 onward, a little over three weeks,...
Mazama: March 5, 2014

Mazama: March 5, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It’s Monday and, as it has for the past month, this means it is snowing. But now it’s March and if you dig down five to 10 feet you might see some little flowers just aching to bloom — and be reported by Eric Burr, as is his custom. And it being the first...
Mazama: Feb. 26, 2014

Mazama: Feb. 26, 2014

By Bob Spiwak There was supposed to be no snowfall today. Ha! It’s Monday and the stuff has been coming down since yesterday morning. Maybe eight inches have come to rest so far. Up at Harts Pass there’s 111 inches on the ground, and the water content stands at 98 percent of average. The total...
Mazama: Feb. 19, 2012

Mazama: Feb. 19, 2012

By Bob Spiwak There’s not much point in dwelling on the snowfall this past week. It’s Monday morning now and still coming down. The anomaly being that half of the (unrecorded) days brought periods of warm sunshine. No spring flowers showing yet, but they are waking up, I betcha. With this moisture it could be...
Mazama: Feb. 12, 2014

Mazama: Feb. 12, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Good morning, or whatever time it is when you read this. It is an egotistic assumption that it will be read. The snow has been coming down for three hours, and after it was predicted to begin “after 7 a.m.,” it started exactly at 7 a.m. It’s difficult to determine just what...
Mazama: Feb. 5, 2014

Mazama: Feb. 5, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here it is Monday morning. There is blistering sunshine falling, its only shortcoming being that the blisters lose their luster somewhere in the 93 million miles from Old Sol to Mother Earth. If you get your paper on Wednesday, the forecast is for 6 below zero that night. Next night will be...
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...