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By: DonnaInSonoma, 5:11 AM GMT on March 03, 2011
After such a beautiful day yesterday I couldn't believe my ears when I heard the sound of rain last night! It's been going off and on all day with "chance of showers" forecast for tomorrow. Mother Nature's mood swings remind me of when I was pregnant. Emotions to the extremes, no rationale and completely unpredictable behavior. Perhaps she's preparing for the birth of spring... Corny, I know.
By: DonnaInSonoma, 6:56 PM GMT on March 01, 2011
We're into March already and it sure feels like spring here in Sonoma today. Were we really talking about snow here just a few days ago? It's hard for me to imagine. This beautiful morning is making up for our snow-less disappointment, although in my forty years in this valley, predicted snow has never materialized and I think we all should have known better than to get our hopes up. The two snowfalls I remember falling here both came as a surprise and while I don't...
By: DonnaInSonoma, 11:06 PM GMT on February 25, 2011
Brrrr! The sky is blue and the sun is shining here in the valley but there's a cold, strong wind picking up that slices right through the skin. No signs of the anticipated freak snow storm, but earlier today something icy cold was falling on my head that wasn't quite hail and nothing resembling a snowflake. Was that it? Was that what we've all been waiting for? Are those nine slushy ice drops all we get? Grey clouds are moving in from the North so I won't give up ho...
Updated: 11:36 PM GMT on February 25, 2011
By: DonnaInSonoma, 8:14 PM GMT on February 24, 2011
It's been an interesting winter here in the Sonoma Valley. A December full of rain, warm springlike days in January and now snow capped hills in February. Today local residents are waiting with childlike excitement in hopes that the weather forecasts are correct and the valley floors of our little wine country paradise will be white. Youtube is full of videos sharing the adventures of unusual snow days in California. My favorite is of a man snowboarding through the ...
Updated: 4:23 AM GMT on February 25, 2011