We finally got some rain out here in the SE Kern County Desert. Not enough to end the drought but enough to make the ground wet and spray on the highway.
Not the best as they were taken with the Android Smart Phone. I had an appointment at the VA Community Outreach Clinic in Lancaster today for a “Vision Acuity Check.” It is the precursor to a full eye exam at the Sepulveda ACC in the San Fernando Valley.
On occasion this time of year we get these big Thunder Bumpers. It makes me think of Kansas. Yeah, I miss The Sunflower State.
This storm looked like it had a lot of rain but out here, most of the rain does not reach the ground. It is the powerful wind pushing the sand and dirt. Visibility on the roads suffers because of the blowing sand.
This big puppy was to the East over North Edwards, Boron, Kramer Junction and Barstow at least.
The weather in The High Desert today………….it was ugly.
Thunderstorms on the Field.
I had to wear my parka. I have had my first week since I began here almost 2 & 1/2 years ago of not being on the line. It was all on my jet in the hangar for an airframe inpsection with the engine removed.
The old hangars leak cold air and in some spots, water.
Interesting day to say the least.
The higher elevations were under a winter storm warning……………….they got it………………….it was snowing on The Tehachapi when I was coming home today……….
Doing up a couple of tuna steaks an julienne potatoes for supper.
Got Penguins and Flyers on, game two of that series. Kings at Canucks later.
The first taste of winter in the Kern County High Desert!!!!!!!!!!!
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST TUESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS AT OR ABOVE 2500 FEET…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST TUESDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY DESERTS AT ELEVATIONS AT OR ABOVE 2500 FEET.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: FROM JUST A DUSTING AT LOWEST ELEVATIONS TO AS MUCH AS 6-10 INCHES ALONG THE SOUTH FACING SLOPES OF THE EL PASO MOUNTAINS. MAJOR POPULATIONS CENTERS SUCH AS RIDGECREST…CALIFORNIA CITY AND ROSAMOND WILL SEE SNOW AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 1-4 INCHES.