THE SNOWY DAYS
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the British have some things going for them. Like calling cookies “biscuits.” And fries “chips.” And chips “crisps.” My friend Matt is doing a Masters in Manchester right now, so they have him. And Ted Lasso’s made me cry at least four times.
The British also have The Guardian, which attributes the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” to 17th century England, when city streets lined with trash and carcasses would flood during storms and whisk along dead animals. (One original drafts of the phrase: “It shall rain dogs and polecats”).
In honor of the British…
This past week, it snowed two-wheel drive sedans and, well, other cars, too.
According to onthesnow.com, during the past 72 hours, 72 inches of snow have fallen atop Mammoth Mountain.
That’s an inch per hour. Like it was snowing snails.
A look at what’s to come shows more snow this weekend.
Up to four inches on Friday.
Between 14 and 22 inches on Saturday.
One to two inches on Sunday.
More snow on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, although the detailed forecast doesn’t give inch estimates for those dates.
Bishop’s looking at a 75% chance of rain on Saturday, and a 66% chance of rain on Monday. Other than that, it looks like things might be pretty dry.
As storms continue, preparedness is key.
Flooding is a possibility, and sand is available at the following locations (bring a shovel):
June Lake Community Center
Lee Vining Airport
Chalfant Fire Station
Benton Road Shop
Mammoth Lakes Public Works
Walker Road Shop
Long Valley Fire Station.