We got a doozie of a surprise with the weather this afternoon, in the form of a sleet storm, immediately followed by a simultaneous snow/thunderstorm. Like the “Week of the Freeze” we never saw it coming.
Funny thing about Arizona: It may rain at the house, but 5 miles away it is sunny as can be. At the time the storm started, I was waiting for the call to pick up a …. drum roll…. foster dog. Yup, happens there is an emergency situation going on, and we are stepping in to help. As I was on the phone with the people we were getting our foster kid from, the sleet had just changed to snow, and being a nervous driver, I wasn’t so sure driving the Waggin’ Wagon under those conditions, especially when she only recently was restored to health, on the Freeway, was a good idea. Only when Crabby got home from work – late incidentally (had to actually drive the speed limit or below due to road conditions) – did I hear that the northern roads were not the place to be at the time.
So, to the people who I was supposed to take the foster K9 handoff from: PLEASE watch the news to see I was NOT kidding when I said it was nasty up here!!! Hubby says the 101 is backed up northbound to infinity, so even if I did make it down, we wouldn’t have been home yet! Doesn’t sound like you got what we did down south!
The video is a little deceiving. When I scooped up the snow, it was from tip of fingers to my knuckles, about 3-4 inches. In the video, it doesn’t look so deep. It fell at about 2:30 to 3 ish, and though melting pretty fast, it is now 6:30 and we still have patches all over the yard.
THIS IS NOT WHY I MOVED TO ARIZONA!!!
EDIT: Sampson, referred to in the video never made it to us. arrangements were made for him down south. The very next day, however, another kid was caught in the trap. The weather cooperated and Run A Muck Ranch welcomed foster girl Marcy.