Monday, February 28, 2011

My Town Monday: Snow in San Diego County



Snow! That's the big news in San Diego County!

In Julian, 50 miles or so northeast of my house, they got SIX inches! Julian's about 4,200 feet above sea level.

You may remember a My Town Monday post I did in August about the Pine Hills Egg Ranch? Well, they're located in Ramona, about 30 miles northeast of my house. Ramona is 1,500 feet above sea level and got an inch of snow. The Pine Hills Egg Ranch did a roaring trade yesterday with all the San Diegans who went up to play in the snow.

We'll be back up to the low 70s, even at the beaches, by Friday.

And some fun snow trivia:
-Chionophobia is the fear of snow.
-A snowflake has SIX identical arms.
-The average number of snow-producing storms annually in the USA is 105.
-On Feb 2, 2004, students, parents and teachers from 60 schools in London, Ontario, Canada all lay down in the snow at the same time to make 15,851 snow angels!

Going completely off topic, Mr. Summy and I went to an EXCELLENT play this past weekend: The Crucible. It's put on by Pickwick Players and runs through next weekend. The play was intense; the calibre of acting was incredible; there isn't a bad seat in the house. So, if you're into community theatre, click here for the details.

Please click here for links to more My Town Monday posts. Have a great day!



sources:
http://t-love-pdx.blogspot.com/2008/12/snow-trivia.html
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2008/11/24/snow-facts-and-trivia-get-in-the-snow
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/amazing_feats/teamwork/most_snow_angels_-_multiple_venue.aspx

10 comments:

debra said...

Snow in NE Ohio, too! Not a rarity for us, though. And today, torrential rain and flooding. Nothing dull!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

YOU got snow? The apocalypse is surely upon us!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I soooo wanted snow on the little mountain near my house, but, alas, it didn't fall there. Even so, all the surrounding mountains are covered and when I climb the little guy, there is a fantastic view. I love winter in most of SoCal--beauty without shovels. ;)

Barrie said...

Debra: that does sound like nasty weather!

Green Girl: There isn't snow in my little town per se. So, no panic yet.

Tricia: Sounds beautiful!!!

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow! That is a rare sight down there!! Enjoy it!

Charles Gramlich said...

Been in the 70s here and very humid. We've had to have the AC on because of the humidity.

Jenn Jilks said...

We started the day with rain, ended with snow. Cheers from S.E. Ontario Cottage Country!

Vodka Mom said...

I REMEMBER JULIAN!! Oh, those days in San Diego.



xoxoxx

Gabriele Goldstone said...

hard to believe that there are places in the world that think snow is worth mentioning. :)

Barbara Martin said...

With six inches you can make a snowman, or several.