Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Snow levels drop; roads remain icy

Snow fell on the shores of Clear Lake early Monday. Photo by Terre Logsdon.


LAKE COUNTY – Snow levels dropped overnight on Sunday, bringing snow down to Clear Lake Monday morning and leaving area roadways hazardous.

Snow fell in lower elevations around the lake, with some areas along the Northshore melting off early.

In Kelseyville, area resident Ginny Craven reported finding her yard under a thick blanket of snow Monday morning.

In Cobb, resident Roger Kinney said two inches of snow fell overnight.

Weather Underground reported little precipitation around the county Monday in areas other than Cobb, which the service does not track.

Precipitation and runoff continued to fill Clear Lake, with a Monday measurement showing the lake at 4.30 Rumsey, the measurement used for Clear Lake. Zero Rumsey – Clear Lake's natural low water level – is 1318.256 feet, according to Lake County's Water Resources Division. A full lake is 7.56 Rumsey.

Lake County Department of Public Works reported late Monday that all county roads are experiencing snow and ice, with all the department's plow and sand trucks out and at work to clear the way for traffic.

Public Works reported that chains are still required on Elk Mountain Road, but chain restrictions on Bartlett Springs Road and in the Cobb area had been lifted.

A landslide on Lakeview Drive from Hillside to Mesa Drive in Clearlake Oaks has closed the roadway to all traffic, Public Works reported.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento reports that Lake County could experience snow down to 1,500 feet Tuesday, with a snow and blowing snow advisory in effect until 10 p.m.

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Scooter tried out some snow at his Kelseyville home Monday morning. His person, Ginny Craven, said Scooter went back to the house to warm up his cold paws after trying the snow out. Photo courtesy of Ginny Craven.



Snow could be seen low on the hills from the Rodman Slough Monday. Photo by Terre Logsdon.



The snow on the lakeshore Monday quickly melted off. Photo by Terre Logsdon.





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