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How about we let Mother Nature handle it?

Jamie Bate

Well, it took about a week after writing a column about snow or our lack thereof that we finally got some.Undoubtedly, it was the column about what Mother Nature and her Old Man Winter were going to offer up that got it to dump. Or it could have been something to do with a nice storm dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska. Either way, things are looking up.In that column on Nov. 30, I mentioned that we at the paper had talked to weather prognosticators, surfed the net and thumbed through the Farmers Almanac for some clues into what we can expect this season. But even with all those outlets, we came up short on what Ma Nature and her Old Man are up to.So we turned it over to our readers the residents of Truckee-Tahoe. Perhaps it was the fact that, well, it will eventually snow as to why we only received a smattering of snow comments. But these two sum it up on both sides of those wishing for weather.Re: What will Ma Nature and her Old Man Winter will bring? by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 21:17:36 PSTAs far as I know, the weather is not very predictable. Oh sure, we can figure out if it’s going to rain tomorrow. But as for long term forecasting of snow, how about we let mother nature handle it? Re: What will Ma Nature and her Old Man Winter will bring? by Anonymous on Sunday, December 02 @ 16:16:29 PSTIt is going to dump over the Christmas holiday. Traffic is not going to move, ski areas will be closed from massive blowing snow. Gasoline will be in real short supply. We may or may not have power during this time.Thats what I call wishful thinking for the holiday. Maybe I should write another column on the lack of snow to get things started. Better gas up now.Jamie Bate is the editor of the Sierra Sun. Reach him at jbate@sierrasun.com.