Where’s Waldo?  Where’s the snow?  Not anywhere here in the flats of Sonoma County. Beside the random flurry of graupel on Friday, snow was hard to find anywhere (except above 1,700 feet or so) here in SR.  Sure, what fell could be considered snow, but really, the slang for what those measly clouds pushed out could be called tapioca snow, ice balls, ice pellets etc.  I call it the Enviso Snow Event.  What was forecast to be a cold storm, was, but only after the rain passed us by and moved to the south.  Very typical of these Arctic air mass systems.

I searched all around to photograph this tapioca crud but ended up at Foothill Regional Park in Windsor looking for any kind of weather image.  After walking about 18 miles which included a close encounter with a squirrel, woodpecker and a deer, I found the right place to shoot, making a decent image that never appeared in the paper, just online.

I don’t know about you, I’m very ready for spring and baseball.

Connie White of Windsor gets an early evening walk in with her dog Jordyn, Friday Feb. 25, 2011 at Foothill Regional Park in Windsor. Cold weather is in store for the next two days as an arctic air mass settles over northern California. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Connie White and Karen Burkett have their picture taken by Linda Friedel as they pause on their walk, Friday Feb. 25, 2011 at Foothill Regional Park in Windsor. Cold weather is in store for the next two days as an arctic air mass settles over northern California. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

-Kent Porter