Winter Storm Warning 2/24/11

All the details here!

and as we posted earlier, here are some links to book mark. It’s the ones we monitor to bring you the latest.

the school delays page

Caltrans “Chain Report” page

CHP traffic incident information page (Be sure to watch the “merced” area for Sonora reports)

Always watch for any news stories and info regarding life in the motherlode.

More Winter Weather

The week will be ending with what appears to be a doozy!

Check out the details here

Planning ahead,

be sure to bookmark the school delays page here

Caltrans “Chain Report” page here

CHP traffic incident information page here (Be sure to watch the “merced” area for Sonora reports)

Always watch for any news stories and info regarding life in the motherlode.

Winter Storm Warning 2/18/11

The Winter Storm Warning continues til tonight. Keep an eye on things at

School Closures and Delays at

When we give updates from the CHP, here’s where we get the info. Check the “Merced” area from the drop down menu on the top left of the screen for Tuolumne County, and the “Stockton” area for Calaveras County.

Be Safe,

Justin (Star Morning Show)

Winter Weather Forecast for 2/15/11 And The Rest Of The Week!

A BIG thank you to Mark Truppner at our sister station AM1450 KVML for continuing to keep us updated on the active weather patterns this week. Here’s the latest as of the morning of Tuesday 2/15/11

The motherlode’s home for ALL things Motherlode is

Have a safe week!

Justin Flores (Star Morning Show)

2011 Farmers’ Almanac Winter Predictions Are In

Continuing a tradition almost as reliable as the winter season itself, the “Farmers’ Almanac” revealed its annual long-term weather forecast Monday, this year predicting an overall “kinder and gentler” season for the contiguous United States.

For the eastern third of the country (New England down to Florida and as far west as the Mississippi River), forecasters predict “much colder-than-normal winter temperatures” — but generally not as frigid as conditions felt last winter, which saw 49 states experience snowfall. New England in particular should be sure to bundle up, as forecasters predict a “cold slap in the face” compared with last year’s uncharacteristically mild winter for the region.

Across the Western states (Pacific Coast to the Rockies), a “milder-than-normal” winter is expected. The Midwest and central states should expect about normal winter temperatures.

“Overall, it looks like it’s going to be a kinder and gentler winter, especially in the areas that had a rough winter last year,” managing editor Sandi Duncan told The Associated Press.

The 194-year-old Maine-based publication, which claims 80 to 85 percent accuracy (a good reason to listen up), is also predicting that three storm tracks will emerge during the winter season.

The print edition is available now.

Do You Talk A Lot About The Weather?

Don’t fret if you find yourself talking about if it’s going to rain or snow or be breezy with your friends and coworkers, because you’re not alone. A new survey made the startling finding that people discuss the weather a lot. In fact, they talk about it for a staggering six months out of their lives. Women especially like to talk about the weather. They converse about it more than men do. It’s an even more popular subject with gals than their love lives and gossip. Older folks love talking about the weather the most, doing it three times more than teens. Seniors also believe they can predict it better than professional weather forecasters. Weather is also big on the Twitter social networking Web site there are a whopping 500,000 Tweets about it each day.

Do you find yourself talking about the weather a lot? Get ALL the weather info for the motherlode you will ever need by clicking my goofy picture. The mymotherlode weather section will even give you almanac information. – Justin