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Then around dusk it started to rain a little. By morning it was raining almost like "real" rain. You know Oregon rain; the kind that actually gets you wet when you walk out to the car, except it was barely that rainy. Rainy enough to make most of our snow disappear and expose the death-luge ice on the driveway, though.
The wind kicked up early Saturday afternoon and the rain started turning into this thing the weather folks call "wintry mix." It's not great for road conditions, but when it's going sideways and in multiple directions it's pretty cool to watch.
Apparently this combination of conditions is what leads to avalanche warnings. Whoa. Luckily, our property is at the top of this particular rise and there are low points between us and the rises beyond and I don't think we're included in the warning area even though my various weather* apps n' sites notified me of it. Anyway, it was good weather for replenishing our supply of fire starters and folding a few loads of laundry.
*I hardly ever paid attention to weather reports until we moved. Now I have the Weather Channel app on my phone (as well as the weather app that came with it) and I keep a tab open of our coordinates on the NOAA website. I've become one of those people.