2013-01-03 / Front Page

Brrr.... snowfall ushers in the cold

Jill Ballinger/GAZETTE EDITOR

Wednesday evening's colorful sunset could be seen from Mariposa. By dawn, however, the landscape had been changed to a blanket of white in many areas.Wednesday evening's colorful sunset could be seen from Mariposa. By dawn, however, the landscape had been changed to a blanket of white in many areas.Even though snowfall was light, areas like Lushmeadows and Jerseydale were covered. Clear skies meant for a quick freeze and treacherous driving on Thursday morning.Even though snowfall was light, areas like Lushmeadows and Jerseydale were covered. Clear skies meant for a quick freeze and treacherous driving on Thursday morning.

A colorful sunset on Wednesday evening belied what was to come on Thursday morning.

Light snow fell in the higher elevations of Mariposa County, and temperatures plummeted below freezing.

A winter weather advisory remains in place for the entire area until 4 a.m. Friday. Strong winds are expected to make it feel even chillier.

The National Weather Service is predicting that wind gust of up to 30 miles per hour could make temperatures feel like the teens. The low 20s are actually predicted as lows for Mariposa County on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

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