It’s winter–it’s cold–and in the last few years it has snowed. It’s a common occurrence up the hill in places like Placerville or Camino—but in El Dorado Hills it’s still a novelty.
When the weather is intense it is the lead story on every local news channel. It’s an easy subject, we all experience it, and we can freely share our opinion without offending the other guy. In El Dorado Hills we have some of the most beautiful weather in the state…..and that is saying something in a state that is universally recognized for it’s great weather. We do however experience some extremes. We are situated in the sierra foothills east of Sacramento, just over the El Dorado County line.
According to The Weather Channel, the lowest recorded temperature was 16°F in 1972. While we did not hit that mark this year, it certainly has felt like it. On Friday afternoon, we had an afternoon of fierce, hail-like snow that came down just as I was picking up my daughter from school. As you might imagine, she was thrilled and wanted to know if it would continue and would we get more that night? It never really works that way here…..the snow comes and hangs around for a day, maybe two and then it is gone.