San Jose, CA
It is just 3 weeks away from spring break week where college students from all over the country come to California relax, drink C2H5OH and smoke(over 21) have a good time time on the Pacific Ocean beach.
Mother nature has played games with us this year. We were getting some precipitation from North West. Wait? Isn't that coming from Alaska direction? Water is highly treasured here. Having just level-1 storm twice since last spring we will take all the rain we can get. What we got was not expected. The Alaska freezing air stirred up with moist cloud formed hail which started in the North Bay and extended to South Bay where Silicon Valley was. Kids stop paying attention to online work and went out admired the nucleation generated ice pellets. Below is what it looked like in a suburban neighborhood.
Next morning the colder air resulted in long awaited snow flurries up to 2500 ft elevation. Beneath in Mt Hamilton Lick Observatory in East San Jose. The moon of Jupiter since the time of Galileo was discovered at this observatory in 1892. In 1975 "6216 San Jose" an asteroid was named after this place.
Having more than normal precipitation such as 2020 created more vegetation. When dried it has the tendency to cause fires especially after July 4th wreckless illegal fireworks. This Observatory property line had brush fires from the SCU Lighting fires which caused eye irritation and respiratory problems on top of Covid problems.