Reno Water Works in January

Watering in January is not SOP

Watering in January is not SOP

19°  Reno is almost 40° North of the Equator. That is the same latitude as Denver and Philadelphia. We tend to avoid major snow storms as the Sierra Nevada mountain range pulls most of the moisture out of the air before it drops back down to Reno’s altitude (about 4,500 feet or 1,370 meters;) however, the area is cold in Winter….most years.

This year it is cold in the mornings (15° to 24° F or -9° to -4° C) but the afternoon temperatures have been in the 50’s F (10 to 14° C.) Today we watered our front lawn, which I don’t believe we’ve done in the 18 years we’ve lived in this house. The dry conditions and the warm afternoons are endangering lawns, bushes, and trees.

Light and water combine to reveal a woman's face

While washing our car, light and water combine to reveal a woman’s face

13°  I also washed the car today, which is unusual for January. I took images of the car wash spray on the windshield and when I looked at them tonight I saw a woman’s face in the image. I’m not ready to call the Pope, but it was interesting that the water and light created a distinct image on the glass. You see it…..right?

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