So as y'all know this is my first winter in the mountains. And pre-moving up here I was the most "ack! Rain!" driver out there. So now that there's snow and rain and ice and ohmygosh scariness, and I need help and it's probably basic high school science.
It snows at 32 degrees right? I know that, but when does there get to be black ice (because I know black ice is bad for you flat landers, but for people on the mountain if we slide, we slide across the road and then drop down the hill, which for me is about 6,000 feet! Ack!)? What do I need to look for in black ice? If it's 37 degrees feels like 34, dew point 16 degrees, and it is 42% humidity, what does that mean for me driving? Can there be ice and frozen water when it's not 32 degrees?
I drove in the snow for the first time ever today and was totally scared. But I need to go down the hill tomorrow for a TGIO party for my writing group, and (this is seriously huge issue) we ran out of t.p. I also need cough syrup. Ack! When I drove today it was 29 degrees when I drove into my block and I think some white hairs grew because I was so nervous. I drove my parents Subaru Legacy with S&S tires (which I think are one step under snow tires), and am going to drive it tomorrow. It has all wheel drive, so they say I don't need chains.
I need help! I need T.P. and cough syrup! And part of me is like "I can call someone up here to get me the TP!" But I don't know a whole lot people in Running Springs. So I need to know when can I drive and when can't I....
I accidentally hit the poll button and then was like "ack!" So yeah I didn't know how to un-poll.