The first snow of the year has arrived. In the 24 hours beginning Friday morning we’ve received 4.5 inches of heavy, wet snow on the South Shore of Lake Wenatchee. With the current temps it will probably hang around for a couple days but with warming temps beginning Monday will go away.
To track the annual snowfall at the lake click on Reports at the top of this page, then under Daily Snowfall click on Lake Wenatchee which will take you to the Lake Wenatchee Snowfall Report. You can see daily snow reports once the snow season starts and historic Snowfall Totals.
It is snowing in Plain! Conveniently, Oct 31st is the deadline for purchasing early season discounted Plain Cross Country ski passes. Stop by the store, or go online to Plain Skiing Passes
The annual property valuations from the County Assessor arrived two weeks ago. After talking with a few neighbors and confirming that their hefty increases were consistent with ours I emailed County Assessor Deanna Walter to confirm that the valuations were valid and not the result of a data input error or other glitch. She promptly replied that the valuations as sent are valid.
I’ve spent the last couple weeks collecting data from several areas- in some identifiable neighborhoods the valuation changes seem quite consistent and in others they’re all over the place. If there are errors here please bear in mind that I have the data only as provided me by some owners so this is not a professional or scientific sampling and the data is only as good as the senders math or mine.
Note: There were some properties that reported changes that appear to deviate from their neighborhood pattern; One non-waterfront property on North Shore Drive reported -18 on land value. I did receive some data from other areas like Chiwawa Pines and River Road but not enough to see patterns there.
Winter is preparing to make it’s first appearance at the lake with below freezing temps and significant snow in the forecast. Wednesday night temps are forecast at 24 degrees, Thursday night at 26. Snow shows up on Friday with 5 to 9 inches forecast with a daytime high temp of 30. Additional snow possible Friday night. Click on Webcams and Weather above for links to multiple weather sources and for the the forecast pinpointed at the lake go to https://lakewenatcheeinfo.com/weather-forecast-and-current/#Lake-Wen-Forecast
Daily snowfall reports, highway information links and more are found by clicking Reports above.
The Free Clinic operated by Upper Valley MEND will provide free flu shots for uninsured and under-insured individuals 18 years of age and older from 3PM to 6PM at the Plain Pantry, located at the Plain Community Church. Get a flu vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your community!
A large towing tube was recovered afloat in Lake Wenatchee this morning (not the pictured one) To claim it call 509-860-0189 and describe the tube.
Saturday, October 24th, is Make-A-Difference Day. There are a lot of good projects out there you can be part of – for a complete listing of them in the greater Wenatchee area area go to www.wenatcheemkdd.com
Local or nearby projects are at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp. They have scheduled their annual Fall work party for Saturday October 24 from 8-5pm and again on Sunday October 25 from 8-2pm. Folks are welcome to spend the night in one of our cabins if they like as we will provide free lodging and meals for all those who are in attendance. We’ll have plenty of coffee and have a warm fire going. There will be both indoor and outdoor projects and everyone is welcome young and old! For details go to https://wenatcheemkdd.com/projects/fall-work-party-at-lake-wenatchee-ymca-camp/
Another good project deserving of your time is clean-up of the Washington State 9-11 Memorial at the Riverside Center in Cashmere. Meet there at 8AM on Saturday, October 24th. For details and driving directions see https://wenatcheemkdd.com/projects/make-a-difference-day-project-9-11-memorial-cashmere-clean-up/
An aluminum fishing boat was recovered adrift about mid-lake near the the North Shore of Lake Wenatchee this morning. Registration numbers are missing. If the pictured craft is yours call 509-763-1502 to claim it.