RE: BT needs a shovel
The Rogue valley slopes from 1800 ft at Ashland, 1500 here in Talent, to 700 ft. in Grants Pass. We only get a light dusting or two of snow a year, usually in November-December, but we had a full fledged Snowstorm on the Valley floor on Friday.
During my tenure/penance served in Scottsdale in the late '80's, there was snow one winter at the Northern Reaches(2000 ft) of the 'Dale in what was Desert, but now is now a Vast Wasteland. Waistland? The natives were quite smitten with Saguaros draped in Snow.