Emma Stevens and her father, William, picked the right weekend to build a snowman, with conditions Sunday that were just right.

The recent rain and warmer weather made for wet, heavy and — best of all — sticky snow that was perfect for packing.

Emma and her father built their snowman just ahead of a predicted cold stretch that is expected to send local temperatures below or well below freezing for the rest of the week — perfect for preserving a newly built snowman.

Emma, 12, and William say they have enjoyed making snowmen since she was 5, with their most recent effort — a 6-footer — built at a neighbor’s yard in Oakland.

They said they planned to add buttons and a scarf, hat and wooden nose.


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