Friday, March 11, 2016

I Think It's Safe To Say The Drought In California Is Over

This has been a very wet winter for almost all of California and the rains and snows just keep on coming.
From the Reno Gazette Journal:
Spring is just around the corner, but don’t expect warm, sunny skies and flowers this weekend.
Reno forecasters expect valley rain, mountain snow and gusty winds this weekend as a storm pushes through the region in two waves.
“It’s going to be a series of winter storms that will impact the region this weekend with gusty winds and with periods of snowfall in the Sierra,” meteorologist Scott McGuire said Friday.
The storm could drop rain and snow into Monday morning from the Lake Tahoe Basin north into western Lassen County, with up to 2 feet or more likely in areas above 7,000 feet. Forecasters also expect up to 2 feet of snow in western Lassen County in areas above 5,500 feet.
About a foot of snow is possible in areas at Lake Tahoe level, “but how much falls depends on snow level,” forecasters said on the National Weather Service. “It could be only a few inches with a warm storm or almost 2 feet on the west shore in a cold scenario.”
Meanwhile, Reno could see rain on Saturday and Monday and a mix of rain and snow on Sunday with little or no snow accumulation, forecasters said. That includes areas in south Reno and in the Sun Valley area.
Truckee residents could see up to 5 inches of snowfall by Saturday night. By Sunday, up to 6 to 10 inches of snow could cover the area as a mix of rain and snow continues to fall. About an inch of snow could fall on Monday, forecaster said.
Now, of course, there will be many that will say the drought is not over and quite frankly, these are the same morons who believe in climate change and believe in droughts, even when there is plenty of water.
But the reality is, this year has been way above average in rain and snowfall and there is plenty of water in the snowpack, so unless those who make livings out of bad news, California should have a good year with water supply.

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