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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:44 AM

California’s snowpack is 146 percent above normal

http://www.recorderonline.com/news/snowpack-55277-state-normal.html

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. That is great news, since a lot of our water comes from that snowpack.

I'd been wondering about it......thanks for posting this.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:54 PM

3. Most of our water comes from that... Can't get the snowpack data yet. It was great earlier this year

And the mountains I can see in all four compass points from my neighborhood have decent snow. We may not get much snow by the coast, though. Still snowy although they have cleared the interstate at this pass cam:

http://www.wsdot.com/Traffic/passes/snoqualmie/

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. It's nice for them, but they need to quit hogging it all

We're incredibly dry farther east.

We've got thick grey clouds today but nothing is falling out of them.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. I live in Upper Michigan and I still see grass in spots.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:43 PM

6. That's abnormal, no??? Oh, wait a minute. No mountains, I bet.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:48 PM

7. Usually we are buried in snow by this time of year.

Robins stay around till the middle of November now and I never saw that when I was younger. Wild turkeys are moving into the area whereas they couldn't survive the long, harsh winters of before.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:09 PM

8. It's not cold here, either. But then, it was very cool all summer long.

I used to see wild turkeys down on my place down south. They'd run together. In the summer, tarantulas would go in groups and get run over on the interstate. And swarms of flying bugs showed up on weather radar.

You never know about nature. I miss the sound of the meadow larks and mourning doves. But then we have seagulls here in the morning, not bad at all.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:39 AM

9. Looks like we got an inch and a half of snow last night

That's all the precipitation we've had since early October.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. Got a light dusting last night but I can still see grass in parts of the yard

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:18 PM

5. California is getting the weather Alaska had last winter

when we ended up with record snowfall, twice the normal amount.

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:03 PM

11. WooHoo!!!!!

Central California's rainfall is actually Normal this year. We're getting several small rains of 1/4 to 1/2 inch for maybe 2-3 days in a row which is slow enough for the ground to absorb the water with minimal runoff. The farmers will be very very happy and so will everybody else when their food prices don't soar this spring/summer.

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