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    california snowpack 8% of normal,beats 1977 as the worst

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    1 year of water left, but no one seems to notice. Too bad its not ebola or ISIS related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazes_boylan View Post
    1 year of water left, but no one seems to notice. Too bad its not ebola or ISIS related.
    It's mainly the unvaccinated measle carrying crazies that i'm running for the hills from. SO SCARY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazes_boylan View Post
    1 year of water left, but no one seems to notice. Too bad its not ebola or ISIS related.
    Except, that's not, literally, true. If it was, people would be leaving the state in droves. Jay Famiglietti, the guy who said we have a year of water left, clarified that he wasn't speaking literally. Rather he meant we have a year of water existing currently in state reservoirs. That doesn't include groundwater--of which we have millions and millions of acre-feet--and it doesn't include what may or may not fall from the sky in the next year.

    If you want the non-hyperbolic version, read this: http://californiawaterblog.com/2015/...015-a-preview/
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    From what I've read, they are in the hills. So, yeah, running the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alTAos View Post
    It's mainly the unvaccinated measle carrying crazies that i'm running for the hills from. SO SCARY!!!
    your running into the storm of unvaccinated juveniles.
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    Not just Cali .. the whole West has had a dismal snow year (except for our little bit of Colorado, which is about "average").
    http://cires1.colorado.edu/~aslater/SNOW/march2015.html
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    http://cires1.colorado.edu/~aslater/...ercentage.html

    In some regions (e.g. Stevens Pass, Washington), winter precip has not been all that low; the difference is that rain rather than snow has fallen... though this still means there's a shift in the hydrograph.

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    CALIFORNIA SNOWPACK 8% OF NORMAL,BEATS 1977 AS THE WORST

    Worst what?
    Give it a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    Except, that's not, literally, true. If it was, people would be leaving the state in droves. Jay Famiglietti, the guy who said we have a year of water left, clarified that he wasn't speaking literally. Rather he meant we have a year of water existing currently in state reservoirs. That doesn't include groundwater--of which we have millions and millions of acre-feet--and it doesn't include what may or may not fall from the sky in the next year.

    If you want the non-hyperbolic version, read this: http://californiawaterblog.com/2015/...015-a-preview/
    Great find-thanks for the link.
    One thing I think people would be shocked to hear is how much water is wasted in the craft beer industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth Bimble View Post
    Worst what?
    Actually worst since 1956-or close to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodneyyee View Post
    Great find-thanks for the link.
    One thing I think people would be shocked to hear is how much water is wasted in the craft beer industry.
    At least we can drown our sorrows with the end result of brewing. Not so much with fracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzard_of_Oz View Post
    Not just Cali .. the whole West has had a dismal snow year (except for our little bit of Colorado, which is about "average").
    h.
    Smithers BC sits at 114% of normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzard_of_Oz View Post
    Not just Cali .. the whole West has had a dismal snow year (except for our little bit of Colorado, which is about "average").

    In some regions (e.g. Stevens Pass, Washington), winter precip has not been all that low; the difference is that rain rather than snow has fallen... though this still means there's a shift in the hydrograph.
    Snoqualmie Pass is at 81 inches for the year. The next worst year ever was 1976-77 at 191 inches. THAT is dismal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurlyRightClick View Post
    The next worst year ever was 1976-77 at 191 inches. THAT is dismal.
    Earth is 4.5 billion years old, just curious how many years ago Snoqualmie Pass started recording precipitation.

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    I always have to chuckle when people refer to the relatively short history of weather data collection in asserting that it might not really indicate whether the climate might be shifting away from supporting human life ... As though earth's climate has been conducive to supporting human life for most of it's history, or as though there were even one other example of a planet's climate that did.
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    california snowpack 8% of normal,beats 1977 as the worst

    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks View Post
    Earth is 4.5 billion years old, just curious how many years ago Snoqualmie Pass started recording precipitation.
    Who cares how old the earth is? No snowboards or rockered skis back then anyways

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    Good thing 1000-oaks got wise to that global warming conspiracy. Academics must be making, literally, thousands of dollars off it.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    8%? Vibes.

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    grass is the new powder

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    Grass can't grow without water.

    I'm betting big on sand skiing...


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    I thought Tahoe was doing well... based on occasionally glancing at a headline. Weren't they just struggling with too much rain and mudslides in outside of LA?

    What's going on out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stfu&gbtw View Post
    I thought Tahoe was doing well... based on occasionally glancing at a headline. Weren't they just struggling with too much rain and mudslides in outside of LA?

    What's going on out there?
    Reasonably well. At least compared to recent years. El Nino supposedly going to kick into high gear in the next several weeks.

    LA mudslides were a one-off hard, and fast storm a month or two back. They haven't actually gotten much down there yet.

    But the OP was posting about last year anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    Reasonably well. At least compared to recent years. El Nino supposedly going to kick into high gear in the next several weeks.

    LA mudslides were a one-off hard, and fast storm a month or two back. They haven't actually gotten much down there yet.

    But the OP was posting about last year anyway.
    Turns out it was just an average year in the end (maybe slightly above average with these April storms). Still, after the last few years I am very happy with this 'average year'. Seems like mother nature also took into account the 5-day work week with many of the storms coming in conveniently on Friday night.

    Tried to post a link to opensnow but I am not allowed to as a new member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks View Post
    Earth is 4.5 billion years old, just curious how many years ago Snoqualmie Pass started recording precipitation.
    Educated guess would be winter of 1899.
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    Glaciers in California

    The past few years going backpacking in the Sierras have shown how much the drought and the general reduction in snowfall as well as warmer temps are affecting the few remaining glaciers in the Sierras.

    You can see the moraine stretching for a mile on the Palisade Glacier (the largest in the Sierras)

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