Sunday, February 8, 2015
A Very Long Dry Spell (40 Days +) Ends. Please, More Days Like This!
The problem is that these wet storms have been coming out of the tropics. The storms drop a fair amount of rain, but they are warm storms (temperatures this week have been in the 70s!). We need a couple of heavy-duty arctic storms, and those have so far failed to materialize. A persistent high pressure dome settled over California for all of January, diverting the arctic storms north over Canada and then down into New York and Boston. They've taken all our snow! I heard on the radio today a government official in charge of snowplows in an eastern city, and he said they were running out of places to put the plowed snow. A suggestion? Put the snow in trucks and trains and send out to the Sierra Nevada. We could use it.