We could use some HEAT here man!

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    I had some meetings down at the USGS offices in Menlo Park on Monday so yook my camera along for the trip as I was going to take Hwy 88 (a VERY beautiful drive) and was curious as to what the snow conditions were like up over the passes. Well they are awesome! At Carson Pass there is still over 12 feet of snow and very dense. The Sierra snow pack average right now is at 128% of normal with the maximum being 213% of normal and the minimum being 71% of normal for various regions. The area I was travelling through is at 168% of normal for most of the area and 112% for the rest. When I came back yesterday it was snowing again and another 8 inches was added to the region.

    Warmest March in history eh old fraud?

    Enjoy the pictures!
     

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    Tha lake is Caples Lake and it is STILL completely iced over. The latest ice breakup I have personally heard of. Silver Lake which is another 800 to 1000 feet lower is likewise completely iced over with just the bear hint of the edges starting to melt. Kirkwood is still completely covered in snow.
     

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    And here is the snow coming down.
     

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    As I posted in another thread, the local news reported last night that April and May combined are the coldest on record ever for the Bay Area.

    We could use us some of that Global Warming right about now.
     
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    The northwest could use a nice warm up. One of the coldest springs I've ever seen. :cool:
     
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    After one of the warmest winters, a very cool spring in Oregon.

    Yet, the western US is hardly a major portion of the world. The rest of the world has been having a record heat spell.
     
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    Don't you know that any weather, cold or hot, is because of Globull Warming? What the hell is wrong with you people? :rolleyes:

    PS- They'll be Skiing in Mammoth until July 4th this year!!!
     
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    It's been nearly 90 degrees here in Chicago for the last few days. I can't remember it ever being this warm so early in the year.
     
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    Lesson on the "Theory of Evaporation". When the sun heats up the ocean, water goes way up high. And we know that water "way up high" freezes. Frozen water is called "snow". More snow means "higher levels of evaporation" from increased heat.

    Did that really have to be "explained"?
     
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