Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In Like a Lamb, Again (?)

Foster City, 3/1/2016, 70 degrees: tiresome, isn't it?
Like last year, the threatened winter storms have been disappointing.
El Nino may be a bust and...the 5-year-old drought may hang around much longer. The Sierra Nevada snowpack has fallen below normal levels.
However, there's still hope for rain.
Starting Friday, forecasters are predicting a chance of rain or snow for 10 consecutive days.
(Mercury News graphic)
Also, the sunny, dry weather we're experiencing in the Bay Area doesn't count as much as what's been happening in the mountains:
Despite the February stall, the Sierra is having a better snow year than at any point since 2011. Statewide, as of Monday, the snowpack was about 85 percent of normal for this time of year, compared with 19 percent last year, the lowest number on record.
We've pulled out dead bushes in a section of the property. By April we'll know whether we should plant or pave.

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