Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Storms in California come with mixed blessings. Enjoy the beauty of Earth. It is free.

A break (click here) in a series of storms moving across California highlights the snow covered White Mountains looming over US Highway 395 in Crowley Lake.

The higher elevations are looking good. There is not overwhelming accumulations. The danger in any state to observe SNOW MELT and realize it's volume and potential in flooding.

In the past snow melt was seasonal. However, in this climate crisis, there can be warmer air that brings early snow melt. This POTENTIAL exists and needs to be realized as policy to protect Americans and their homes.

Skiers should enjoy any new snow pack. Kindly check with destinations before embarking on a trip. Keep an outing happy and not tragic. Common sense. Contact the ski resort or public ski hill and/or the state police and state weather services. Thank you.


New organizations can keep the public abreast of conditions when skiing is on the agenda.

Ski resorts and public ski hills can provide news media with pertinent information. If one makes it easy for the public to enjoy this land it will happen and expand the economy.

There is flooding in areas of the State of California. Some people, approximately 97,000, are without electricity. They need attention to return their lives to normalcy.

January 10, 2017
By Joseph Serna and Paige St. John

The latest round of a powerful series of winter storms (click here for video) barreled into Northern California on Tuesday, bringing white-out conditions and blizzard warnings for the Sierra Nevada and closing Interstate 80 and U.S. 395.
Forecasters warned of wind guts topping 150 mph, drifting snow, and zero visibility at high elevations.
There were also fears of more flooding, with new warnings issued for the Napa and Russian rivers.

The impending storm is expected to bring up to 7 feet of snow to higher elevations. By the end of the week the total for the year could already be up to 20 feet. That means a generous addition to the Sierra Nevada snowpack, whose spring and summer runoff are a precious water supply for California cities and farms....

Well, it took completely obliterating the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) to begin to turn the corner on California's drought, but, it is a beginning that grows exponentially by itself. Once water vapor is deposited in drought areas as solid (snow) or liquid (rain) it will begin to rebuild moisture in the AIR. That water vapor will begin to build clouds and the water cycle has a chance of growing into normal conditions. This is a good start. Let's hope the exponential recovery from drought continues.