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Discussion: All the snow

in: biggins; biggins > 2017-01-21

Jan 22, 2017 7:56 PM # 
Ari-o:
My favorite is that if use the plotting feature for Northern California the current year is under the map, because it's running a month ahead of the wettest year (1982-3) and two months ahead of that middling year in 2010-1. Currently 215% of average. Keep that up and you'll top 100" (the chart cuts off there anyway). Kind of jealous …

(Other question: what is the chance the Great Race happens this year?)
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Jan 22, 2017 9:42 PM # 
Swampfox:
Are reservoirs filling up again?
Jan 23, 2017 11:49 PM # 
randallxski:
Send snow our way! Many of our events have been canceled and we haven't had snow on the ground in well over a week! Your current storm reminds me of some storms we had during the Tahoe Ski-O event...1-2 feet of snow every day.
Jan 24, 2017 10:24 PM # 
biggins:
Yeah those were the last big years out here, the five since then haven't had any good storms like this.

They actually dumped a lot of water from the reservoirs before these storms in anticipation of needing the extra space for flood control. So I think they're doing ok for mid winter. It's the snowpack that we need in order to survive with water through the summer.

All signs point to the Great Race being great this year, but it's still a long time to go so anything can happen. But it would take a lot of rain to wash out the whole course at this point.

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