Winter in April? In California?
Well, that’s “Global Warming” for you. Just heard on The Weather Channel that there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for California. Here it is the middle of April (when we often get small showers but not much more) and we’re lined up for a Winter Storm.
We just had a winter storm warning about a week ago:
Now we get ANOTHER one?
From Wunderground: http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/069.html we have:
* Snow accumulations: two feet of snow is possible above 7000
feet by Monday afternoon… with 12 to 18 inches above 5000
feet and several inches down to 4000 feet.
* Elevation: snow levels near 4500 feet this morning… and
4000 feet Monday afternoon.
and it closes with:
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel… keep an extra flashlight and blankets…
food… and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
This is April? In California?
I WANT MY WARMING! It was promised to me by Al Gore and the IPCC. I want it and I want it now. No breach of contract, please.
It’s raining and cold. My heater is running, my gas bill is headed for the roof. My feet are cold and I’m looking for the Afghan. This is NOT what it’s supposed to be like in California in April. Heck, it hasn’t been like this for 30 years. (Since the last time we had a cold PDO phase).
But worse than that:
The predictions are for up to 2 feet of snow in the higher Sierra Nevada mountains. Winds at the peaks up to 100 mph. We have major winter storm warnings all up and down the Sierras. A couple of inches of rain for the north Central Valley. (Yeah, you folks in Texas are thinking “A Light Shower? So?”. Well this is California, the land of lite beer and brie. We get 7 inches in a YEAR. So 2 inches in one “go” is a big deal. (The elevation of my home town is 32 feet. It is about 210 miles to the ocean from there. It takes a long time for water to drain away at a slope of 1 foot per 7 miles… flooding is common and easy.)
So I’m wondering: Is it time for a class action lawsuit for “breach of promise”? We were promised warming, and they didn’t deliver. I want 1/2 my heating bill paid for. Now. And some hot cocoa. And a 2 week trip to somewhere warm and dry…