Tejon Pass Snow in May
Last night at 4 am I was gassing up a car in Tejon Pass. For folks not familiar with it, that is the rise between the central valley of California and the Los Angeles Basin to the south. The road up the mountain is called the ‘grapevine’ because from a distance out in the valley that is what it used to look like, winding up the valley in the mountains.
OK, I stopped for gas at Fraisier Park. And it was snowing.
I asked the clerk about it (I know, not a ‘scientific source’, just an experienced local) and she said: “We’re usually done by Mother’s Day, but sometimes we get a freaky storm like this.”
Freaking Snow in Tejon
So I guess that means we had Freaking Snow in Tejon Pass.
Don’t know if it made the news. Don’t know the statistics.
What I do know is I was standing in falling snow in May in California at about 4000 ft. msl. and I was cold. It eventually turned to slush about the elevation of Fort Tejon exit a bit further down the mountain. (About 3400 ft.)
And that is NOT “Global Warming”.
I was promised “Global Warming” and I want it. Now. I’ve got beans and tomatoes sulking, I’ve got potatoes happy with the added cool, and I’ve got Freaking Snow in May to contend with. So please, send me some warming. NOW!
Or I’ll plant some Pink Flamingos in the snow…