I was thinking of writing an article about the snow levels and the truth they tell, then saw Tony Heller has a new 7 minuted video that does just that, only better, so here you go:
But, don’t you know, this is just “weather” and a freak storm:
Now you can ski at Mammoth until August. You can thank this snowstorm
By Mary Forgione
May 24, 2019 | 12:45 PM
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will stay open to skiers and snowboarders into August, something that has only happened twice before in the resort’s history, according to a Friday announcement. The resort in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., received 29 inches of snow so far this month, a resort record for May.
The ski resort received 12 to 18 inches of fresh power this week and is expecting as much as another foot of snow Sunday. Mammoth had previously announced it would be open until July 4, but the recent storms pushed that date.
Visitors have been able to ski or snowboard the mountain in August only twice before. The winter season lasted until Aug. 13 in 1995 and Aug. 6 in 2017.
The month’s snowfall beats out a May 2015 record of 18 inches and brings the season total to 715 inches of snow at the 11,053-foot summit and 489 inches at the main lodge. Base depths as of Friday are 155 inches at the top, 90 inches at the lodge.
So only in the last couple of decades have we had August Skiing at Mammoth; we are having record snow. This is warmer how?
FWIW as I type this on the cusp of June, I’m running the heater in my office, it is overcast and too cold outside, and there are various “winter storm” warnings in various mountain areas. Warming this is not.
Previously, they had announced staying open through July 4th, so this is an extention:
I had 3″ of ‘Permanent Texas Drought’ at my house the other day. DFW is ‘officially’ at 8.15″ for the month, 16th wettest since 1898, with 171.54% of the monthly average.
My Bamboo can hardly stand it.
The snowfields here in South East Australia have been open since mid May which is a very early start for them as they usually open around June 5th or 6th..
But somehow I think there will be far fewer US sky tourists coming this season..You folks have . got all the snow you need for months yet..
Here in South Australia our Winter usually starts in June. But we’ve had cold Winter rains since early May. .So no ‘Global heating’ happening here either.
Oh boy big announcement just now!
Donald J. Trump
On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,..
5:30 PM · May 30, 2019
….at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.
Jumpin’ ju-ju beans. Mexican Tariffs:
5% effective June 10th
10% effective July 1st
15% effective August 1st
20% effective September 1st
25% effective October 1st, and continuing therein until Mexico takes action to stop the flow of Central American migrants.
(remember : “And they are going to pay for it!)
Well, it took almost 13 months, but we are finally back to normal – rain and temperature wise. Which means it is dry (except for the occasional T-Storm) and hot (the difference between July 95 and May 95 degrees is in May we have a breeze).
I am watering my yard for the first time since last April.
Here in the northern Sierra foothills we just got blessed with 3 hours of HEAVY thunder and rain for this last day of May. Garden is still cool and too wet to be working the soil. I have been weeding and planting in the near mud. Feels like February end and not the end of May…pg
I’ve got my first hydropnics tub set up and planted. Surprisingly easy and lower use of water and fertilizer (as none runs off or soaks in headed for the water table. )
I recommend experimenting with it a little. So far, a LOT less work than tilling a similar area.
I’ll post a photo as soon as I find my camera :-)
Given your potting / sprouting tunnel, you are almost all set already. Set up one part of the bench for salad greens to start, then see what you think. For me, it looks like I can finally reliably start small seeds and get lettuce before the bugs and slugs do. Initial trial costs are order of $40 to $100 depending on scale you pick. With just s couple hundred watts of lights, you can get a closet of saladings even in winter. (I have a dismal record with lettuce and chard, largely due to water stress issues, bugs, and especially leaf miners. I expect an indoor salad closet to fix that.)
Yes, I’m still in the early “glowing” stage, but OTOH, it has been a LOT easier than I expected.
We’ll see if I’m eating salad in 3 weeks or cursing root rot :-)
I also don’t care if the soil is mud or not warm enough to germinate. That may become a more important feature in the future….
It has been a bit warm here, too, for late May; after the big cool spell. It is dry, too. A big high has been sitting over us. Overnight lows have been in the low 60s (30 year average is 69) and the highs in the low 90s (30 year average is 89). Weather predictions have had it be warmer than that for the lows and highs by a good margin. It was breezy yesterday and there were a couple of isolated thunderstorms, one nearby; but missed us. Overall water year has been on the wet side, to date. As we roll into summer, it gets drier, unless we get hit by a topical system. October is the driest month, on average. March is the wettest.
Well, that was short. WE just picked up about 3 inches of rain, and will not see the high side of 80 for about a week, with rain possible every day except Monday and Tuesday,
Time to put away the sprinklers