Our slice of California may make it through February with no rain, which would be a historical first (records going back 150+ years). While the sun is nice and all, we could really use rain here and snow in the mountains.
The current northern, central and southern snowpacks are 47, 41 and 36 percent of average, respectively, and we're far behind wet 2017 and 2019 and even relatively dry 2018.
If things remain this way, trails and trailheads will open months earlier than normal and fire will doubtless intrude from August onward. Adjust your planning calendars--in pencil for now--accordingly.
Pops in a month later to note we had nuttin' in February. As in locally, the first February in history with no measurable rain combined with several days setting record high temps. Bicycling in shorts and tshirt? Yup.
Today's Sierran north, central and southern snowpack percentages: 43, 39, 34.
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