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.

You can follow the three-region snowpack at this link.

All the best,

Edited by Rick_D (02/21/20 04:39 PM)