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Paul Sumi

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A flaky winter in Yosemite (L.A. Times Article)
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:02:32 AM »

For anyone going to Yosemite this winter to photograph, it's probably NOT going to be what you were expecting:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tioga-pass-20120127,0,225244.story

"Until a series of late January storms dropped more than 2 feet of snow still far below the norm many wondered if it was going to be the year the snows never came.

"In this spine-country of grandeur and extremes, where people often mark time by natural events such as "the year of the big flood," this is the year of the weird winter."

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Re: A flaky winter in Yosemite (L.A. Times Article)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 01:30:00 PM »

The current Sierra snowpack is 30% of normal at this time of year.  I'm surprised it is this high.  This information is critical to Southern California, which gets much of it's water from the Sierras.  Add to this the much below average snowpack in the Colorado River drainage and the low condition of Lakes Mead and Powell, and it is beginning to look like a long, dry summer.
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