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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:08 pm 
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What fake news outlet posted that?

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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:39 pm 
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TheSnowman wrote:
What fake news outlet posted that?


The LA Times.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:36 pm 
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Some very selective quoting above, as the article found that quote in also said:

"Despite the storms, southern California remains under severe drought conditions, even as Northern California begins to rebound." http://www.pressreader.com/


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:14 pm 
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quacque wrote:
Some very selective quoting above, as the article found that quote in also said:

"Despite the storms, southern California remains under severe drought conditions, even as Northern California begins to rebound." http://www.pressreader.com/


I think all of us that live in SoCal are well aware that the southern part of the state is still in extreme drought.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Don't ask for the quote because it was verbal and told to me by an expert in California's forests, but a recent study showed that over 100,000 trees are now dead in the Sierra. There are patches with 3000 trees dead in swaths in the central and southern Sierra. With that scale of impact, the effects of this drought, even if it ends this year, will last for over a generation, if not forever, with more global warming impacts to come. Very sad.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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The number is more like 66 million dead tress if you buy into this write up:
https://www.fs.fed.us/news/releases/for ... rra-nevada

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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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Reno posted a graphic showing that the average water content of the snowpack was 97% of normal above 8K feet but only 51% of normal below 8K. Fortunately the warm wet storms have replenished soil moisture and filled reservoirs from central to northern California.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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Reno posted a graphic showing that the average water content of the snowpack was 97% of normal [TO DATE] above 8K feet but only 51% of normal [TO DATE] below 8K. Fortunately the warm wet storms have replenished soil moisture and filled reservoirs from central to northern California.

CAPS and bold red added by Sierra Gentleman.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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Sierra Lady wrote:
SurfnSnowboard wrote:
Reno posted a graphic showing that the average water content of the snowpack was 97% of normal [TO DATE] above 8K feet but only 51% of normal [TO DATE] below 8K. Fortunately the warm wet storms have replenished soil moisture and filled reservoirs from central to northern California.

CAPS and bold red added by Sierra Gentleman.

Did you really think people didn't understand that it was normal TO DATE?


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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Was just chatting with WG... says the next 4 weeks look like a drought busting pattern. Red is so nice... :talk:

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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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TheSnowman wrote:
Was just chatting with WG... says the next 4 weeks look like a drought busting pattern. Red is so nice... :talk:


I think Sierra Gentleman would disagree with the idea of a drought being busted in a month or even couple of months.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Palmer Drought Severity Index shows that none of California is in moderate or worse drought through December 31st. White area could be drier than normal or wetter than normal. Obviously quite a bit of precipitation has fallen in the last 6 days including over 6" on Mammoth Mtn.

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https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-co ... ek-pdi.gif

The standard drought graphic at drought.gov still shows moderate to extreme drought for central California.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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Good news for the snowpack:

How much has the California snowpack grown this month? On Jan. 3, the statewide “snow water equivalent,” a measure of the water content of the snow provided the California Cooperative Snow Surveys, stood at 70 percent of normal. By Wednesday morning, the number had more than doubled, to 158 percent of normal [for the date] . The number could top 170 percent of normal today after Wednesday’s Sierra storm.

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Whether the drought is in its death throes also depends on what you look at. “In terms of surface water, most of California is no longer in drought,” UC Davis water expert Jay Lund said in a Wednesday blog post.

But there is no set definition of drought, nor is there any legal criterion for declaring a beginning or end to it in California.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, the statewide snowpack jumped from 135% to 158% of normal for the date. In the drought-punished Southern Sierra, the snowpack is 187% of the norm [for the date].

Since Oct. 1, total precipitation in the range has been soaring at rates similar to the wettest winters in the modern record: 1982-83 in the northern and central Sierra and 1968-69 in the Southern Sierra.

Source: sandiegouniontribune.com


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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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Great to hear^^^^ :clap:

Lets hope it keeps going and we can finish off strong with some Spring storms.

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 Post subject: Re: It's Official: Brown Declares a Drought!
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6IX wrote:
Great to hear^^^^ :clap:

Lets hope it keeps going and we can finish off strong with some Spring storms.

Yes all we need now is about normal precipitation for the rest of the season and we'll be in great shape for the summer.


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