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Yes, we've had a few storms, and another one or more is on the way.  But we really do need a long wet winter this year.  Last year was way below normal, and things are just plain dry.


Take a look at this photo of Donnell Reservoir on the Stanislaus River, and you'll see what we mean.  





Dean Martin was right.  So was Bing Crosby.  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


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AZ could use some water, too.  A couple places I visited this month were the driest I've seen, which was already historically dry.
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As an "essential employee", I loathe snow.  That said, I can deal with 40 degrees and rain for a long time.

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Major reservoirs in southern New Mexico are close to historical lows not seen since the late 1950's and looks like the lower Rockies snow is not coming in significant amounts (again).  

The local water utilities keep saying we have a hundred years of water left but already looking for that well-watered basecamp.


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Take that water out, it would look like Texas. My part of the world was within 6 months of being out of water, until that last Pacific hurricane came thru. I think we're good for 2 years now.

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By this time next week, the map for Northern and Central California will be all be at least at average with many areas above.   Southern California will continue looking droughty but the rainy season is still early.

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/anomimage.pl?wrc90dPpct.gif


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I've seen Donnell Res from that angle several times but it never looked like that.

Radar shows rain on the way!
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AZ could use some water, too.  A couple places I visited this month were the driest I've seen, which was already historically dry.

Yes we could! Been really dry here in Southern Arizona. Usually we are getting some winter rains by now but it's been so dry and hot. I worry about summer time if we don't get the rain. The fire season will be AWFUL.
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Rain in Carson City. Still too warm for snow.We will have to wait and see what happens in the mountains. It has been very warm here, 40's and 50's mostly.
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Here's the long range, expected amounts. Precip. this week for central Cal., week after looks drier


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For those near Sacramento, any flooding?
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Good job everyone!

Keep it up.
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It's not doing AZ much good yet.  :(
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After those warm storms, areas south of the Santa Lucia Range, San Benito County, and Madera County are still droughty while areas north are all well above normal precip.  See the link in my post above. But not unusual for Early December as the northern jetstream conveyor belt is still rather north.  This last month the gray-brown dry hills here on the east side of San Jose have added a modest bit of green.  However by the end of this week with some sun, vibrant green grasses will explode.  On my way to work in Newark, I pass by a bay side vernal pool area beside Cushing Parkway and for the first time in a couple winters, they are all full of sky reflecting waters.

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Overdid it a bit it seems:
Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park (2012)

Date: December 3, 2012
The significant storm systems that passed through the Yosemite Area over the weekend resulted in an estimated five and a half feet of snow accumulation in Tuolumne Meadows.  Due to this significant storm, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season. These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months until weather conditions permit reopening in the spring next year.
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It's not doing AZ much good yet.  :(

I wonder if we will be well into January before we get any rain :(. I miss cloudy days they are GREAT for hiking
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Ya no rain in Tucson for a while now.

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and finally Tucson, Az has rain. Been nice the last few days and really dropped our temps!!! Horray for rain. Perhaps the seasonal waterfalls will actually have WATER in them.
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At a higher elevation, neighboring New Mexico is starting to get snow.

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I got 1.2" since friday
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Oh Yeah.  We are going gangbusters so far.  Lake Shasta is up over 25 feet from the beginning of November.  Great news!

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The eastern Oklahoma Ozarks where I live has had 1 1/2 inches of rain since October 14th, over 2 months.  That is very, very dry.  Lake Tenkiller is dropping fast as are the various watershed lakes around.

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I got 1.2" since friday
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Expecting some more tomorrow! They say a high of 49 (brrr) and the clouds are already rolling in.

My seasonal waterfalls had no water in them as of yet (I went hiking on Sunday). Though when the snow up the Rincons starts to melt there should be some nice runoff lower down. We will see.
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The local ski resorts are opening almost a month late, so unless there's significant accumulation between now and mid - January, I'm going to call it an early hiking season on the AZ/NM border.

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