As I reported last week on the Polar Vortex, you all probably thought the we might be headed into another Ice Age, right? Hello, is this thing on? Well, guess what? California is burning and is in drought again. Burning like it's summer! Here in Montany, we are coming out of a big storm cycle that pounded the mountains with 3 feet of snow....but it looks like a high pressure sunny days for the next 7-10 days..........boooooooooooohiiiiiissssss
Satellite images from NASA/NOAA
The Snow Water Equivalents in
the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California is at a historic low for
this time of year, as can be seen in this image comparing 2013 to 2014.
The Sierra Nevada mountains are experiencing Extreme Drought with
no relief in sight. This might be bad news for skiers but if the second
half of the season does not bring much needed precipitation it could
spell disaster for the entire state of California.
This image compares January 13, 2013 and January 13, 2014 snow cover as seen by the Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument.