California – Fourth snowiest winter on record

“Funny how record levels of CO2 have coincided with the snowiest seasons on record,” says reader H.B. Schmidt.


Key Survey Shows Sierra Snowpack Measures 162%

At the beginning of April, the snowpack at Phillips Station measured 106.5 inches — roughly  200 percent of average for the date at the location

Overall, the Sierra snowpack measured approximately 162 percent of average, more than triple the number one year ago.

California’s reservoirs were also in great shape, with most at or above their historical averages. Some were already filled 80 to 90 percent of capacity.

“With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream,” DWR Director Karla Nemeth said in a news release.

This is from an April 2nd article by

Top Snowiest Sierra Snowpacks (in snow water equivalent):
1. 2016-17 (94.7 inches)
2. 2005-06 (78.3 inches)
3. 2010-11 (72.7 inches)
4. 2018-19 (61.3 inches)

Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for these links

“Funny how record levels of CO2 have coincided with the snowiest seasons on record,” says H.B. “And no mention of Gov. Jerry Brown’s “permanent drought” declaration either. Perhaps Mother Nature simply has a short memory …”

Robert adds:
“Funny how all four of California’s snowiest winters on record have occurred in just the past 15 years.”



6 thoughts on “California – Fourth snowiest winter on record”

  1. How far back to records go? I believe there is a major 200 year cycle so if the records are less than that it has not been captured.

  2. As someone posted that California has had their top 4 snowiest Winters in the past 15 years. Never the less the upside to climate change I read sbout is that it’s becoming wetter in general worldwide! My general theory is more carbon dioxide particles in the atmosphere are causing more raindrop/ice molecules to form on them,”hence” carried further inland with more portions more frequently than it use to prior to the early 2000’s…. Even the desserts in some places around the world are getting more rain than they use to over the past 15 years.

    • Funny how that last 15 years has been on the decline of Solar Cycle 23, within four years of solar minimum, and during the majority of SC24 one of the lowest output cycles since SC5 the first cycle of the Dalton GSM.
      The entire period can be summarised as a period of low levels of UV, a reduced solar wind, increased incidence of SAW events coupled with long lasting Coronial Holes activity particulay 2010 and 2018, and 15 years of Meridional Jet Stream Activity, with Blocking High Pressure systems.
      GSM like Dalton and this Modern GSM are cold, wetter, and winder in comparison to High Energy output periods like the Roman, Medieval and the last Modern solar warm period which ended in 2008.
      Even science has peer reviewed documented the change over time frame of ten years between a Solar Warm period and its following GSM. They investigated the LALIA 585, others have documented similar change overs in both European and North American lakes.
      We have a further 15 year period before it might begin to return over a seventy years period back to the start of the next Solar Warm period which is predicted to end with the next GSM in 2188.

  3. i did read the new governor at least has the sense to over ride the browns stupid not clearing anything regs and enable brush n tree clearing to prevent more deaths by fire as the coming seasons growth will be huge.

  4. Brandon, if you’ve studied the history of climate change, you’ll know that deserts like the Sahara were green and lush in the past. The climate is always changing. It also changes on planets like Mars. Mars has had ice ages in the past and will probably have more in the future. Lots of Co2 on Mars, and no humans involved.

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