Record snowfall in Placer County, California

State of emergency declared

25 Jan 2017 – In response to damage inflicted by the “atmospheric river” that hit Northern California this month, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a declaration of emergency.

With rain falling at a rate of almost an inch (2.5 cm) an hour, the storms caused widespread flooding across the county. Later in the week the mountain rain transitioned to record snowfall.

Placer County road crews worked around the clock, plowing the roads enough times during the week to travel a total of 17,000 miles, or 70 percent of the way around the globe.

North Tahoe ski resorts boasted as much as 12 feet (3.7 m) of snow in a seven-day period.

Large portions of the Lake Tahoe Basin lost power for more than five days, some for more than a week.

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

3 thoughts on “Record snowfall in Placer County, California”

  1. I remember when the “warmists” were trying to say that solar activity, or lack thereof, had no effect on Earth’s climate. Many are still clinging to their belief that CO2 is the principal climate driver, but not for long.

    • Sorry. Big leap there. For anyone new to this blog, I was thinking about the Svensmark theory and the likelihood that a decrease in solar activity might help to account for that atmospheric river.

      If the theory and history are any indication of what will happen, clouds will continue to increase in coming years resulting in a cooling of the Earth’s surface, more rain and snow and a gradual accumulation of ice in the higher altitudes and latitudes.

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