Snowiest May EVER in parts of California

LOTS more snow on the way.

24 May 2019 – After receiving a record amount of snow for May, Mammoth Mountain  announced that it will stay open into August.

Only two previous seasons have lasted into August – 2017 and 1995 – according to Mammoth Snowman.

Mammoth has already received 29 inches of snow, the most ever recorded in the month of May, beating the previous record of 28 inches set in May 2015. And there’s still a week to go in the month.

The latest storm brought an additional 9 to 10 inches of snow, including three inches in the past 24 hours … just in time for Memorial Day.

The resort anticipates snow each day over the holiday weekend, including 6 to 12 inches on Sunday, according to Mammoth’s website.

For the season, Mammoth has received 489 inches of snow at Main Lodge and an incredible 715 inches at the summit.

https://ktla.com/2019/05/24/mammoth-mountain-records-snowiest-may-on-record-and-theres-a-full-week-left-in-the-month/

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-mammoth-snowfall-record-20190524-story.html

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine and Eric Simpson for these links

“This is all because of global warming,” says Eric. “The record heat is causing record cold everywhere! /sarc”


13 thoughts on “Snowiest May EVER in parts of California”

  1. So, if this keeps up, and doesn’t melt when next Winter arrives, that would be the beginnings of glaciation? Doesn’t bode well for AGE theory, the drought will be over in CA at least.

  2. The LA Times article says this in its last paragraph: “Mammoth Mountain Ski Area originally pushed its closing date to July 7, but on Friday the resort said it will now be open into August. That’s happened only twice before, making snow a new symbol of a California summer.”

    Apparently Gov. Jerry Brown was the entire cause of California’s perma-drought. Once he left, things changed. The past symbols of California summers—drought and fallowed farmland—have now become snowflakes and skiing.

  3. Given the 30 cooling period to come, of further period of falling tempretures, of much shorter summers will all year snow turn to ice and commence a short lived High Altitude galaciation period?

  4. so what would snow n cold do to the highspeed train system they keep talking about i wonder?
    or is it for coastal flatlands short run only?

    • Kenneth, “SNOW-is-a-thing-of-the-PAST” !

      And if the Reverend Al said so then it is for real !!

      And, and, everyone knows that Progressive/Marxist/Socialist/Leftists “ALWAYS-TELL-THE-TRUTH !!!

      So please, never trust your lying eyes…

      This has been presented to you by the Marxists of America Foundation and approved by Joe (idiot) Biden for President Committee !!!!!!!

  5. To put into context, 2018/19 season at Mammoth is the 9th snowiest in the past 50 years, with a further 13.5 inches required to match 1981/2s 502.5 inches in 8th place. The record for the month of June is 4.5 inches and no snowfall has ever been recorded in July since 1969. So the odds are that 9th is where 2018/19 will remain: in the top 20% but not exceptional overall.

    There is certainly a trend for more May snowfall in Mammoth the past decade, but 50-40 years ago it regularly snowed in August or September when now that is quite a rare thing.

  6. Puno, Peru, May 25, 2019: Puno: district of Santa Rosa endured 13 degrees below zero, the lowest temperature in the country
    The districts of Susapaya and Yanahuara also registered below zero.
    The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) informed the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) that the district of Santa Rosa, in the province of El Collao, Puno region, recorded 13.6 degrees below zero, the lowest temperature in the country so far this year.
    He indicated that other districts that also reported very low temperatures are Susapaya (Tacna) and Yanahuara (Arequipa), with a value of 13 degrees below zero each as indicated by the Bocatoma and Patahuasi stations, respectively.
    On the other hand, for the second consecutive day, the district of Atico (Arequipa) presented an “extremely cold” night when it registered a temperature of 11.8 ° C. Meanwhile, the district of Moquegua (province of Mariscal Nieto) endured a “very cold night”, with 7 ° C.
    https://www.andina.pe/agencia/noticia-puno-distrito-santa-rosa-soporto-13-grados-bajo-cero-temperatura-mas-baja-del-pais-753484.aspx
    https://portal.andina.pe/EDPfotografia3/Thumbnail/2018/06/13/000510876W.jpg
    https://twitter.com/Senamhiperu/status/1130186503584456706/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130186503584456706&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.andina.pe%2Fagencia%2Fnoticia-puno-distrito-santa-rosa-soporto-13-grados-bajo-cero-temperatura-mas-baja-del-pais-753484.aspx

  7. For the record, there is no drought in California. Just flooded fields, farms, and intense green landscapes. This winter Californians hopelessly watched over 20 trillion gallons (est) gush into the ocean. If they captured just 10 percent of that water all of California’s water needs would have been met for 2 years. But the governor chose trains over dams. The trains aren’t being built either. The only drought in California is man made and perceived as such by 50 million residents that settled in a semi arid region prone to extreme seasonal precipitation fluctuations. Decades ago California really was a thriving paradise. But once the politicians took control of the water it ended quickly.

  8. There is something else going on out west. The national media is talking about all the flooding and severe storms hurting farmers in the plains and Midwest. In California the farmers had a very late planting cycle due to flooded farm land, cool temps, and late season rain. But we have also been seeing severe thunderstorms devastate farms in El Dorado county and the reading area. Unheard of this time of year. This weather is all due to a weather pattern that developed in December and has dominated every since. There is a much stronger continental influence with this weather pattern. Look at the weather statistics for the western states during February. Match that to the sunspot record. If this weather pattern holds firm the continental influence will bring wild weather extremes. The only question is if this pattern is an abnormality or a trend.

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