Is Our Dry Spell Over?
03/09/2012 Leave a comment
According to NASA’s Jason-2 satellite the La Niña that gave us a dry winter in California is coming to an end. This has been a historically dry winter, may be even dry enough to land a spot as one of the top ten driest in a long time. While there is a historic delay between a switch from a La Niña modes to El Niño mode, it appears that we are going get at least a week of wet weather in the County and snow in the Sierra.
Looking at the historical record at Lake Spaulding I found eight years with over 100 inches of snow fall in March. The record was 172 inches in 1907. A little close in time was the a103 inches in 1995. Nevada City was blanked with 36 inches in March of 2005, the Spaulding record only goes to 2003.
A March Miracle is not out of the question, it is just not a real high probability.
You can check out the Unisys precipitation model HERE. Starting Monday, we can expect a week of wet weather. Will it continue? Stay Tuned.