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Saturday, June 4, 2011

What's with the Weather?!

Today is June 4.  Our low temperature today was 53, and our high was 63.  So far (as of 5:45 p.m.), we've had .45" of rain.  By contrast, last year's high on this date was 84 degrees.  On March 14, 2011 (not quite 3 months ago) it was 40 and 64, and we measured an inch of rain.  In other words, the summer solstice is 17 days away, and we're still having late winter weather!

The Sacramento Bee featured a front page article about the weather this morning.  In essence, the article said that climate change doesn't necessarily equate to warmer temperatures - instead, it might mean that our weather becomes more unpredictable.  For the full article, go to http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/04/3676297/researcher-says-climate-change.html.

I must admit that I'm not too upset about the wet and cool weather.  I've always enjoyed cold weather more than hot weather.  While the rain has made somethings more difficult (especially shearing our sheep), it's also made irrigation largely irrelevant so far this year.  I'm certain we'll have a few 100 degree days here in the Sierra foothills, but for now, I'm enjoying our wild spring weather.

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