25 June 2011

The Other Side of the Mountains

I came across this blog entry today. The snowpack in the Olympics is about 400! X normal!

It looks like the snow has collected all over the Northwest. We should be thankful that the spring has been cool. Let's keep hoping the early summer will be so too because that means the snow will melt more slowly, allowing our rivers to carry it off without overflowing their banks. The floods we have already had were due to the unusual amount of rain, not snowpack.

There is some information on Montana in the entry as well as a comment on the results of mathematical equations when you don't pay attention to the actual numbers being put in.

The picture to the left is from the last horrible winter we had right here in River City. I have many more including our driveway seeming to be permanently iced up.



The other point of interest in the blog entry I cited above was the comment that our wind farms are suffering from an excess of wind with all the wetness and coldness we have had.

I drove through Judith Gap a few days ago and noticed almost all of them between Harlowton and Judith Gap moving at a pretty good pace. I didn't know that you can have too much wind as well as not enough to foul up the energy-collecting they do.

Black and white to color, as if moving from the 40s to the 90s.

2 comments:

Matt said...

400 times the global warming? :D

Ken & Carol said...

I suspect they are comparing what the usual snowpack is at this time of the year, which is not much. Naturally, you get a big number when you divide by a number close to zero. Perhaps the alarmists would know more about this technique.

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