I guess I must have really "jumped the shark"- or however someone put it some time ago- with this blog if all I can write about is the weather, but I have to vent about this crappy weather we've had in Eureka for however long. I'm sick of this cold weather with the added insult to injury of the fog we've had of late.
There doesn't seem to be any change in store soon, although weather.com does show it getting maybe a little warmer as we get into February. I'll believe it when I see it.
Eric Kirk mentioned the other day, on his post about the Clam Beach Run, that the Little River was lower than he remembered it being last time he ran. That got me to thinking that it hasn't really rained in some time. Might we be facing another drought, the last one we had ending back in '92?
Apparently some are thinking we might be, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. I guess we're short of rain around the state, with the north part of the state faring slightly better than the south. One thing in that Chron story was a bit of a surprise: I thought that last drought lasted around ten years. The Chron article says it was only six years. Just another sign of my failing memory.
The Chron story once again illustrates the geographical confusion of the media in regards to the state. They apparently consider Redding part of Northwest California, mentioning some Redding weather stats with no mention of Eureka.
I kind of wondered how Eureka was faring compared to the rest of the state. Thanks to the Times- Standard (hard copy version) I can see Eureka's gotten 17.06 inches of rain since July 1. That's down from the norm of 21.47 inches. I think that's over 60% so I guess we're close to Redding.
It will be interesting to see if we still end up getting a wet spring after this miserably cold dry winter. All I really care about, though, is that it starts warming up a bit.