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To: Paul Kern who wrote (13117)12/2/2011 11:07:09 PM
From: Drygulch Dan of 15066
No new snow in the last week or two. There is a bit of old snow that has reduced to patches of ice at around the 7000 foot elevation, seen in much of the Northern Sierra. It is very sparse and spread out. No depth to it anywhere. This is more in line with many previous La Ninas. Last year's intense La Nina brought us copious amounts of snow. In that regard it was an exceptional La Nina. Now I don't expect snow before year end.

Yesterday and today I managed to drive around Lake Tahoe both days. Yesterday there was exceptional wind. It was producing 4 - 6 foot waves mainly directed towards the South and West shores. There was a group of 5 or so surfers trying to catch the shore break just South of Homewood. I saw them out at about 10 AM, When I came back around 5 PM two die hards where still at it. My daughter informed me that her bosses husband was one of guys from the Tahoma/Homewood area that tries to surf every wave event that kicks up that large. Tahoe is normally pretty cold water. Yesterday morning the air temp was down about 20F. So definitely a wet suit required activity.

The jet stream has been favoring British Columbia so far this fall.
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