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Thursday, February 29, 2024

An extremely-dangerous winter storm has arrived in California and will unload feet of snow, powerful winds and rare blizzard conditions in the mountains through the weekend.



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The Liberal Media won't dare mention it, but ending California's drought is just one of many positives of The Democrat Global Warming Hoax.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-02-29 01:46 PM | Reply


What I saw on this morning's news was mention of the very significant snowfall predicted for the California mountains and how that much snow is going to help lower the drought issues in parts of California.

At that time, the snowfall forecast was 6-7 feet with much higher amounts possible in some areas.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-29 02:34 PM | Reply


Which parts?

#3 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-02-29 06:27 PM | Reply

Go back to the time before the atmospheric river has drenched California these past few months.

For example, from the link your current alias cites, scroll down a bit, the drought map from about a year ago:

Then there's this...

Growing Crops with Less Groundwater (April 2023)

... California's warming climate also means thirstier trees and an increasing reliance on groundwater, especially during drought. UC researchers found that farms pumped 27% more water from aquifers last year compared with 2019. ...

As I noted, the current snow is only going to help.


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-29 07:38 PM | Reply

Send that ---- back to the midwest where it belongs.

can't even hit someone in the face with a snowball anymore.

#5 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2024-02-29 07:49 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Send that ---- back to the midwest where it belongs. ...

Yeah, the midwest aquifer ("groundwater") is also suffering from overuse due to drought.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-29 07:59 PM | Reply

@#5 ... can't even hit someone in the face with a snowball anymore. ...

As a kid, I once threw a snowball at a passing car. My Dad happened to see me do it. He called me inside to read me the riot act.

After him telling me that I should not throw snowballs at cars, I asked him if he ever threw a snowball at a passing car. He said, no, that he never threw a snowball at a passing car. He used to throw snowballs at passing horses. But that he learned neither act was acceptable. (for the record, he lived in NYC.)

That aside, yeah, around here we are a foot or more behind in the usual amount of snow we get. I used my snowblower once so far this winter. Usually I have used it five or six times each winter.

Something seems to be changing these past few years. ...

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-29 08:06 PM | Reply

I used my snowblower once so far this winter.

Mine was a slushblower today. We got 18" of snow in 2 days and then rain.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-02-29 08:13 PM | Reply

I remember when clowns like Fatblob decided California was out of water and out of money. Good times.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-01 01:39 AM | Reply

@#8 ... Mine was a slushblower today. ...

Been there.

Indeed, I sized the engine on the snowblower to be able to throw slush a minimum of a 1/2 driveway width.

Two winters ago there was a slush storm. And the snowblower was able to clear the driveway of the slush. But I do say, based upon the sound from the engine, it was not happy about having to pump that water off the driveway. But it did its job.

Kudo to Ariens.

Take this winter by storm with Ariens, The King of Snow


#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-03-01 01:54 AM | Reply

...based upon the sound from the engine, it was not happy about having to pump that water off the driveway.

My snowblower engine sounds like a Honda, so it doesn't care. :-)

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-03-01 02:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#11 ... a Honda ...


My lawn mower (a Toro) has a Honda engine.

I told the tech who comes to my house every two years to maintain the power equipment that I am waiting for the lawn mower motor to die so I can justify buying a self-propelled mower. (long story)

He told me, good luck in that wait. Honda motors don't die, they just keep going, and going.

But to the point...

I just walked out to the garage (wow, a cold front passed through (57F this afternoon, 27F now)... but I digress. ...)

The engine on the snowblower is labeled "Tecumseh." ( )

That engine has worked well, in my view, it is a survivor with the challenges I and nature have presented to it over the years.

The snow blower is about 15 years old, and it is still going strong.

If only there were the intensity of the snow storms we used to get here....

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-03-01 02:33 AM | Reply


At the same time, as of Wednesday, 2/28/24, the state-wide snowpack in Cali was only about 80% of seasonal average, and approximately 1/3 of monitored groundwater wells were below average for water level. Sad to see the continued bad weather, but as a place that exports water (think: dairy products, fruit and vegetables, etc.) California still needs a lot of water...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2024-03-01 09:14 AM | Reply

Even I, donnerboy, would not attempt to drive over donner summit this weekend.

10 feet of snow and 140 mph winds!

It's hunker down time up there.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-03-01 11:16 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by LampLighter

When you buy a new self-propelled mower, I can highly recommend the Ego battery powered mower.

I've had one for a few years. Cut half an acre myself. Bought an extra battery so I'd have two. Only takes about half an hour to recharge. And they're so much quieter than a gas mower. So much so that you can easily carry on a conversation while it's running.

Want to pause? Let go of the "go" lever. Starting is just as easy. Push a button. Plenty of power to make it up hills if you need to. Mow with one hand anytime you want to. Folds up to the size of a large suitcase for storage. My batteries are 3 years old and I still have all the battery time I need. Especially with one of the two I have on the charger ready to go.

Lowe's sells them. It'll set you back about $800-900 for the Ego self-propelled mower and an extra battery (comes with charger and a battery), but no more oil changes, gas, pulling starter ropes, etc. Ever.

#15 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2024-03-01 09:14 PM | Reply

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