A string of strong Pacific Storms is continuing to hit Northern California. Mount Shasta’s projected snowfall may make a run for the world record.
Combined over the next several days will be anywhere from 176 – 218 inches of snow! This is a lot of snow, with the record being 189 inches in six days. Can you guess where?
If you guessed Mount Shasta then you are correct as this area received 189 inches of snow in six days in February 1959. The National Climatic Data Center says California’s heaviest four-day snowstorm was 145 inches at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort near Echo Summit in March-April 1982. The U.S. four-day snow record is 163 inches at Thompson Pass, Alaska, in December 1955.
This is an excellent example of how local action has retroactively reversed global warming back to the year 1997.
California Ski Industry Association Works to Curb Global Warming
In addition to supporting measures promoted by the NSAA, the California Ski Industry Association has itself become a leader in finding a solution to the problem of climate change. In 2001 the CSIA was one of the first industry groups to endorse AB 1058, the legislation targeting emission controls on new vehicles, specifically SUVs, sold in California. Most recently, the CSIA was among the first industry representatives to publicly support California Assembly Bill 32 or the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB 32 requires that California reduce its statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 emission levels by 2020, and provides market-based approaches to achieve this goal. In the absence of any federal measures to reduce polluting emissions, it has become imperative for states to take independent action. AB 32 was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 27, 2006, making California the first state to mandate economy-wide emissions reductions. Delighted with the success of AB 32, the CSIA continues to support sound measures to defeat global warming.
Sadly, unemployment in California is double digits due to excessive taxes, and many people can’t afford to go skiing.
In the El Centro metropolitan area, the unemployment rate for October was 28.1 percent