About 2 months ago I posted to Facebook The Weather Channel’s long-range outlook for Jan-Mar of this year. In short, the southwest (California, Arizona and New Mexico) were forecast to experience “average to slightly above average temperatures.”
In that time, during which I’ve been in Tucson, Gila Bend, Palm Springs, and now Simi Valley (just north of Los Angeles), I’ve experienced a record snowfall, the coolest, wettest,
windiest extended period that anyone in Palm Springs could remember and since arriving here in Simi Valley, more rain than sun and no day exceeding the mid-50’s, until today. Shockingly, a re-check of The Weather Channel outlook now calls for Mar-May to have “colder than average temperatures.” Oooooh, now there’s a brilliant deduction. I can only hope for an epic fail on this GUESS too.
Despite yesterday’s volatile weather, alternating clouds and sun with spotted showers around the area, I went for a hike. I was NOT enthused as I got slushed on while driving to my chosen trail system in Thousand Oaks. Not sleet, not snow, but clearly slushy ploplets on my windshield. SLUSH, in southern California. UNEXCEPTABLE!
However, it was clear when I got there and I managed to get my 2.5 hour hike in without getting poured on, despite mighty threating skies the last half. California is, indeed, a recreation paradise.
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