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Monday, February 9, 2015

Rain, Rain, Stay A Bit, Please

A most unusual winter, this thirteen week period from December 2014 to March 2015, in that we have had three large storms, we’re in the middle of a drought, and according to the official rain gauge, we are behind what might be called normal. Of course, there is no normal when discussing weather in Nevada.

Here at the J-P ranchero, located about twenty miles north of Reno, in a delightful non-community called Cold Springs, we don’t have an official rain gauge. No sir, I found in my coat pocket one day, coming from the Cold Springs Pizza Parlor and Golf Shop, a pint glass, once full. I filled it while sitting at our outside picnic table, no that is correct, we also have an inside picnic table, drank it dry, and left it there.

So far in this current storm, it has filled three times.

We had one major rainstorm in December, with good snow in the Sierra Nevada, and then no rain storm in January, with seriously decreasing snow in the Sierra Nevada. Now, February comes and we have already had two major rainstorms with significant snow in the mountains.

And we’re still in a drought.

Time to empty that pint glass, but I’ll bring it in, place it on the inside picnic table and fill the little bugger with some pinot noir, put some anchovies on a cracker, and continue to watch the rain. Ta.

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