Saturday, June 13, 2009

Snowed yesterday


This morning it is almost 70 degrees with some beautiful high white clouds in a very blue sky. Yesterday we had high white snow in the high country. Almost all of the northern hemisphere experiences increased rain and snow in the spring. I think it has something to do with the planting of crops and getting the first moisture on the new plants. Or at least that is what farmers and gardeners will tell you.

In the past we have had the largest amount of snowfall after the ski areas have closed. I remember over 36" of snow on June 6, 1973 at my ranch in Conifer. I have pictures of me skiing down the hill going down into the pasture. A good friend had a Ford Monster Truck with a jacked up body and oversize tires. He could not move in the heavy snow because the tires literally floated on the snow. At about the same time I read an article saying that the very best tires in snow are tires that are very narrow because they cut down into the snow and avoid the floating problem.

I am sure that my readers in the southern hemisphere and in California, Florida and Arizona will be fascinated by this information.

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