Saturday, July 27, 2013

27 July 2013 Rain on the roof

Cassi Creek:  It was our intention to day trip over the divide to Asheville NC for the Belle Chere festival. 
          We awoke to the pounding of rain on the metal roof.   The
Total rainfall since midnight is 0.67 inches.  The region is soaked and most hillsides are saturated.  The probability of landslides and trees falling over of their own mass is high.  Five years ago, we were experiencing a major drought.  Cassi Creek was essentially a series of barely connected trickles and puddles. 
          This spring and summer the creek has been high and fast.  Climate change?  Certainly an alteration in the weather patterns that affect the U.S. and the rest of North America.    

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