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I grew up in Louisiana, where it rains eighty inches a year fairly consistently. We have real seasons down there, so I’ve always been amused at the attitude of those in the Bay Area who get all worked up about tiny temperature fluctuations or the occasional bolt of lightning.

Over the past few years, there’s been less rain than normal, and of course purveyor-of-all-things-gloomy ZeroHedge was having a field day with stories about how this wasn’t just a normal drought, but the end of California. Article after article appeared stating that the “new normal” for California was the desert-like condition that, according to some, was the norm for the state.

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Well, as much as I love the Tylers and ZH, I guess you can kind of figure out what’s happening in California now that winter has started……here are a couple of photos just from today:

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Good contrarian that I am, I sort of saw this coming, and I’m looking forward to some very deep powder when I spend Christmas week up at my place in Northstar (where Slope, of course, will continue to be broadcast). I’m going to head back into the rain now…..