We’re finally getting some rain. Here is an updated chart of rainfall totals for Highlands Peak weather station at 2,400′ elevation.
Here are the totals for our big storm February 26 – March 2. The elevation gradient is always so interesting.
Rain Totals and Maximum Wind Gust :
Gatehouse 3.75″ , 45 mph
Whale Point 4″ , 51 mph
Highlands Peak 6.6″ , 70 mph
Mining Ridge 15.2″ , no wind data
You can explore the data at: http://bigcreek.ucnrs.org/weather/
It’s January but it looks like September. Most plants are dry, crispy, and hanging on through drought-induced senescence. Only in some areas are there some green grass shoots emerging. The creek is extremely low and our springs are starting to show a slight decline in output. This chart shows how severely low the rainfall totals were in 2013. The data are from Highlands Peak weather station, located at 2,500 feet elevation.