Is That What You All Call Snow, Bay Area? Nothing Beats the Winter of Ought-Two for Snow

If it’s colder than normal this AM and there’s some white stuff on the ground, well then I guess you could say it snowed in the San Francisco Bay Area. But back before the global warming the climate change, back in 2002, we had SNOW, baby.

As here, in ought-two up in Marin County on Mount Tamalpais, when I was out prospecting for gold with my donkey and/or on my Trek 8000 mountain bike (born 1991, Waterloo Wisconsin, died 2006, Civic Center, San Francisco). This is what it looked like in the afternoon ’til the rain melted everything.

Click to expand, why not? Heading to the East Peak with the Richmond San Rafael Bridge below:

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Now that was snow, the most we’ve had since 1976.

So, nothing after 1976 has beaten 2002 for snow in the bay area. (I think.)

Stay warm!

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2 Responses to “Is That What You All Call Snow, Bay Area? Nothing Beats the Winter of Ought-Two for Snow”

  1. Freezing says:

    Global warming? What global warming? Oh, excuse me. It’s likely that KSFO’s signal (560 AM, San Francisco) doesn’t reach that far north, so you haven’t heard about “Climategate” yet. Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a hoax. Now, excuse me while I put another log on the fire before I freeze my tush off.

    Regards,
    Freezing in Morgan Hill

  2. Matt says:

    Climategate does NOT mean that global warming is a hoax. It’s just such a shame that climate change has become SO politicized that people on both sides of the issue have to resort to the tactics that they do to promote their side. By the way, a few cold days don’t mean that there is no global warming. Even a few colder than normal years in a row don’t mean there is no global warming. It is long-term trends that REALLY count. But even in the shorter term, this year has actually been fairly warm. We have actually had a VERY mild fall up to this point. And I don’t expect to see much in the way of snow for the rest of the winter. Until this sort of event becomes ALOT more common and our average winter temperatures REALLY get colder over, say, the next 20-30 years, I am unconvinced that global warming is a hoax.