The two images below were taken on 5 Jun 2011 and 7 Jun 2012, respectively.
And these two are from 27 Jun 2011 and 28 June 2012, respectively.
The contrast is remarkable, especially with regards to mid-elevation snow in mountainous areas in early June. Imagine the difference for plants and animals in those areas. Last June, we were ski touring in the Wasatch a few days after the top left image was taken and noticed that the rodents were tunneling out of the snow and looking for food.
|Alta, UT, 11 Jun 2011|
We are basically experiencing nearly the full range of current climate variability and extremes in a two year stretch.