With the semester over, I've been doing some California dreaming and debating whether or not to drive over to the Sierra for a few days of blue skies, California sun, and corn harvesting.
The snowpack there is, of course, outrageous. Having achieved remarkable depths by April, the Sierra snowpack now shows clear signs of ripening and melt in mid elevations of the southern and northern Sierra. I suspect things have corned up nicely, with only timing the key for good turns.
However, there is a fly in the ointment for the future. Medium-range forecasts show a transition beginning on Friday and upper-level troughing persisting along the Pacific coast for about 5-7 days thereafter.
Perhaps this weekend things will still corn up during the afternoon, but next week the pattern is one that will eventually produce highly variable conditions with everything from coral reef to cream on crust. Later in the period, perhaps they will even see a decent dump.
So, next week might be tough going for California sun and Sierra corn.