The extreme state of California's drought is clearly shown in this satellite comparison from January of last year to this past Monday, January 14. The Sierra Nevada mountains are generally a blanket of snow, but this year there's barely any snow pictured. The Central Valley, normally at least partially green this time of year, is a barren wasteland of brown. Unfortunately, no break is in sight as a high pressure along the West Coast will ward of snow for the next two weeks.
· The Case of California's Disappearing Snow [The Atlantic Cities]
· The Tahoe Daily Snow [Open Snow]