posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 10:47 PM
I'm in the san joaquin valley in california, and I've noticed some changes im my life time. When I was a child every winter it would be cold enough
on many days, that rain puddles would freeze up and the canals would freeze over. The first frost was always around halloween as were the winter
rains, it would go either way, if it rained around halloween it would be a wet, but mild winter. If it frosted near halloween then it would be a cold
a dry winter. El Nino/La Nina patterns?
The raisin grapes went on the ground in sept and it never rained on them, the cotton was picked in nov, we would go pheasant hunting in freshly
picked cotton fields, over thanksgiving.
The leaves were all off of the tree's by the begining of dec. The first snows in the mtns were in nov. with the last coming in april.
The first 100 deg days were well into june and we NEVER had tornados, and we had late august thunder storms.
Now the first frost isnt till dec. no appricable snows till dec/jan. The grapes are being picked earlier and earlier, the cotton is all in and the
fields plowed under by thanksgiving. The first hot days are in early may now and we have tornados now.
When I moved into the house im in the sweet gum trees would drop all of their leaves by the end of oct, there are still green leaves in the trees
now, and if it doesnt freeze soon they will not have dropped all of their leaves before spring gets here in 1-1/2 months.
I thought the sun/time thing seemed a little out of whack, but I just racked it up to being old.