Where Nature Meets Culture—Plus Wildfire, Dogs, Environmental News, and Writing with a Southern Rockies Perspective.
In my river guiding days, I think I heard that weather statement applied to every state in the union. "Ya know, back in Indiana we have a saying, if you don't like the weather...." And yet they always seemed a little flabbergasted that it might rain in the Idaho mountains in the summer.And then there was the California guide on his first trip in Idaho, who had never had the thought that it might ever rain on a river trip.I wish they'd run their analysis on data from some smaller towns in more mountainous areas, though. I suspect it'd liven up that map a great deal, at least in the West.
I think the Great Plains win because of the way large air masses slosh around — the "Alberta Clipper" and all that. Plus chinooks and upslopes next to the Rockies — no one can predict how long the latter will last, it seems to me.
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