Journal 2013-14

June 20, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 104°
66° at 5:00 a.m.

June 19, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
63° at 5:30 a.m.

June 18, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 90°
58° at 5:30 a.m.

June 17, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 93°
56° at 5:30 a.m.

June 16, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 98°
61° at 5:30 a.m.

June 15, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 99°
60° at 5:30 a.m.

June 14, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 95°
58° at 5:30 a.m.

June 13, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 100°
60° at 5:30 a.m.

June 12, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 102°
69° at 5:30 a.m.

June 11, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 107°
72° at 5:30 a.m.

June 10, 2014IMG_8757
Yesterday’s high: 113°
70° at 5:30 a.m.

June 9, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 108°
72° at 6:00 a.m.

June 8, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 103°
66° at 6:00 a.m.

June 7, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 102°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

June 6, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 104°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

June 5, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 100°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

June 4, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
61° at 6:00 a.m.

June 3, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 98°
57° at 6:00 a.m.

June 2, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 101°
60° at 6:00 a.m.

June 1, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 99°
57° at 6:00 a.m.

May 31, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 101°
58° at 6:00 a.m.

May 30, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 93°
55° at 6:00 a.m.

May 29, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 94°
55° at 6:00 a.m.

May 28, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 102°
60° at 6:00 a.m.

May 27, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 103°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

May 26, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 101°
65° at 6:00 a.m.
Robbin, Clarence & I: good gather in Sulphur, home by 11:00 a.m.

May 25, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
68° at 6:00 a.m.

May 24, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
62° at 6:00 a.m.

May 23, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 89°
58° at 6:00 a.m.

May 22, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 85°
57° at 6:00 a.m.

May 21, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 77°
57° at 6:00 a.m.
Morning trace of rain.

May 20, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 76°
58° at 6:00 a.m.

May 19, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 88°
52° at 6:00 a.m.

May 18, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
57° at 6:00 a.m.

May 17, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 101°
58° at 6:00 a.m.

May 16, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 104°
62° at 6:00 a.m.

May 15, 2014IMG_8509
Yesterday’s high: 101°
62° at 5:00 a.m.

May 14, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
59° at 6:00 a.m.

May 13, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 93°
55° at 6:00 a.m.

May 12, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
52° at 6:00 a.m.
Warming into the 100s, middle of the week.

May 11, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
47° at 6:00 a.m.

May 10, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
51° at 6:00 a.m.

May 9, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 82°
53° at 6:30 a.m.

May 8, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 81°
51° at 6:30 a.m.

May 7, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
48° at 6:30 a.m.

May 6, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
51° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.20″

May 5, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 87°
52° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

May 4, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 94°
54° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

May 3, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 97°
57° at 5:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 5:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

May 2, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 96°
57° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

May 1, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 94°
59° at 5:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 5:00 a.m.: 2 cfs

April 30, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 90°
55° at 5:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 5:00 a.m.: 3 cfs

April 29, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
52° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 4 cfs

April 28, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 74°
48° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 6 cfs

April 27, 2014IMG_8185
Yesterday’s high: 69°
45° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 12 cfs

April 26, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 68°
48° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Rain: 1.91″

April 25, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 84°
58° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Chance of rain today and tonight.

April 24, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 77°
46° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 23, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 75°
43° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 22, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 82°
54° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 21, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 86°
54° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

Easter April 20, 2014IMG_3653
Yesterday’s high: 87°
52° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 19, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 88°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 18, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 89°
60° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 17, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 88°
55° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 16, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 90°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

April 15, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 90°
58° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

April 14, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
55° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

April 13, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 86°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

April 12, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 92°
58° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 2 cfs

April 11, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 90°
58° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 2 cfs

April 10, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 93°
52° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 5:00 a.m.: 2 cfs

April 9, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 93°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 2 cfs

April 8, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 87°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 3 cfs

April 7, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 77°
48° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 3 cfs

April 6, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 74°
43° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 4 cfs

April 5, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 72°
43° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 5 cfs

April 4, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 73°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 6 cfs

April 3, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 67°
48° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 9 cfs
Rain: 0.03″

April 2, 2014IMG_3556
Yesterday’s high: 67°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 9 cfs
Rain: 0.33″

April 1, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 73°
42° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Rain: 0.40″

March 31, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
46° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 30, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 81°
49° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Rain: 0.63″

March 29, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 76°
48° at 6:00 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
80% chance of showers tonight, then again Monday and Tuesday. Branding at Kenny & Virginia McKee’s this a.m.

March 28, 2014IMG_7642
Yesterday’s high: 72°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 27, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 65°
50° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Rain: 0.25″

March 26, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
55° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Rain: 0.10″

March 25, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 84°
48° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Chance of rain still in the forecast.

March 24, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 81°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Forecast: 70% chance of precipitation Wednesday, 26th.

March 23, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 80°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 22, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 21, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

Vernal Equinox – March 20, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 80°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 19, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 76°
44° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 18, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 76°
44° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 17, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 87°
50° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 16, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 83°
47° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 15, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 78°
43° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 14, 2014IMG_3017
Yesterday’s high: 77°
43° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 13, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 75°
44° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 12, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 73°
47° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 11, 2014IMG_7400
Yesterday’s high: 77°
46° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 10, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
50° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 9, 2014IMG_7333
Yesterday’s high: 79°
60° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 8, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
45° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 7, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
48° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs
Branding the Belle Point bunch this a.m.

March 6, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 75°
60° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 0 cfs

March 5, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
52° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

March 4, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 72°
54° at 6:30 a.m., cloudy
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 1 cfs

March 3, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 67°
48° at 6:30 a.m.
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 3 cfs

March 2, 2014IMG_7251
Yesterday’s high: 68°
46° at 6:00 a.m.
Rain: 0.05″
Dry Creek at 6:00 a.m.: 6 cfs

March 1, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
50° at 6:00 a.m.
Rain: 1.00″

February 28, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 72°
60° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.05″

February 27, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 69°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.42″

February 26, 2014IMG_7163
Yesterday’s high: 80°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
50% chance of rain this afternoon, showers and isolated thunderstorms tonight.

February 25, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
48° at 6:15 a.m.

February 24, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 75°
45° at 6:30 a.m.

February 23, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 73°
44° at 6:30 a.m.

February 22, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
44° at 6:00 a.m.

February 21, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

February 20, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
46° at 6:00 a.m.
Branding in Greasy today.

February 19, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
51° at 6:30 a.m.

February 18, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

February 17, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
52° at 6:30 a.m.

February 16, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 74°
55° at 6:00 a.m.
Quite a bit warmer this a.m., clouds lingering on the edge of a Pineapple Express that targeted Northern California. It’s supposed to cool in the week ahead, no indication of rain until the end of the month. With spotty germination in places and no cover on the south and west slopes, the grass is slow coming and needs another shot of moisture now. Branded at Tony Rabb’s Thursday, Jody Fuller’s yesterday and up to Mankins Flat to brand Craig Ainley’s calves this morning. Wearing down and gaining weight with the pastries, still feeding cows.

February 15, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 76°
46° at 6:30 a.m.

February 14, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 73°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

February 13, 2014IMG_7141
Yesterday’s high: 71°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

February 12, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
45° at 6:30 a.m.

February 11, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
Grass-growing weather: forecast in the 70s for the rest of the week.

February 10, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 69°
54° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.06″

February 9, 2014IMG_7100
Yesterday’s high: 64°
49° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.05″

February 8, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 59°
50° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.11″

February 7, 2014IMG_7095
Yesterday’s high: 51°
47° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.59″ Still drizzling.

February 6, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 55°
46° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.05″ We measure every drop.

February 5, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 61°
43° at 6:30 a.m.
This morning’s frost warning never materialized under cloud cover. Forecasts in transition: 20% chance tonight, 50% tomorrow, slight chance Saturday night through Monday night. No big promises with any event.

February 4, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 60°
37° at 6:30 a.m.

February 3, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 61°
36° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.02″

February 2, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 61°
40° at 6:30 a.m.
Cloudy. Chance of rain.

February 1, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 61°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

January 31, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 68°
44° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.49″ that ought to get the grass germinated.

January 30, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 72°
54° at 6:30 a.m.
Cloudy.

January 29, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 72°
42° at 6:30 a.m.
Cloudy.

January 28, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
45° at 6:30 a.m.

January 27, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 75°
41° at 6:30 a.m.

January 26, 2014IMG_7066
Yesterday’s high: 75°
46° at 6:30 a.m.

January 25, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 79°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

January 24, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 72°
51° at 6:30 a.m.

January 23, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

January 22, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
41° at 6:30 a.m.

January 21, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 74°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

January 20, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 74°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

January 19, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

January 18, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 74°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

January 17, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 71°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

January 16, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 68°
38° at 6:30 a.m.
To put our drought in perspective: it’s been over a year since we’ve received an inch or more in a single rain event, and over three years since we’ve received over 2 inches in a single storm.

January 15, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 67°
38° at 5:30 a.m.

January 14, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 69°
34° at 6:30 a.m.

January 13, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 67°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

January 12, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 68°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

January 11, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 64°
37° at 6:30 a.m.

January 10, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 61°
40° at 5:00 a.m.
Several prognosticators are suggesting a change in our high-pressure dominated weather pattern around the 20th of this month with several rains to follow that will initially favor northern California. Some even go so far as to hint at a developing El Nino. Meanwhile back at the ranch, we’re branding calves today and feeding tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, just like we had a brain. More hay to be delivered this a.m.

January 9, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 63°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

January 8, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 70°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

January 7, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 68°
36° at 6:30 a.m.
Light dusting yesterday afternoon high on the Great Western Divide.

January 6, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 68°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

January 5, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 66°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

January 4, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 67°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

January 3, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 66°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

January 2, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 66°
37° at 6:30 a.m.

January 1, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 66°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

December 31, 2013IMG_2488
Yesterday’s high: 70°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

December 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 65°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

December 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 64°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

December 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 67°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

December 27, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 68°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

December 26, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 67°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

Christmas, December 25, 2013IMG_2429
Yesterday’s high: 67°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

December 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 67°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

December 23, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 65°
38° at 6:30 a.m.

December 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 59°
33° at 6:30 a.m.

Solstice, December 21, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 57°
35° at 6:30 a.m.

December 20, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
41° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.01″

December 19, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
49° at 6:30 a.m.
Feels like rain, 50% chance of showers.

December 18, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
39° at 6:30 a.m.
Clouds and wind.

December 17, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 64°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

December 16, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 62°
36° at 6:30 a.m.

December 15, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 60°
34° at 6:30 a.m.

December 14, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 59°
31° at 6:30 a.m.

December 13, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 60°
33° at 6:30 a.m.

December 12, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 58°
32° at 6:30 a.m.

December 11, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 53°
30° at 6:30 a.m.

December 10, 2013IMG_2388
Yesterday’s high: 50°
27° at 6:30 a.m.

December 9, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 47°
25° at 6:30 a.m.

December 8, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 53°
28° at 6:30 a.m.

December 7, 2013IMG_6927
Yesterday’s high: 52°
37° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.32″
Snow @ 2000′

December 6, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 49°
27° at 6:30 a.m.

December 5, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 53°
25° at 6:30 a.m.
Cold! Hope Robbin’s irrigating saved the lemons and the limes.

December 4, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 57°
33° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.07″
Frost. I can hear the wind machines in Lemon Cove this morning.

December 3, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 65°
48° at 6:30 a.m.

December 2, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 68°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

December 1, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

November 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

November 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 70°
40° at 6:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 72°
47° at 6:30 a.m.
Cloudy at dawn.

November 27, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 66°
45° at 6:30 a.m.

November 26, 2013IMG_6890
Yesterday’s high: 68°
40° at 6:30 a.m.

November 25, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 66°
40° at 6:30 a.m.

November 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 65°
43° at 6:30 a.m.
Forecast rain Thanksgiving Day.

November 23, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 64°
44° at 6:30 a.m.

November 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 64°
51° at 6:30 a.m., low clouds @ 600′
Rain: 0.06″. We’re in the center of a low as the storm pushes into Southern California, bringing flooding, and may spin back with showers today. Overcast and damp all-day yesterday, the seed mixed in deep dust now saturated. It’s probably still too slick to get out into the clay, but all good news, enough to be assured our grass will start. What an unbelievable relief!

November 21, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 71°
52° at 6:30 a.m., sprinkling
Rain: 0.38″. Maybe enough to start the grass.

November 20, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 67°
51° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.05″

November 19, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
40° at 6:30 a.m.

November 18, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 70°
41° at 6:30 a.m.

November 17, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
41° at 6:30 a.m.

November 16, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 69°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

November 15, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 76°
46° at 6:30 a.m.

November 14, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 74°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

November 13, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 72°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

November 12, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 77°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

November 11, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 79°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

November 10, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 78°
43° at 6:30 a.m.

November 9, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 75°
44° at 6:30 a.m.

November 8, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
42° at 6:15 a.m.

November 7, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 74°
47° at 6:15 a.m.

November 6, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 70°
39° at 6:30 a.m.

November 5, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 67°
37° at 6:30 a.m.

November 4, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 75°
50° at 6:00 a.m.
Cloudy at dawn.

November 3, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 76°
44° at 6:00 a.m. PST

November 2, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 76°
43° at 7:00 a.m.

November 1, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 72°
42° at 6:30 a.m.

October 31, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 70°
42° at 6:30 a.m.

October 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 68°
46° at 6:00 a.m.

October 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 62°
41° at 6:30 a.m.
Rain: 0.15″ on Dry Creek, 0.41″ in Greasy. Not enough moisture to start the grass, but a welcome relief as we continue feeding hay.

October 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
54° at 6:30 a.m.
40% chance of showers.

October 27, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
50° at 6:30 a.m.

October 26, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
50° at 6:30 a.m.

October 25, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 82°
51° at 6:00 a.m.

October 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 83°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 23, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 83°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 83°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 21, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 83°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 20, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 84°
50° at 6:30 a.m.

October 19, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 84°
51° at 6:30 a.m.

October 18, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 81°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 17, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 82°
48° at 6:30 a.m.

October 16, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 15, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

October 14, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 78°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

October 13, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 79°
49° at 6:30 a.m.
Partial clouds at dawn, upcanyon breeze with a bite. Beautiful!

October 12, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 78°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

October 11, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 75°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

October 10, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 64°
43° at 7:00 a.m.
Big temperature change, trace of rain yesterday, dew on the solar panels.

October 9, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 83°
49° at 6:30 a.m.
Chance of showers, chance to settle the dust.

October 8, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 87°
51° at 6:30 a.m.

October 7, 2013IMG_6704
Yesterday’s high: 89°
55° at 6:30 a.m.
Partly cloudy.

October 6, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 83°
53° at 6:30 a.m.
30% chance of rain midweek.

October 5, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 82°
50° at 6:30 a.m.

October 4, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 84°
50° at 6:30 a.m.

October 3, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 84°
52° at 6:30 a.m.

October 2, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 85°
55° at 6:30 a.m.

October 1, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 85°
55° at 6:30 a.m.

September 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 88°
53° at 6:30 a.m.

September 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 85°
53° at 6:30 a.m.

September 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 80°
50° at 6:30 a.m.

September 27, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 77°
47° at 6:30 a.m.

September 26, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 78°
49° at 6:30 a.m.

September 25, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 90°
60° at 6:30 a.m.
Light clouds, dry cold front passing.

September 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 81°
55° at 6:00 a.m.

September 23, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 77°
55° at 6:00 a.m.
A significant and delightful weather change as the tail-end of a northern storm sweeps across Central California, clouds collecting along the Sierras with breezy conditions, but no rain at our location in the foothills. This a.m.’s air is brisk and clear.

September 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 85°
53° at 6:00 a.m.

September 21, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
59° at 6:00 a.m.

September 20, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
57° at 6:00 a.m.

September 19, 2013IMG_6601
Yesterday’s high: 98°
57° at 6:00 a.m.

September 18, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 92°
58° at 6:00 a.m.

September 17, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 97°
63° at 6:00 a.m.

September 16, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 99°
63° at 6:00 a.m.

September 15, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 99°
69° at 6:00 a.m.

September 14, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 97°
68° at 6:00 a.m.

September 13, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
65° at 6:00 a.m.

September 12, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
66° at 6:30 a.m.
Monsonnal overcast along the foothills lowered yesterday’s temperatures significantly.

September 11, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 101°
66° at 6:30 a.m.

September 10, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 101°
67° at 6:00 a.m.

September 9, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
67° at 6:00 a.m.

September 8, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 104°
65° at 6:00 a.m.
Feels like a weather change this a.m.

September 3-7, 2013
High temperatures fell into the upper-90s to build back into the low-100s
with low a.m. temperatures in the low-70s.

September 2, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 101°
73° at 6:00 a.m.

September 1, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 100°
71° at 6:00 a.m.

August 31, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
68° at 6:00 a.m.

August 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 100°
69° at 6:00 a.m.

August 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
70° at 6:00 a.m.

August 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
70° at 6:00 a.m.

August 27, 2013IMG_6480
Yesterday’s high: 99°
68° at 6:00 a.m.

August 26, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 99°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

August 25, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 98°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

August 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 100°
63° at 6:00 a.m.

August 23, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 104°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

August 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 105°
68° at 6:00 a.m.

August 20, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 109°
High temperatures, high winds, thunder and lightening while we were gone to the coast. Yosemite fire. 0.03″ rain.

August 17, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 103°
70° at 6:00 a.m.

August 16, 2013IMG_6440
Yesterday’s high: 105°
66° at 6:00 a.m.
Though this morning had the feel and look of a weather change, what clouds clung to the Sierras have originated out of the Southwest, a light monsoonal flow that meets the trailing tail of a low out of the Gulf of Alaska along the northern California coast—a northern storm already, a good sign. Though it feels like fall with the filtered light, temperature variations are minimal. The remainder of the month will be interesting.

August 15, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 105°
65° at 6:00 a.m.

August 14, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 103°
67° at 6:00 a.m.

August 13, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 100°
63° at 6:00 a.m.

August 12, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 98°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

August 11, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 96°
62° at 6:00 a.m.

August 10, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 96°
61° at 6:00 a.m.

August 9, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 96°
61° at 6:00 a.m.

August 8, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
60° at 6:00 a.m.

August 7, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 100°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

August 6, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
66° at 5:30 a.m.

August 5, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
66° at 6:00 a.m.

August 4, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
62° at 6:00 a.m.

August 3, 2013IMG_3070
Yesterday’s high: 98°
61° at 6:00 a.m.

August 2, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 99°
60° at 6:00 a.m.

August 1, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
64° at 5:30 a.m.

July 31, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
69° at 5:30 a.m.

July 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 104°
67° at 5:30 a.m.
The past two evenings have been gusty, perhaps a weather change.

July 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 106°
71° at 5:30 a.m.

July 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 106°
72° at 6:00 a.m.

July 27, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 106°
76° at 6:00 a.m.
Monsoon gray at dawn.

July 26, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 108°
74° at 6:00 a.m.

July 25, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 104°
74° at 6:00 a.m.

July 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 103°
71° at 5:30 a.m.

July 23, 2013IMG_6330
Yesterday’s high: 103°
73° at 6:00 a.m.
Rain: 0.08″ yesterday afternoon and overnight, monsoonal moisture settling in along the foothills of the central and southern Sierra Nevadas.

July 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 109°
81° at 5:30 a.m.
A few sprinkles last night.

July 21, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 107°
70° at 6:00 a.m.

July 20, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 106°
72° at 5:30 a.m.

July 19, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 105°
66° at 6:00 a.m.

July 18, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 101°
63° at 5:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
62° at 6:00 a.m.

July 16, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 106°
66° at 6:00 a.m.

July 15, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 107°
70° at 6:30 a.m.

July 14, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 107°
66° at 6:30 a.m.

July 13, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 103°
67° at 6:00 a.m.

July 12, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 103°
68° at 5:30 a.m.

July 11, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 110°
71° at 4:00 a.m.
Overcast with tropical disturbance off Baja. Sprinkles forecast.
Processing heifers this a.m.

July 10, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 110°
69° at 6:00 a.m.

July 9, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 111°
67° at 6:00 a.m.

July 8, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 110°
69° at 5:00 a.m.
Shipping steers this a.m.

July 7, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 106°
68° at 6:00 a.m.

July 6, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 111°
71° at 6:00 a.m.

July 5, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 112°
78° at 5:30 a.m.

July 4, 2013images
Yesterday’s high: 111°
77° at 5:30 a.m.

July 3, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 111°
76° at 5:30 a.m.

July 2, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 108°
72° at 5:30 a.m.

July 1, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 112°
77° at 5:30 a.m.

June 30, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 111°
76° at 5:30 a.m.

June 29, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 109°
76° at 5:30 a.m.

June 28, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 104°
74° at 5:30 a.m.
Next 10 days forecast HOT!

June 27, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 102°
67° at 5:00 a.m.

June 26, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 99°
64° at 5:30 a.m.

June 25, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 96°
64° at 6:00 a.m.

June 24, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
62° at 6:00 a.m.

June 23, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 99°
63° at 6:00 a.m.

IMG_4125

June 22, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 95°
59° at 6:00 a.m.

Summer Solstice: June 21, 2013
Yesterday’s high: 92°.
56° at 5:30 a.m.

5 responses to “Journal 2013-14

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  4. Do you think that we have entered summer? Your blog and my own barometer agree: temperatures are climbing up, up…
    Too soon, isn’t it?

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    • It’s not pretty, Evelyne, as early April temps push and break records, accentuating an already parched landscape. Spring, it seems, is all but over, as we gather our Wagyu X calves today to process before shipping to Idaho around the 1st of May, 2-3 weeks earlier than normal, that may not be soon enough for optimal gains. If I were to guess, because only fools and newcomers, they say, dare predict weather in California, it looks like a long, hot summer. Not a newcomer, I often fall into that ‘foolish’ category.

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