Tuesday, June 2: Weather, Weather Everywhere

Last summer due to a clerical error the rain that was scheduled to go to California ended up falling in Yellowstone. It was a predominant factor in our activities and ridership on the tour boat (you obviously don’t want to sit inside a fully enclosed, heated tour boat when rain is falling). Sadly, I have bad news for California: we’re getting your rain again. Since arriving we’ve had 2 days without precipitation.

As I was preparing to send out the last post the campground was covered in an inch thick blanket of very wet snow. Snow fell steadily until about noon when it turned to rain. But before it pulled a disappearing act we made a point of getting Braeten outside for her first romp in snow. Her reaction to the the cold wet white stuff reminded me of Scrat, the squirrel from Ice Age. She got real low and bounded about like an ice cube in a fry pan.

Is there a legal limit to cute?

Is there a legal limit to cute?

Braeten running in the snow

Braeten running in the snow

And it snowed...

And it snowed…

My official check in date is fast approaching, which doesn’t really mean much since I checked in early when Mary Ann checked in. It does mean my coworkers will soon show up and we’ll all begin working the following day. I got called in yesterday to assist with the coast guard inspections that are taking place for our tour boat.

For all the rain we’ve had the area only received 90% of the average snowfall. As a result the lake level is somewhat lower than normal and way below where it was last year when we received about 140% of the average.

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