DeathValley.ai[5]California always has to chart its own course.  While the rest of the country is inundated with snow, ice, rain and freezing temperatures, California is basking in dry, warm weather…but, it’s not a good thing.  We are in a serious drought.

Warm temperatures in the state are breaking records established decades ago, or longer.  San Francisco, which normally registers about 55 degrees this time of year, was 73 degrees last week, breaking a record previously established in 1878.

Snow pack in the mountains, 8” at Donner Summit, has not been this low since 1946.  At .20”, it is the third driest January on record since 1850, and the reservoirs in the state are at dangerously low levels.  Take a look at these striking before and after photos (click here).

We highlight these disturbing statics because California grows the majority of the nation’s produce.  Here is a short list of commodities and the percentage grown in California:

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Bell Peppers – 50%              Cauliflower – 89%                Broccoli – 94%

Leaf Lettuce – 90%               Spinach – 83%                      Avocado – 95%

Peaches – 84%                      Strawberries – 88%              Plums – 97%

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