A winter weather forecast

A view of Diamond Mountain, from Lassen High School's agriculture fields, 1916. Courtesy of D.M. Durst Collection
A view of Diamond Mountain, from Lassen High School’s agriculture fields, 1916. Courtesy of D.M. Durst Collection

While compiling an article about winter weather for the December issue of the Northern California Traveler, I thought the following would be interest, since Diamond Mountain’s current dusting of snow.

In the local columns of Susanville’s  Lassen Advocate of October 22, 1909, the paper reported: “The weather prophets say if the thin coating of snow on the summit of Diamond Mountain lasts any considerable time without melting, we may expect a light snowfall this winter. Some of those weather prophets have been watching this indicator for thirty years or more, and ought to know.” Those prophets were correct in their observation, as it turned out to be a dry cold winter, most of the Honey Lake Valley was fogged in during the month of January.

As to my prediction, ask me in March.

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