|Ben Brissey with his weather maps - always running.|
We are in between the deserts and the ocean with its coastal flow. We also have four different mini-climates in the valley. Wetter in the west in the winter, but drier in the summer.
Ben works during the day at the Bear Mountain ski resort and one of his tasks is to plan snow making for them. It's not just a question of being cold, it's all to do with humidity as well. You can actually make snow above freezing point if it's dry enough. If you want to know the weather up here click on Ben's link to the right of the columns here.