It’s March, 2018, and the folks in charge are lying to you about basically everything, including rainfall and walnuts in California.

     

“The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies—all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.”

George Orwell, from “1984“, 1949

 

 

 

November 9, 2016 – California’s record walnut crop

April 13, 2017 – As of Thursday morning, the northern Sierra had achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced.

Sep 12, 2017 – Walnut Crop Expected to be Down 5%

Sep 15, 2017 – Walnut growers set to harvest smaller crop

February 1, 2018 – A walnut production record this year in California?

Despite the drought and low chill hours, the USDA is forecasting a record California walnut harvest of 575000 tons statewide, up 1 percent from last year.

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the set of quotes up above, the folks in charge are lying to you about basically everything, including rainfall and walnuts in California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2015 – Record walnut crops undercutting prices

 

November 9, 2016 – California’s record walnut crop

California not only grows three-fourths of the world’s walnuts, but this harvest looks to be huge. Here’s the scoop.

 

March 8, 2017 – California storms: Wettest water year, so far, in 122 years

 

April 7, 2017 – California governor declares end to drought emergency

 

April 7, 2017 – The California drought is officially over, but next could be ‘around the corner’

 

Apr 8, 2017 – Historic California drought over for now, governor says

 

April 13, 2017 – After 63 feet of snow, Northern California mountains break record for wettest water year

A mind-boggling 751 inches of snow have pummeled the Sugar Bowl ski area near Lake Tahoe this winter. It’s emblematic of a record season for precipitation in California’s northern Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the abrupt end to a historic drought.

As of Thursday morning, the northern Sierra had achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced.

The precipitation has come practically nonstop since October. Every single month except November produced above-average amounts.

 

Sep 12, 2017 – Walnut Crop Expected to be Down 5% 

 

Sep 15, 2017 – Walnut growers set to harvest smaller crop

 

October 10, 2017 – Very wet 2017 water year ends in California | NOAA Climate.gov

Across the Northern Sierra Mountains, where the highest rainfall amounts were recorded, an eight-station average of precipitation totals during the 2016-2017 water year reached 94.7 inches, the highest on record and over six inches higher than the previous record set in 1982-8

 

December 12, 2017 – California isn’t yet in a drought despite dry December 

 

December 25, 2017 – Where’s the rain? California could suffer an unusually dry winter from San Francisco to Los Angeles

 

February 1, 2018 – A walnut production record this year in California?

Despite the drought and low chill hours, the USDA is forecasting a record California walnut harvest of 575000 tons statewide, up 1 percent from last year.

 

February 6, 2018 – What’s the chance for a ‘normal’ rain year now? Grim, if history is a gauge

 

February 18, 2018 – California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in

“We’re expecting some records to fall.” Snow was expected to dust the Santa Cruz and Big Sur mountains early Monday, causing slick roads on Highways 17, 35 and 9.

 

March 1, 2018 – Big storm to bring up to seven feet of snow to California’s Sierra Nevada

 

March 2, 2018 – California blizzard: Tahoe buried in ‘extremely deep powder’

Weather forecasters say the Sierra Nevada could be smothered by as much as eight feet of new snowfall as a large, cold artic storm sweeps throug the west.

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