I know it doesn't make it easier to go hiking this winter, and yes, we've had a few storms, and another one or more is on the way. But we really do need a long wet winter this year. Last year was way below normal, and things are just plain dry.
Take a look at this photo of Donnell Reservoir on the Stanislaus River, and you'll see what we mean.
Dean Martin was right. So was Bing Crosby. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!