This is cause for a Grand Celebration. In the Cadillac Desert, water is the ultimate luxury.
On the other hand, if you've been holding your breath, waiting to get up into the Sierra to go for a nice backpacking trip...you'd better bring your longjohns, and maybe your crampons. There's a ton of snow up there. 150% of normal. In feet, that means that at about 8,000 feet, there's about six feet of snow.
(Granite Lake, tucked into the north side of a mountain at 8,500 feet, was completely snowed in and iced over.)
But this year, I think we're going to have re-adjust our calendars. It could very well be that in 2010, June is the new May, and July is the new June. And for the higher elevations, we might not be able to really get in there until late August or September.
Which is a lovely time of year...but we want to go NOW!