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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Winter is Here

It finally happened: winter is here. It is about 2 1/2 months late, but I'm not complaining. Usually, we have about 5 months of winter here, November through March. When people ask if it snows much, I usually say, "It isn't that it snows so much, it is more that when it does, you can expect that snow to be around until April.

But this year has been different. Last year we had six feet of snow on the ground by Christmas. This year, there was a few dustings in the mountains around Christmas and then it got warm in January. We set records for almost every day in the first half of January for the daily highs. About two weeks ago I walked outside of my office and it actually felt like spring. There was even some heady talk of winter not showing up at all this year. Fat chance.

It has snowed nearly a foot in about 24 hours accross the whole country.

Winter is here: finally.


  • Weird weather. The Eastern U.S. and a lot of Northern Europe were all getting this freaky spring-like weather, and then Kaboom! Winter struck with a vengeance. The Northwest, where I live, was supposed to have above-normal temperatures and not much precipitation this winter. We've had cold temperatures and snow up the yinyang. Go figure.

    By Anonymous Tom Harper, at 11:23 PM  

  • Yeah, I sure hope that snow moves a little south. I'm planning a trip to Mammoth in March.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 12:12 AM  

  • The unpredictability of the climate these days is the one that literally screws us up every possible way. This just migh be the prelude for things to come.

    By Anonymous pekka, at 6:27 AM  

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