2/10ths of an inch of snow fell Wednesday in the metro area.
Trace of snow reported on the ground 7pm yesterday.
5.4" snow has fallen so far in December, 2.7" less than average, to date.
8.4" snow has fallen so far this winter season, nearly 10" less than average, to date.
62 F. high in Baltimore Wednesday, breaking the old record high of 61, set in 1956.
"Let's do something fun this year (if we ever get a decent snowstorm)l How about (unofficially) naming them after the early immigrants of Minnesota? Why let the hurricane states have all the fun?!"
- Dawn Hill
P.S. Perhaps you could continue through the alphabet each year rather than start anew so we could get to "Ole"
Ole (Nor.) !!
- No Q -
* photo credit above here.
Dear Dawn - love the idea. If we ever get a real storm again I would consider giving this a shot! The Grand Forks Herald newspaper tried this back in the 70s - named Red River storms after famous politicians and local hockey players. Yes, maybe we should give this a try. - PD
"According to the Texas Forest Service, as many as 500 million trees in the state -- roughly 10 percent of the forests there -- have been killed within the last year alone as a result of 2011's bizarre lack of rainfall." - from an article below at treehugger.com.
New Years Day, 2012. The GFS forecast for January 1 shows a massive ridge of high pressure over the Plains states, hinting at unusually mild weather east of the Rockies. This map looks like something out of late October or early November.
Still Waiting For Winter. The 500 mb (18,000) foot forecast winds for January 6 show a persistent westerly "zonal" flow through the first week of January. There's little chance of any bitter, arctic air through the first 10 days or so of January.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota: