Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January Rain

Slush in my yard.
Picture added just for the sake of media.
Ha, what a winter already.

Last year (2010/11) a weather agency released a forecast calling for a long and cold winter. And it was! Many -20 weeks, and a couple -30 days thrown in for good measure.

So this year (2011/12) the same weather agency made another forecast - even colder and longer than last year.

Well, so far, they've been extremely wrong. It's currently +4 and raining. The seasonal average calls for a maximum of -4, lows of -14. So yea, way warmer than average. Snow at the nordic center is starting to suffer. Chinook winds are blowing debris all over the place. Really feels like late April skiing, not early season.