Many folks are complaining about the lack of snow, something you will never hear from me. I was interested to see how far behind we actually are.
Part of the reason we are low on snow are the warm temperatures. How warm? Yesterday marked the 16th day of above normal temperatures for December. To date-December 2011 is 15 degrees warmer than last year's temperatures. The experts have been keeping track of December's temperatures since 1871 and 2011 falls in the top 20% of the 141 years.
All the warmth and rain is just fine with me, but I wanted to know exactly how much snow this area normally sees this time of year. I went to the National Snow Analyses sight. (Did you know there was one???!)
Snow Depth, 2009
2010 Snow Depth
Current Snow Depth
Wow. What a difference. Yesterday, it was 50 degrees.
Wonderful, but I am not naive enough to think this balmy weather will last all winter. It will snow, sooner or later!