Tuesday, December 19, 2006

First Day of Winter

Winter officially arrives at 6:22 p.m. on December 21st. Don't expect the weather to follow suit. We are going to be on the warm side of a major winter storm traversing the country beginning Wednesday night. Warm = rain. Maybe some freezing rain or drizzle, but the best chance for that will be to our north. Enough cold air could wrap into the system by late Thursday night and Friday to produce some snow, but it isn't expected to accumulate. Our chances for a white Christmas have pretty much disappeared (not that they ever really existed, with the recent warm spell). No other big storms are in the immediate future, as mild Pacific air will continue to flow into the region.

I fear January. Despite this being an El NiƱo winter, I am afraid January could end up being the exact opposite of December. This fear isn't backed up by any scientific reasoning; it just seems that these things have a way of balancing themselves out eventually.


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