Just checking in on this thread for the 1st time in 2019. How would you summarize winter for you so far Phil?
I’d call it a mixed bag. The local weather pattern has been behaving sort of weird since last summer, and this winter has continued that theme to some extent.
- So much rainy, stormy gloom..2018 was our wettest year on record by a long shot and that pattern has continued into 2019, albeit in cold-season form (more sunshine and dry NW flow in-between storms). Still, not even a hint of a warm/dry regime right now.
- One solid 10-12” snowstorm. An early season snowfall back in the second week of November. Other than that, not much else in the winter precip department. A few snow squalls here and there, but nothing impactful.
- Moderate temperatures. No single digit lows or sub-20 highs here yet. Quick hitting waves..haven’t really been punching into the warm sectors of storms much. Lots of quick, pulsey fronts but none of the heavy, overpowering wind events yet (though it’s still a bit early for that). Quick hitting systems in general.
So, sort of a muted/hesitant feel to the pattern so far, almost as if Mother Nature is planning something nefarious down the road. What exactly that might entail..who knows? 🤓