Well, obviously there is no snow today, as I mentioned in my last post. I was hopeful, but the pattern this Winter has been for the models to show a storm, only to take it away a day or so before the event. Some of the issues we are having is a lack of blocking over Canada, and an El Nino that just wont give up. Although, the warm temps we have been seeing are not record breakers, and for the past many years we have had warm Januarys. Actually, back in 1982-83 we had a similar Winter pattern to what we are currently experiencing, and that February this area had a blizzard. So there is hope.
All this being said, and I hesitate to type this, but the models are again showing a snow storm this coming Saturday. I almost didn't say anything, but I would rather tell you now just in case it does happen. But then again, given the pattern this Winter, we may not see anything. One of the models which has been doing well thus far is showing the storm, and the Farmer's Almanac predicts a snow storm this weekend .... I am not saying this will be a blizzard, nor am I certain we will see snow; but I will be watching and keep you posted. Here is what the local NWS stated in their forecast discussion to local meteorologists: "STORM SYSTEM MAY AFFECT RGN BY THE WKEND."
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