Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Breck is Back...

After 12 days of having nothing to do and all day to do it, it was actually fun to be back forecasting weather again.  Sure it was a crappy day, but that will only make us appreciate those nice warm March & April days coming in another 6-8 weeks.  Since I don't work outdoors, today's 40 degree temps actually felt OK because I was dressed for it and didn't have to stand out waiting for a bus in 15-20 mph winds.  But for many I know today was cold, wet & RAW !!!    Better weather is on tap for tomorrow as the rains will shift south & east and clearing skies approach from the west & north.  Highs will still require sweaters & jackets as we not see 60+ again until somethime next week.

During the past 2 weeks, the U.S. Snow Cover increased from 37% of the country to 62%.  Some of the drought areas in the plains got snow but they need way more to fight their way back to normal/average.  As the snow melts, that should help start raising the water levels in the Mississippi River farther to our north.  Hopefully the current storm track stays around and brings more rainy/snowy weather?  Stay tuned!

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