Friday, February 1, 2008

Another Wintry Blast

Snow and ice is once again wreaking havoc on a large piece of real-estate this winter, stretching from the Texas panhandle across Oklahoma and Missouri into the Great Lakes.

I would hate to be traveling by air today as there are growing delays at many of the key U.S. hubs, including Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Salt Lake City. That will impact several airlines, in particlar United and Delta.

It is just me or does it seems like this has been a very active winter, with a storm trek that has favored locations in the central and northern tier of the nation?

The poor mountains of the west of been slammed with snow -- which is good -- that means plenty of drinking water this summer.

However, even the mountains are struggling at times to keep up with the almost weekly total of 1-3 feet they have been getting.

Many Colorado ski resorts have seen snow on 55-60 of the last 65 days. Bases are running 75 to 100 inches, and over that at Wolf Creek!

ATTENTION INDIANA RESIDENTS: There is a Severe Weather Workshop on March 1 in Greenwood. Click here to learn more.


  1. Indeed it has been an active Winter. Loving it, because this is how we all remember Winter as kids.

    Green Bay, WI - NWS
    Snow Continues to Pile Up in Green Bay

    My backyard, OSNW3.
    Seasonal Snowfall
    Days With Measurable Snow

  2. I have a question on how to enter a flooding value on the form. We live at the top of a hill and never get flooded. Sometimes with a heavy rain the ditches on the sides of the road may show some water build up or water can be seen streaming down the road, but that's as bad as it gets. With all the dry weather we've had in Maryland, when I'm entering my .02" and look at the flooding values, I wish there was one that says 'You've got to be kidding!'. PS- Just got 1.33" Nice!