Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feels Like A Broken Record

I don't know about you -- but this winter feels like a broken record in terms of the weather.

I looked at the weather maps today and same ole same ole -- wintry weather once again skirting the northern tier and Great Lakes, windy in the plains, high fire danger along the Front Range of the Rockies, high mountain snow showers, a new storm moving into the west, etc.

In Denver, we have only had 0.17 inches of precipitation since January 1. It all came in the form of very light, fluffy snow.

We've had enough wind to power a city skyline -- but that is actually pretty common this time of the year.

Over the next couple of days, we will see a chance for severe weather pop up once again in the lower Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys.

Over the Great Lakes, New England and vicinity -- colder than normal temperatures are anticipated this weekend.

I read a neat article earlier this month about NOAA fire weather experts helping with the Australia fires. Click here.


  1. I agree with the broken record analogy. We had 2 days of temps above 40 and now we are going back down below freezing with a winter weather warning. I like the snow, but its getting old. I guess the groundhog was right.

  2. I like to think of this Winter as a long funky jam, instead of a broken record. Bring on the weather! It's been fun up here in the western Great Lakes. :)

  3. Thanks for linking the NOAA Fire Weather story. Good to see that one of local NWS people from the Spokane office went down under to support their efforts.

    During my career with the National Park Service I was (and still am) qualified for Incident Command System (ICS) duties. I’ve worked with many NOAA NWS Fire Forecasters over the years on several large wildland fires in the west.

  4. Winter's not over in NYS yet but I am NOT complaining about today. It's 53 degrees and sunny here in Ithaca...and I saw the first snowdrops starting to sprout down in the valley.

    They'll get buried when winter wins the next round...and winter will win several more rounds before it's over...but they're always the very first sign that winter's grip is breaking.