Monday, December 31, 2007

First Week of 2008

Well it's the last day of 2007 -- wow -- time sure does fly.

It looks like 2008 will arrive on the chilly side for much of the nation. It will be snowy from the Great Lakes into New England.

With the exception of a new storm moving onshore in the west, most of us should be sunny and dry this week.

It will be windy at times, especially from the Rocky Mountains into the center of the country. (Texas up to Minnesota)

The weather will turn a bit more active heading into the first full weekend of 2008.

Portions of the south are finally seeing some decent rainfall. Some sections of Alabama recorded over 3 inches of rain this past weekend.

About a half dozen stations have seen 4 to 5 inches of rain since Christmas.

Did you know you can pull a precipitation summary for your state, and even your county?

From the CoCoRaHS website, click on View Data at the top of the page. Once that loads, scroll down to "Total Precipitation Summary" -- which is under the Summary Reports section.

Then, click it and select your state. If you want, you can zoom down to your county.

As a test, pick Alabama and then Dale County (DL). Choose the date range of December 1 through December 31.

There are 4 stations in that county and all have seen some really generous moisture from Mother Nature.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly north east Wisconsin's Winter will come to halt this coming weekend. Good thing our playoff game is scheduled for next weekend. Forecasters are tossing around a high near 50F on Sunday. It would've been quite the bizzarro world had there been a January playoff game at Lambeau and the temp be in the 50s.

    Maybe it will not warm as much as the current predictions. I will keep my fingers crossed.

    Happy New Year! Go Pack!