Friday, December 25, 2009

Cloudy, Wet, Windy, Warm, Brown, Muddy Christmas

I wonder if it was a day like today when Irving Berlin wrote the song "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas?" I'm sure Santa had to put the wheels on his sleigh last night since the snow that we've had over the last week is all gone now. All that remains are tiny little piles where the snow had been pushed aside. The temperature rose throughout the night to 46F (8C). I think we've reached our high for the day now and temperatures should begin to slowly fall throughout the day down to 25F (-4C) overnight tonight. We might even see some snow showers later this evening. The heavy rain that was promised though never developed across our area. Total rain since midnight is has only been 0.18 inches (4.5mm). Forecasts called for up to 2 inches (50mm) of rainfall. The big spoiler for today though may turn out to be the winds. Winds are out of the southeast this morning and will shift to the southwest later in the day as low pressure tracks to the northwest. Winds have been gusty this morning with a maximum gust of 30mph. The power has already blinked a couple of times this morning which makes me a bit nervous. Could the power go out today? Our wait for a big snowstorm continues.

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