Sunday, December 13, 2009

Overnight Surprise

Overnight Saturday into Sunday morning a heavy band of rain moved through the area bringing 1.32 inches of rain. This was a real shocker to me since the last report I'd heard was that only 0.25 inches was likely. Some very minor flooding occurred as a result of the heavy rain and still frozen ground. In addition to the rain being heavy, it began as freezing rain since temperatures were very close to 32F. In fact, the morning low was 32.5F at 2:45am. From that point on, the temperature began to rise as winds began to shift from the SE to the SW.

If only it had been just a few degrees colder here at the ground and a few thousand feet up above. Had that been the case, we would have nearly 13 inches of snow on the ground right now. Oh well. Our time will soon come and winter will strike our area too.

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