2011-11-28 23:37:48.000 – Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
While quite a few of you out there are probably enjoying the unseasonably warm weather (if you live in the northeast), I am not one of those people. In fact, the weather over the last several days has been downright depressing for me. For at least the third time in this still young winter season, we have built up a bit of a snowpack only to see it dwindle away shortly after. This time, last week’s coastal storm that dropped nearly 10 inches of new snow has almost completely succumbed to temperatures averaging around 15 degrees above normal for this time of year.
I always try to remember this time of year that it is still very early, and things can and will turn around eventually. Last November was very similar to this year, and by January everyone had forgotten how warm the start of the winter was. The problem is that I am just too impatient to really want to wait for that to get here!
In the mean time, I will try to look on the bright side of things. For example, this coming Wednesday’s shift change will likely make a fourth (I think) in a row that we will be able to complete with just our 4WD van, and no chains. This makes the trip up and down the mountain quicker, smoother, and generally easier.
Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist