Friday, January 2, 2009

Dec. Re-Cap

First let's get this storm out of the way. Front is weakening as it is approaching. Still, a decent batch of moisture is aimed at us as we speak. Gonna hold with 5-10 inches, will have to see what happens with the cold post frontal showers. The rest of the weekend will be cold.

December, after a bad start, ended up fairly good for us. Temps ended up 3.4 degrees below normal for the month. We have averaged -3.8 for Dec. the past two years and -.3 over the past 10 years. We have netted -3.4 over the past 10 years, so Dec. continues to lower our avg. temp for the month.

Precip was at 85% of normal with just over 4ft. reported at the airport which is where these figures are tracked. Obviously much more fell on the mountains. Most people thought I was crazy on Dec. 12th when it was 65 degrees and the mountain was brown and I said we would finish the month with over 100". Well Northstar finished the month with 77" at mid-mtn. and 116" on top. Along the crest reports averaged over 120" or over 10 ft. for the 2 week period. Not too bad.

Ridge still set to move in next week with temps in the 40's with tons of sun. Temps in the 50's with tons of sun the following week. The pattern should begin to change around the weekend of the 18th. BA

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