Time is ticking toward spring.
As if the Crocus & Daffodil heads popping up aren’t sign enough, I even have a ‘spring countdown clock’ half way down the right side of this page.
But neither of those things are why I wrote this post. Instead, it’s the questions people are asking me almost everywhere I go right now. “Is winter over? No real snow for the valley floor this year, is that right?” Well, here are four things I know for sure:
- Statistically, January & February are the most likely times for a decent I-5 corridor snow storm.
- Whoops, January is ending unusually dry & mild
- This same thing happened in the La Nina winter of 1988-89, too, then February turned very, very cold
- So far, the major trend for winter cold this year takes it everywhere but the west (see my graphics)