Friday, April 25, 2008

LA dwellers - remember April, 2002?

"Anchorage, Alaska, received 28.6 inches of snow on the
16th and 17th. This far surpasses the previous snowfall
record of 15.6 inches set on December 29, 1955.
The snow fell at a rate of up to two inches per
hour for much of the 16th, and schools were closed
and flights canceled as a result of the storm."
~ Summary of weather ~

Other snow storms were devastating various
utilities, flight patterns and towns of our nation
that year. The late snow, for us, melted rather
quick and was good water level increase for
lakes and streams - that can't be a bad thing.

April 2002 - on the 15th, temperatures soared into
the mid to upper 90s in Nebraska. 97 degrees
in McCook, Nebraska that day and St. Paul,
Minnesota recorded 90*, but had 4 - 7 inches
of snow on the ground 2 weeks previous to the
heat wave (up to 20 inches (51 cm) of snow fell
overnight in Wisconsin on the 28th). I think
"Al" had to postpone another warming
conference
due to the storms that year.
Don't take my word - google it.

I find no information, as of yet, regarding today's
snow cover on an official basis. This could be
because snow, if only light, is still falling.
In our yard, the "divine" measurement was
recorded at 22" by the update at 2230 this
evening. This would be a 14 hour span if you
consider that the first snow flakes of the day
were seen around 0830. Isn't that a record?

"Tonight...
Snow. Additional snow accumulation
8 to 15 inches. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Light winds. "


We'll just see about that...


1 opinionated prattle:

Stan said...

What a great dump and a perfect way to end the winter (for you). also helps you escape de-watering the back yard, what water you drained has now been made up in excess so it is no longer your fault. Blame naturee if your neighbors house floats down tothe end of the cul-de-sac. Not your fault.

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