Archive for the Weather Blog Category

Looking into Winter 2014-15

Yes, it’s early to be thinking about what Winter 2014-15 may hold for us. But don’t let that stop us from having some fun! The Pacific Ocean is a vast heat reservoir. Remember that water has  high specific heat capacity, meaning that it takes a long time to heat up and cool down. The larger […]


March Outlook 3/8/14

The first week of March was amazingly cold with temperatures averaging greater than 15 degrees below normal! Not surprisingly, the Arctic air mass was very dry with little opportunity for significant snow. With the Polar Vortex swirling in eastern Canada, all of the storms were shunted well to our south. That cold snap is over, […]


Game Over For Winter? Update 2/22/14

The long anticipated and dreaded thaw has come to pass. Rainfall amounts are generally an inch-plus on Friday. The deep snow cover has absorbed much of it, although the low-lying swampy areas and lakes are quite slushy. Remnant snow pack is generally 1-2 feet in the woods. Open areas around town hold less snow, but […]