High of 61, low of 52 today. BRRRRRRR!!!!!! :-@
I am watering the lawn today.
It's February 7, and here in WNY, we've had no winter. It's like we're living 200 or so miles south or 500 miles east along the coast. It's been the 2nd warmest winter ever recorded in Buffalo (Warm Winter).
Here in the Southern Tier where we normally measure snow cover in feet not inches by this time of year, we don't have any snow on the ground except on the forested north facing slopes of hills. The traditional "ice castle" at the Winter Carnival in Mayville will not be happening this year because Chautauqua Lake isn't frozen. Snowmobile tourism is a big deal in this county as we have hundreds of miles of groomed trails that attract snowmobilers from all over the East and Midwest, but there has probably only been about 2 weeks when there was enough snow on the ground to even get the sleds out.
With Lake Erie at 36 degrees and unlikely to freeze this year, we'll remain vulnerable to lake effect snow storms through March. The thing is, since we haven't gotten any arctic blasts yet, will we get any at all? Apparently, the frigid air masses from northern Canada that usually give us cold and snow from November through March either aren't developing or aren't sinking far enough south to reach us.
Where ever winter is, it ain't here.
Saturday - high of 65, light breeze (great for golf)
Sunday - high 43 (@ 9:00 am), windy and continued falling, then snowed an inch starting @ 5:00
IP we were told we were going to get 6 inches too with less to the South. Turns out we got hardly anything. By the time the second wave got here early this morning it was warm enough to be rain. Hardly budged my commute time...
How can the two local TV weather stations (Vipir and Titan), claim to be able to forecast the weather better than the other when they use the same radar images from Eglin AFB and Tallahassee Regional Airport and the same information from the national weather service? And get this: they've screwed up the forecasts all this past week!! I don't get it. :wall: :science: :facepalm:
Anyway, it's cold and clammy on the FL panhandle today. I don't need Vipir and Titan radar to tell me that. Not a pleasant day.
.....Even up north the snowfall totals are unimpressive.
Got hit with a foot of snow last Fri. The impulse to complain about it has not arisen, since we have yet to see winter this year.