Well, here it comes again! The snow is really coming down across Lafayette this afternoon. This is no surprise. I really thought our heaviest snow that would fall from this complex system would be during our Friday afternoon and evening. Please be careful out there. There will be a quick two to three inches of snow by 7 p.m. Last night we surpassed last winter in snowfall and we were up to 32.8 inches. So we will add to this total. Keep in mind during a normal season we only see 22.4 inches of snow. Last year which will always be remembered as our blizzard year, we had 32.1 inches of snow. This is now Lafayette's snowiest winter since 2002-03 when we had just over 41 inches.
Now at the rate we are going I think we could break 40 inches. The La Nina will stay strong through Spring and I think it will bring at least 6 or more inches of snow over the next few weeks and once the snow melts we will have to worry about severe weather. But that is a story for another day. Stay patient and I will let you know why this winter is well on its way to being our stormiest ever in addition to how we stack up against all the other winters for snowfall.
I have been battling the Lafayette flu for the past week, but feel my second wind coming now. I ran a hard 6.25 miles today and my legs and strength are back!This means the blog will be lit up with pictures and great stuff once again. I look forward to catching up with you after a bit of lost time. Wait to you see the WOLF PARK LUNAR ECLIPSE and PAUL HADFIELD DECATUR ECLIPSE....incredible! I wanted to thank Steph for a great hair-cut today and sticking up for me after all of this crazy weather this winter. She reminded a couple customers that I only forecast the weather and absolutely do not make the weather. Sometimes that is a nice reminder for all of us. But based on some of the stats I just shared with you above I understand why some are really upset and on edge with this winter. Maybe I could print up some T-Shirts that say we all survived the Winter of 2007-08. It may go down as one of our roughest winters since the blizzard years of the 1970s that is for sure. Check back and I will have the cold hard facts, and also talk about 50 degree weather possible next week for the warmer weather lovers. Patience! See you soon.