Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cold La Nina Strikes Again! Back into the Deep Freeze Tonight

The cold La Nina of 2010-11 strikes again. We finally warmed back up a bit last week here at home, but an unsually strong jet stream that is much farther south than normal continues to play havoc with the weather across the country. By the end of the month only California and Washington will have had above average temperatures this winter. It is the coldest La Nina since at least 1917. Our weather will once again average about 10 degrees below average this week. If there is good news it is this chilly pattern is more conducive for us receiving rainfall. Usually we are lucky to see a good rain every couple weeks in a La Nina but we have another good shot at rain Tuesday and at least two more good rain chances after that in the next 12 days. Keep the hot chocolate handy and those warm thoughts. At least climatologically we are past the coldest part of our winter.

Tonight make sure to join me  and we will take a look at how low we will go in your neighborhood and who will have to protect the pipes. I will check back with you here on the blog this evening.

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