This blog has turned into a forum for snow-fans this winter. I really enjoy sharing info with everyone and reading all of your comments.
We all realize that we are now on the down-side of winter, with the February sun angle increasing a little every day, thus making it a little more difficult for moderately cold air to produce snow versus rain. In other words, what would typically be a snowstorm in January with borderline temperatures, would be just rain this late in the season.
I say all this because the pattern change expected to begin on President’s Day weekend will produce only marginal conditions for snow, even by January standards. So, you know the rest of the story…
In any event, even though prospects look a little dim into next week, there is still hope for the week after. Climatological studies of peak times for snowstorms around here point to the last week or so of February as prime time, so all is not lost. Plus, I’ll never forget the “superstorm” of March 1993; a massive winter storm that came on the heels of spring-like warmth just prior.
Posted by Jim Duncan