Snowfall Records for December 2008
Snowfall Shows Global Cool Down in 2008-2009
All over the world, the weather has been a bit weird. There seems to be a cool down, despite the Global warming. In fact according to the Old Farmer's Almanac: Global cooling may be underway for winter 2008-2009. The Farmer's Almanac claims an accuracy rating near 80%. That is more than we can say for most weather reporters.
Snow Lining the Road and Trees
From the Farmer's Almanac
This information is taken right off the Farmer's Almanac site
"For 2008-2009, we are forecasting a 'numbing' winter, with below-average temperatures for at least two thirds of the country," reveals Farmers' Almanac weather guru Caleb Weatherbee in the publication's 2009 edition, which hits newsstands on August 26, 2008.
"Only the Far West and Southeast will see near-normal temperatures. Few, if any, locations will enjoy many above-normal temperature days this upcoming season."
The Farmers' Almanac is also calling for heavy snow in the Great Lakes and Plains regions this winter, with a rainy season in the South, and close to normal precipitation in most other regions of the country.
Editor Peter Geiger says the combination of skyrocketing prices for home heating fuel and the bone-chilling cold predicted for the coming winter could be "catastrophic."
"There's no doubt in my mind that this winter is going to be devastating for a lot of people. Anyone hoping for a break this year is going to have to dig in and dig deep into their wallets," says Geiger."
Breaking Snowfall records for December 2008
It is said that Winter 2008-2009 will be the snowiest in years. Here is a partial list of some of the breaking snowfall records for December 2008.
Winter Streets at Night
Green Bay, WI snow for Dec. 2008 (according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette)48.9 inches: December snowfall record buried the previous record of 36.4 inches, set in December 1887.
Spokane, WA Winter
Bismarck, N.D. Looking at Bridge
Las Vegas Had Snow during the 2008-2009 Winter
Sellwood Bridge, Portland, Oregon Snowfall
Sellwood Bridge, Portland, OregonPortland, OR snowfall for Dec. 2008 totaled 18.9 inches. December also marked the second-snowiest month in Portland's recorded history, bested only by the remarkable 41 inches of snow that fell on the Rose City in January, 1950.
Houston, TX, snow ties 64 year old record on Dec 11, 2008.
Coeur d'alene, ID, 25.0 in. Dec 18, 2008. This broke the record of 16.0 in. Feb. 26, 1955.
Eustis, ME, 41.8 in. Dec 22, 2008. This broke the record of 29.8 in in. Feb. 15, 2007.
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