Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Meteorology of winter in Wisconsin
We got our first snow (2.3 inches, a record) on October 21st. That melted, of course, and then the Friday after the election we got some more. That melted, naturally, and then on December 1st it came down pretty good. That melted, in due course, and then it got just plain gloomy. Then the sun came out and with it a howling arctic chill that froze the lake, to the delight of the ice boaters. But that was then. Now it's warm again, the snow is disappearing, there's mud everywhere and fog as far as the eye can see (not very).
Welcome to Wisconsin in December -- and winter hasn't even started!