Gary is off today but I’m pretty sure its a scheduled day off and he didn’t win the lottery last night. But a winning tickets was sold in Missouri. I’m not much into gambling, I certainly wouldn’t bet on us breaking the drought any time soon. So, with that written, I’ve got blog duties today and oh boy there is so much to talk about. (written with a sarcastic tone) If you like warm temperatures, then I am sure you are not complaining. For me, we are heading into December, I want it to be in the 40s for high temperatures but that is not going to happen for at least the first 7 days of December.
A storm does move into the midwest a week from Saturday but once again it looks to miss us. Look at the rainfall potential thru 192 hours on the overnight GFS. Its one model but its just a continuation of this dry weather pattern.
We get too little while the west coast gets too much. Northern Califoria, western Oregon & Washington state get, in some instances, more than 15 inches of rain and of course snow in the higher elevations. Most, if not all, of that precip falls between today & Saturday.
With no rain in the forecast today or tomorrow, its safe to say this will be the 8th straight month that precipitation has finished below average. Here is the list;
April……………. -1.77″ (Normal is 3.73″)
May…………….. -4.23″ (Normal is 5.23″)
June……………. -2.77″ (Normal is 5.23″)
July…………….. -3.96″ (Normal is 4.45″)
August…………. -1.86″ (Normal is 3.89″)
September……. -1.73″ (Normal is 4.62″)
October……….. -2.13″ (Normal is 3.16″)
November……. -0.79 (Normal is 2.15″)
So for the year we are below average by 16.32 inches or precipitation. On top of that, December is a dry month on average. The average precip in December is a scant 1.53″ of precipitation with an average of 4.8 inches of snow. So it appears betting on a wet & stormy month of December would be like winning the lottery, a long shot!