Saturday Chill Sans Festive Flurries

Snow Drought Starts the Season


The first dusting of snow is late in coming this year. Again this Saturday morning an arctic cold front has passed dry with nary a flake of snow for most. To fellow snow lovers, never was heard a more discouraging word.


This is actually the 3rd time that a coating has eluded us and likely a sign of a developing snow drought.


This is the same front that proved treacherous in Chicago on Friday morning where the rush to work crawled to a halt and hundreds of accidents occurred during an ill-timed, sudden snow squall. A half inch of snow did the slippery trick then.


As for activities this Saturday morning, runners will need to bundle up. Charity 5Kers in Russell (OLB) and Huntington (Pullman for Covenant School) will find the thermals and snuggies appropo to combat the 20 degree wind chills.


By noon I will be joining in the fun of the South Charleston Christmas parade as Santa heads over to Oakes Field. The sun will shine brightly and any morning flurry will be long gone.


Ditto for the South Shore Kentucky parade which will kick off at 2pm sharp with the temperature at 35 degrees and a B and B sky, aka bright and brisk.


Hunters at mountain lodges should prep for a frigid Saturday night with lows deep down in the teens if not at 10 degrees.


As for the snow drought of 2011, it appears the week ahead will be too warm for snow, so we may well be a week before Christmas without any snow on the ground. Sounds like a Miracle on Main Street may be needed this year to get a White Christmas.




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