Friday, March 13, 2009
The Long Winter
The long winter continues.......After relatively mild weather through January and most of February, winter came back for at least one last blast this week. Several inches of snow fell in northern Idaho followed by a very strong cold snap. Night temperatures after the storm fell below zero across the inland northwest, breaking records across the region. As snow has many words in different languages, it can have a different feel depending upon temperature. Cold snow, that in the teens or single digits has an almost stiff or crunchy feel when walked upon, perhaps a reflection of its more hardy harsh nature than its warmer cousin at 25 to 32 degrees. We expect more snow this weekend, though temperatures are not expected to be as cold.