30 October 2008

First Snow in Three Years!!

This took too long to post, but if you remember (or read the post We're Still Alive)...the weather couldn't decide what it wanted to do, and I didn't want to know if the snow was going to stick. Well, Saturday morning, WE HAD SNOW!! It wasn't very much at all, but it was enough to build a snowman, and have a snowball fight. The kids had a ball! It snowed on Saturday night as well, so they got to play in it again. Monday morning, it was in the 40's and had been raining all night, so the snow was all gone, and hasn't been back.

Speaking of raining......

Juneau has set a record for rain this month. This article was in the paper yesterday...and it rained a lot yesterday...so the total days is up to 33 at least.

Capital gets wet for 32 straight days

JUNEAU - Alaska's capital has posted a precipitation record.

The National Weather Service said Juneau has received measurable precipitation 32 straight days, dating to Sept. 26. That tops the previous record of 31 days, set in 1991.

Measurable precipitation is anything equal to or greater than one-one-hundredth of an inch. It's tracked at the city's airport.

Meteorologist Aaron Jacobs said the city has received 61.52 inches of precipitation since Jan. 1. That's nearly 15 inches above the annual average and does not include Tuesday's total.

The city has until Dec. 31 to reach the 1991 record of 85.15 inches.

Jacobs said the short-term forecast calls for more rain.


Jen said...

WOW! That is snow! How fun for you guys to get to play in it. I am totally shivering just looking at it though. It's been cold (at least low-seventies) and rainy today, and I'm ready to bundle up. I give you credit for living in the real cold!


Shaneen and Bill said...

Only Dar would be out having a snowball fight in a t-shirt. Crazy kids and their rock -n- roll I tell ya! Miss you guys!