Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February one of the mildest in Bend

These last few days notwithstanding, February will go down as one the driest, mildest Februarys in Bend's history.

We had 60-degree weather last Friday and it was still in the mid-40s during the evening.

Sure enough, though, we woke up to snow on Saturday morning and it's been white and cold ever since.

We're supposed to get a few more inches of snow overnight and, thanks to Leap Day, our February weather will appear colder and snowier than it actually felt like.

Check out this link from The Weather Channel on Bend's mild month.

There were few days with precipitation. Temps in the upper 40s to low 50s were almost routine.

Yes, we had some cold nights, but February is known for even colder nights.

Don't know what gets the credit for our relatively mild February, but if it's climate change, La Nina or El Nino, I don't think most people would complain. Even snow-riders had their share of snowpack at Mt. Bachelor.

Of course, it also means we could have another cold, lengthy spring like we had last year. I won't complain, though, because those chilly springs are great for keeping my juniper allergies at bay.

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