Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Flakes of the 2010-11 Season!

At 11:00 a.m. today the alarm went off.  20 pre-teen students went nuts at the sight of our first flakes falling from the sky.  All learning ceased for a good 5 minutes as they postulated the probability of getting out early as their calm (but equally as excited) teacher tried to explain how the dynamics of the storm wouldn't allow for much snow to fall...but to no avail. 

A strong storm system to our north brought us a relatively dry cold front.  With it came a steep decrease in temperature, and sharp gusty winds from the NW.  We got some good flurries and a light snow shower between 11:00 and 11:45 am.

3 comments:

OSNW3 said...

Awesome! You are still on track for your contest...

WxWatcher said...

Yep, I have Dec. 6th for our first inch and first snow day. Unfortunately, it's looking like our dry spell may last for a while until the pattern switches. I just read the KC long range forecast, written by Gary Lezak. Using the LRC, he is predicting our first real chance for an inch to be between the 21st and 31st of this month. I'm looking forward to watching the weather unfold.

Looks like you're getting a bit of snow today. Any chance of an inch??

OSNW3 said...

Nope. No chance. As a matter of fact I was unable to measure on the snowboards, quite windy and the snow was very light, so today will get a big fat TRACE. However, at my mother's locations she measured 0.8" at 2:30 this afternoon when the snow stopped. I am sure I'll have a liquid measurement to submit as the snow did pile up in the gauge.