It has been closer to “normal” weather this week. The three storms that hit over Christmas break weren’t really that unusual, except that they all hit in such a short period of time, without any time in between for the snow to melt. And that it was so cold, too.
The snow is all gone now, and has been for a few weeks, except, of course, for the piles in various parking lots. Those’ll probably be there until spring. We’ve had a few flurries in the mean-time, and about a week where we didn’t see the sun at all, with several days of winter fog. That was rather depressing.
I figured that today would be another day where we didn’t see the sun, since the clouds seemed so thick this morning. But by this afternoon, it’s grown brighter again, and the sun is out.
I’ve heard (not from the weather forecasters, just from people talking) that the weather in February is supposed to be like it was in December, that the storms that whacked us in December are making their way all the way around the globe, and will be hitting us again. It’s too early to see how true that is, but somehow I doubt that a series of storms could keep their coherency that long, across several continents and oceans. It may be that I’m just underestimating the stubbornness of storms, though. I know that once hurricanes start reaching a large expanse of dry land, they start breaking up, so that we in Missouri only receive the faintest brush from them. We can get some good thunderstorms out of them (especially if the warm, moist air from the south hits some particularly cool air from the north), but that’s about it.
But, anyway, it’s been almost warm outside these last couple of days. Warm for January/February, anyway. This type of weather would be downright cold in August. I hope it stays that way for a while. But you know what they say about Missouri weather. If you don’t like it, wait a day, it’ll change.