Saturday, December 31, 2011

.03 Inches

Last year, on New Year's Eve we headed to our friend's house in Midway, after a freezing cold few runs of night skiing.  I took a blurry photo of the temperature outside.  That's negative 10!

By the time we got there, it was 17 below 0.  There was enough snow for the kids to play in a snow fort outside.

Or cozy up on our friend's sofa in long underwear.

Yesterday, at 9:30pm my car said it was 57 degrees outside.  That's bike-riding weather.  I had to take off my coat.  The wind picked up and blew all night long, rattling the windows, and blowing open the doors.  Definite drop in temperature today, but where is the white stuff?  

This December, we've had .03 inches of recorded rain/snowfall.  The previous record for the driest December is .08 inches in 1976.  The Salt Lake Tribune wrote that the winter of 1976-77 was the skimpiest ski season in memory.
Last December, we had 3.04 inches of water at the airport.  And an amazing ski season.  I do love the weather-related surprises that we see in Utah.  Snow in April, a beautiful day or two in February, a 60 degree day in December.  But goodness, the ski resorts need a good ole' storm.  And Millie really wants to play in the snow!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Medley

A cute little performance by Simon and his friend Caleb.

Makes a mom proud.  Caleb is usually playing the higher part, and Simon the lower.