Dry Stretch

Although January finished with above average snowfall for just about all locations, most of that snow came during the first 10 days of the month.  The last 20 days of January, with a few exceptions, saw very little snowfall in North Dakota.   This has been a welcomed relieve when some parts of the region recorded more snow from December 1 through January 10 then they were average during an entire snow season.  Even during the winters of 1996-97 and 2008-09 there were fairly long periods with minimal snow, meaning we are only a small pattern shift away from more snowstorms, but at least this week, that shift isn’t expected.

Daryl Ritchison