Sunday, December 11, 2011

Where's the snow?

I keep reading about the overall lack of snowfall so far this season in tweets and on facebook.  We had just a dusting of snow here on the 5th, but it was gone as soon as the sun came out that next day.
Being a bit of a self proclaimed weather nerd, I started wondering about our area's averages.  NOAA is great resource for all things regarding weather related history.
In the Peoria, IL area, here are some of our averages:
  • 1st snow - November 4
  • 1st measureable snow - November 21
  • 1st inch of snow - December 9
  • Monthy average for November - 1.1 inches
  • Monthy average for December - 7.1 inches
  • Most snowfall in November - 6.8 inches in 1975
  • Most snowfall in December - 8.0 inches in 1893 and again in 2000
Being a snow lover, I am hoping for some snow soon.  I always say that if it is going to be cold, there might as well be some snow on the ground.

1 comment:

wheatgerm said...

don't worry the snow will come back