The January 1 snow survey recorded two feet at the 7,000-foot elevation level. It’s more than last season but still below the average.
Computer models are showing two separate systems coming ashore the next two weekends that are likely to bring rain to the foothills and snow to the higher elevations.
In the interim, enjoy the balmy afternoons and crisp, clear winter nights that are conducive for comet-watching. In the nation’s midsection and high plains, January so far has been a run of mostly below zero temperatures whil too much precipitation in the Pacific Northwest is causing destructive mudslides.