La Niña has increased a bit, so odds are we’ll endure a cool and wet winter. That also means plenty of snow in the mountains. I see Timberline Lodge had 7 inches of snow on the ground early Wednesday.
A couple of early-morning readers out for their walk Tuesday morning sent me pictures of woolly bear caterpillars, but it was difficult to measure the middle orange band. Why? Because they were curled tightly into a ball. After all, folks, it was frosty and cold. I’ll share the consensus of their winter prediction soon.
Friday and Saturday are looking warmer and drier, with highs back in the 60s, so enjoy the warmth while you can, as more cold rain falls on Sunday. Early next week looks dry and mild. We’ll chat on Sunday to see how long that should hold.
I’ll be sharing last month’s local soaking rainfall amounts from your friends and neighbors with you on Sunday.
Keep raking or blowing the leaves away in the yard. Halloween decorations outside are safe from strong winds. No severe weather is on the horizon, so enjoy autumn at its finest — a little damp, a little dry and nothing to make us cry.