I signed up for the Rocks and Roots 50k race last weekend. I found out during loop 3 of 5 about GG's passing and called to talk to my wife and could tell she was very upset. She insisted that I finish, but family always comes first, so I went home to be with her and family. I will be back in February to run the second Rocks and Roots race, for their winter trail series. No snow on the the ground last weekend...
I looked back at the abnormally very warm December and the top 4 other warmest Decembers were all followed by less snow than normal. This month looks to be much of the same. We have only picked up 2.9" of snow so far and we normally average 9.5" of snow in January, in Columbus, Ohio.
Temps are in the teens now and will warm slowly through the day and we will get our high temperature in the evening, around 34, then temps fall fast overnight once a cold front swings through. Winds will be out of the south today, helping to warm us up, then change to the northwest overnight once the cold front swings through. A few flurries possible Tuesday, but generally dry, with morning temps in the teens and warming into the mid 20s. We will have a mix of sun & clouds Tuesday. Colder Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. Morning temps in the single digits on Wednesday and a high of 19. Similar on Thursday morning, but we do warm up more to around 30 for the high. By Friday we will have another clipper with some light snow showers. The Friday snow does look to arrive in the morning/midday, so earlier than today’s snow. Highs in the upper 20s on Friday then dry Saturday with mid 20s for highs. By Sunday we warm to the mid 30s with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance for light snow late. Long-term outlooks are indicating highs above freezing next week for some slow melting as we head into the start of February. Have a good one!
Generally 1”-2” of snow today and less to the south because it will be warmer for the chance of some wintry mix and even some rain possible.
Andrew Buck Michael