This will likely be my final post in the winter thread. For my personal opinion, this was a real winter. It reminded me of winter in the 1980s. We had snow, we had ice, we had sleet. Overall we had longer periods of cooler weather instead of 1-2 days of cold then a quick warm-up. December was good in the precipitation department, Jan not so much. This month really depended on location for who got more rain and who got less. I think we saw a little of everything here in the Austin area.
Now my focus will turn to Spring (my favorite season of the year). Big questions are how much rain will we see?
Will this spring be a slow warm up or will we return to the more extreme temp variations from day to day? What will the severe storm season be like? I have a sneaking suspicion that we saw a preview and that locally we may be more times than not on the tail end of these systems which is fairly typical of La Niña. Hopefully we are seeing the beginning of the end with that. Still will be dealing with the atmospheric effects into the summer. Anywho I will see everyone over in the spring thread and to those who mostly post in Winter, hope to see you again next winter.
Resident Rain Miser
I am a weather hobbyist living 3.5 miles south of Downtown Austin and in no way or fashion should anything I say concerning forecasts be taken seriously. Please check your local NWS for accurate weather forecasting and conditions.