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Monday, January 09, 2006

Lynchburg Remarkably Warm January

While we have been enjoying a pleasant January, with highs in the mid fifties and jumps to the 60's, Northern Japan is getting assaulted with record snowfall. In the AP photo on the left is an example of what local Japanese are facing just to clear their sidewalks.

So far, there has been 70 deaths related to snow, from heart attacks from shoveling, to houses collapsing when failing to bear the weight of the snow.

The Japanese have mobilized their armed forces to help with the snow removal. And in their forecast is more snow.

Here in almost balmy tropical Lynchburg, we can continue to expect mild weather for at least the next week. Highs are expected to top out in the 60's. In a previous article we showed NOAA's weather prediction was for a generally warmer winter in most of the United States. The East Coast had equal chances of being colder or warmer than normal.

Our bets on this winter is that we are in store an exceptional mild winter. But February isn't here yet, so I am going to be careful on taking any bets on what the rest of the winter will bring.

Source For Japanese Story found here.


At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

It is a shame that so much snow is falling in Japan, enough to cause major problems and we are getting spring like days. Wish it would spread itself out a bit.

At 12:01 PM, Blogger B O B said...

I agree Melissa. Its almost time to get out the picnic baskets here. In fact I am thinking of packing a late lunch and heading up to the parkway.

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Bob, that is a splendid idea. Be sure to take your camera with you. You always find something wonderful to photograph on the parkway!


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