Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 23, 2008--early frost hits Spokane again

Are We Skipping Fall This Year?
Yeah, it was cold this morning.  And scraping frost off your windshield on the second day of fall is pretty unusual.

According to the National Weather Service, the average date of the first frost in Spokane over the past 127 years has been October 7.  For the last 30 years, that average date has been October 3.  Last year, it was September 29.  The low temperature this morning in Pullman was 32° Fahrenheit.  At the National Weather Service office in Spokane, it was 29° F.

I'm seeing a trend here, and it ain't global warming.

UPDATE: For new readers, Pullman had 1.5 inches of snow back on June 10, the latest snowfall ever on record.  And there was widespread frost on July 11.

1 comment:

April E. Coggins said...

I live in Pullman. I was listening to a local ag report yesterday and the farmers are asking the governor to declare our region a crop disaster area due to the short, cold summer.

Our idiot governor, Christine Gregoire, is up for re-election. On the one hand, how can she risk the votes of farmers? On the other, how can she declare a disaster area due to cold weather when she passed legislation to stop fight global warming?

I doubt she even recognizes the irony.