Monday, December 29, 2008

Ice Sliding Down River

Other parts of the country have been experiencing much more severe cold and more significant amounts of snow than what we have known here in northeastern Kansas. One local weather forecaster says that we have come to an end of one twenty-five day period of active weather, with the next round of severe weather, spread out over a twenty-five day period, not set to arrive until late January. One feature of our weather this winter season has been the rapid changes in temperatures, with sudden drops of thirty degrees or so in a matter of hours. It takes a sustained period of warmth for the ice to completely disappear from the Missouri River.