Today I’m borrowing from The Houston Chronicle’s esteemed Science Editor Eric Berger who, earlier this morning, borrowed from ImpactWeather StormWatch Manager Fred Schmude to share the very high probability that the winter of 2011-2012 along the Gulf Coast is pretty much over. At least as far as the region getting any more substantial freezes and/or frozen precip. Click through for details:
To many this comes as good news but to just as many – those who love winter – it’s a bummer. I like the cold but I don’t like being cold so I’m either way on the issue, although I wouldn’t have minded a few nights in the low 20s to reduce this summer’s mosquito population if only by a bit. Along with tens of millions of others, I just hope the summer of 2012 doesn’t bring a return of the drought we had last year. We’ll have more on what we think about the possibility is of that happening in a week or two.