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Closer to the record

Posted by Mike on March 28, 2008

Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg updated his listings of year-to-date snow totals. Cedar Rapids is now in its 2nd snowiest winter. Just 2.5 inches to go, with 59.9 inches in Cedar Rapids to-date.

Dubuque has broken their record. Waterloo and Iowa City are making progress towards theirs.

Portland, Maine has broken a record, but not the all-time record. They are over 100 inches for the year. Steamboat Springs, Colorado has broken their record with over 450 inches this year, and counting.

Maybe there is something to Global Climate Change, after all. And it you don’t believe it, Al Gore himself might call you a crackpot who believes the earth is flat.

We do have until June 30 to break our record. I’m not sure we’ll do it, since March is about over and temps are rising.

However, as sports fans say, “Wait’ll next year!”

And as José Jiménez might say, “Oh, I hope not!”  I agree, 100%. If we don’t beat the record this year, I’m sure I don’t want to stay in training for another attempt!

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2 Responses to “Closer to the record”

  1. jeff said

    I think it’s safe to say that we won’t break the record this year. I, for one, though won’t mind giving it a try next year!

  2. Mike said

    I, for one, dread the thought of going through two winters like that, back-to-back.
    I like, say, a 2-3 decade gap between tries to let us (me) rest up.
    Now, maybe we’ll set record rain levels. At least it isn’t feet of snow; just a few inches in my basement.

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