I knew if we bought a snow blower, it would not snow this winter.

Russ Steele

Given the snow we had last year, Ellen and I decided that a snowblower would be a nice tool to have in the garage. My neighbor was kind enough to plow our road with his Bobcat, but he still left some piles of snow in the driveway that had to be shoveled.

I was checking the snow records and in the winter of 1989-1990 Nevada City did not get much snow until February, then it was was buried in 42.3  inches of snow.  Which was a recored year for February. Only one year in the 93 year record, the winter 1948-49 with 41 inches in February, came close.

It was also a recored year for Valdez Alaska, that is until this year. It is looking like Valdez is about to set another record.

Now the question is, will we see some record Nevada County snow in February?  Stay Tuned. We may yet see some snow and I will get to use my new snowblower.



About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to I knew if we bought a snow blower, it would not snow this winter.

  1. Sean says:

    Look at the bright side, if it doesn’t snow because you bought snow blower, either way your not shoveling.

  2. Dena says:

    Don’t look at me, I just finished my move to Phoenix and it only snows about once every 10 years. In any case, you are prepared for the worst.

  3. I have a neighbor with a plow. 20 bucks and no back pain.

  4. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    You screwed it up buying one – no snow for you

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