Eric D. Schabell: Need that snowy Christmas feeling?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Need that snowy Christmas feeling?

In my home town it has been trying very hard to make a record Christmas snowfall. A huge storm has provided,

"...more than 10 days of icy weather that culminated in a massive snowfall Saturday and Sunday. Snow measured in downtown Portland approached 13 inches Monday afternoon, rivaling a storm in 1980 that dumped 16inches on the city, according to the National Weather Service.

Portland's biggest snowfalls in history? Thirty-two inches in 1893, 28 inches in 1916 and 22inches in 1884.

The latest storm may rank among the top 10 for the area since the state started keeping records in 1880."
-- source, The Oregonian, 23.12.2008.

For those of you (like me) who are not going to see a white Christmas, it could always look like this outside your front window:

1 comment:

  1. On a follow up note, just saw this on

    "Multnomah County has issued a declaration of emergency to the state of Oregon requesting resources to assist with the response to this week’s winter storm."


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