March 18, 2019. Yet ANOTHER clear and sunny day! The snow is melting. The varied thrushes are trilling. The mice are hoping today's high temperatures (forecast is for the low 50s!) will take care of the remaining roofalanche hazards in the village! Meanwhile, while waiting for the next big SNOWSTORM (which, they are sad to report, is NOT on the forecast horizon AS OF YET), they are happy to be wearing sandals and t-shirts. And "ALWAYS FILL IN POST-HOLES" is their motto. Unabridged that reads: "ALWAYS FILL IN POST-HOLES, POST-HOLING WITH SANDALS IS UNPLEASANT, AND HOT CHOCOLATE CURES ALL ILLS. ALOHA!"
Yesterday's high: 47 degrees
Last night's low: 22 degrees
New snow: 0 inches
Snow depth: 65 inches
Total snowfall this winter: 230.9 inches
Average winter snowfall: 270 inches
2012 marked 50 years of weather observations from Holden Village. The station began on June 2, 1962, and the National Weather Service presented Holden with an Honored Institution Award this summer.
National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP)
Holden Village provides the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration daily readings from our weather station, located next to the Holden School. Weather data is gathered each morning by volunteers and transmitted electronically to the National Weather Service office in Spokane, Washington. This data is also posted in the dining hall, updated on the Holden Web site, and retained for Village records. What is the Coop Program?
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During winter months, Holden checks and posts the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) Forecast and provides avalanche and snow stability test results to the NWAC. If you go, know the snow!