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Welcome to the January 2004 issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Greetings fellow Weatherfun members and welcome to the first newsletter of the brand New Year of 2004.

As I seem to say each month, my how time just has a way of flying by. It seems as though we were just yesterday making plans for the second Weatherfun reunion, and here we are now making plans for our Third Weatherfun Reunion.

As I write this plans are being made for our 3rd reunion. Yes, as I write this note we are busy making our plans and you will shortly be made aware of these plans, and what your opinion of them are, if you plan on attending, and the time of our reunion. Believe me if you have not attended reunion 1 or 2, by all means make plans now to attend our third reunion. If you want to have a good time, meet good friends, attend good weather related activities, and also family events, visit great restaurants,  by all means come on down to our third reunion. I will be showing special pictures of not only our second reunion, but also our first reunion over the coming weeks.

As you know we have grown somewhat in our 5th year, and we now have some members who are professionals in the weather field. I am sure that they will be bringing their knowledge to our group over the coming months, and will share their knowledge with us. Remember we not only have a good time talking about the weather, we also learn more about the weather each day through our members knowledge.

As you know winter made a brief appearance early this year in the fall, with over 2 feet of snow in some areas of the Northeast. Well, as of this a.m. winter has returned to Warren, with an additional two inches of snow, bringing our seasonal total to 24 inches. As you know in my book I now have all of the snow that I want, and I had my White Christmas as of today so now back to myself, and a snow hater. Now, the Snowlady verses the snow hater up here in the Northeast, and also Bill's and my Anti Snow Machine. Hopefully Bill will have it online shortly and we can have a fairly mild winter up here in the Northeast.

In closing I would like to say that we have many plans that we are working on as you read this letter. New contest, and weather related material. We not only look forward to a great year ahead here on Weatherfun, but also our 6th anniversary coming up this fall.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any ideas that you would like to see here on Weatherfun. Also this is your newsletter. Please support it, and contribute to it as much as possible.

Happy and a Healthy New Year from all of us here at Weatherfun Headquarters.

December's Weather
  • 2nd-3rd: First real cold snap of the season from the Midwest to the East Coast.
  • 3rd-4th: Northwest hit with strong winds with rain & mountain snow.
  • 4th: Up to 5" of snow from Iowa to North Carolina and Tropical Storm Odette forms in the Caribbean.
  • 5th: TS Odette cross the Dominican Republic with heavy rains & winds up to 60 mph.
  • 5th-7th: Major snowstorm from Virginia to New England. Snowfalls ranged from 6 inches up to 3 feet with strong winds, & some minor coastal flooding that all resulted in at least 8 deaths.
  • 10th: TS Peter forms way out in the Atlantic with top winds reaching 60 mph, but weakens within 24 hours.
  • 10th-11th: Low Pressure moved from the lower Mississippi Valley up to the Great Lakes producing up to a foot of snow on the western side & heavy rains on the right side.
  • 11th: In the Philadelphia area, up to 2" of rain in a just a few hours combined with melting snow caused many roads to flood.
  • 12th: Snow in Oklahoma, Kansas, & Missouri with some areas getting up to 10".
  • 14th: Over a foot of snow for interior New York to interior New England. Along the coast up to 5 inches of snow before changing to heavy rain.
  • 15th: Winds gusted to over 60 mph in parts of Texas causing heavy dust that blocked out the sun at times.
  • 19th - 21st: Cold in the Eastern half of the country with freezing temperatures all the way into central Florida. Meanwhile the Lake Effect Machine dumped snow from Ohio to New York. Up to 16" was reported in some places.
  • 25th: More Lake Effect snow with parts of western New York receiving over a foot of the white stuff. Heavy rains in southern California. Some areas receiving over 4 inches, which caused mudslides in San Bernandio County. Waves of mud reached 12 feet hight and at least 14 died.
  • 26th: Over 2 feet of snow in the mountains of southern California into Utah. An avalanch in Utah took the lives of 2 people snowboarding.
  • 27th: Snow from Colardo to Montana. Some areas getting more than 3 feet.
  • 29th: Parts of Oregon hit with heavy snow. Some major highways closed.

Gary Cooper Bridge, Montana

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