It’s New Year’s Day 2009 and there are still remnants of the unusual snow of December 2008 in my front yard. Granted, the remnants are just piles of ice that were shoveled out of the driveway. They persist nonetheless. That’s 16 days by my count (December 17, 2008 through January 1, 2009). Most areas of Longivew proper have been devoid of snow for several days. Most of what remains is piles of snow scraped off pavement … like I have.
We had up to 12 inches of snow on the ground here at the house at one point. I’m sure that broke some sort of record for the area. Longview doesn’t have an official mechanism for tracking snow depth.