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It's Much Too Early To Write Off Winter

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love" wrote 19th century American essayist Hamilton Wright Mabie. Well-worn traditions will look different this year but the love story lives on, undiminished.

It runs contrary to every fiber in my being, but this year the greatest gift I can give the people I love most is to keep my distance from them.

After a rough and tumble start in October Old Man Winter has been remarkably absent in recent weeks and snow lovers are starting to fret.

I don't pretend to know what the entire winter will bring, but it would be wildly premature to write off cold and snow.

Mild, dry Pacific winds linger into the first half of next week, but a numbing shot of Canadian airmail sets up by the 3rd week of December. It will be more than cold enough for snow before Christmas, the question is whether any southern moisture spin up a real storm in time for Christmas?

It may be a very close call - but ever the optimist - something tells me we'll be shoveling in 2-3 weeks.

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love" wrote 19th century American essayist Hamilton Wright Mabie. Well-worn traditions will look different this year but the love story lives on, undiminished.

It runs contrary to every fiber in my being, but this year the greatest gift I can give the people I love most is to keep my distance from them.

After a rough and tumble start in October Old Man Winter has been remarkably absent in recent weeks and snow lovers are starting to fret. I don't pretend to know what the entire winter will bring, but it would be wildly premature to write off cold and snow.

Mild, dry Pacific winds linger into the first half of next week, but a numbing shot of Canadian airmail sets up by the 3rd week of December. It will be more than cold enough for snow before Christmas, the question is whether any southern moisture spin up a real storm in time for Christmas?

It may be a very close call - but ever the optimist - something tells me we'll be shoveling in 2-3 weeks.

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love" wrote 19th century American essayist Hamilton Wright Mabie. Well-worn traditions will look different this year but the love story lives on, undiminished.

It runs contrary to every fiber in my being, but this year the greatest gift I can give the people I love most is to keep my distance from them.

After a rough and tumble start in October Old Man Winter has been remarkably absent in recent weeks and snow lovers are starting to fret. I don't pretend to know what the entire winter will bring, but it would be wildly premature to write off cold and snow.

Mild, dry Pacific winds linger into the first half of next week, but a numbing shot of Canadian airmail sets up by the 3rd week of December. It will be more than cold enough for snow before Christmas, the question is whether any southern moisture spin up a real storm in time for Christmas?

It may be a very close call - but ever the optimist - something tells me we'll be shoveling in 2-3 weeks.