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Harris: Snowier Than Usual For ‘12-13

On Coeur d'Alene, local weathercaster Cliff Harris is expecting heavier snowfall than usual this winger: "Every year in late October or early November, I issue my annual city-by-city winter snowfall predictions for our part of the country. In late December, shortly after Christmas, I’ll update these seasonal snowfall outlooks as weather patterns dictate. Last winter, in 2011-12, we measured a healthy 83.4 inches of the white stuff at my station on Player Drive. More than 50 inches of snow fell in January and February of 2012. Our 118-year normal Coeur d’Alene snowfall since 1895 has been 69.8 inches. It seems that it’s ‘feast or famine’ locally in North Idaho when it comes to snowfall, one ‘extreme’ to the other depending upon sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean regions and other various weather factors." More here.

  •  Spirit Lake: 93 to 97 inches.
  •  Sandpoint: 89 to 93 inches.
  • Coeur d’Alene (Downtown near the CD’A Resort): 68 to 72 inches

Question: Who do you trust most for a winter 2012-13 forecast?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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