It’s snowing. Finally.

On the second-to-last day of the year, we’re getting our first real snowfall of the season. Up until now it’s been unusually warm and terribly dry. I remember moving to Colorado in 1995 and seeing six inches of snow on the last day of summer. Although that’s unusual, we’ve certainly come to expect a bit of the white stuff in October and later.

The mountains have been getting tons of snow– which is good for the ski areas and the water table in spring thaw– but the plains have been bone-dry. Apparently the average snowfall for Denver by this time of year is 25 inches. We’ve collected just over 1 inch to date, and that was in several sporadic snowfalls that only dusted the ground.

Hopefully today’s snow breaks the spell and we can look forward to a nice white winter now.