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The winter that wouldn't come

 

Contributed, Jessica Daniel

SNOW PLAY: People and critters were out in the deep snow around Klickitat County over the last few days. Children were out in force, especially with a day off from school and lots of snow to make tracks in. Nothing beats a fun ride on a sled pulled by gravity.

We had the hoarfrost that hit hard in higher elevations around Klickitat County, taking down power lines and creating scenes of sometimes astonishing beauty. But still, the area had seen little of the kind of winter that hit much of the rest of the country, bringing single-digit temperatures as far south as Florida.

But when winter got here, it made up for lost time, dumping as much as two feet of snow in some elevations and swamping Goldendale. The snow may not last long-temperatures rose some 10 degrees just from Monday to Tuesday and look to stay relatively warmer for a few days. But it finally brought the winter that wouldn't come, and with it welcome and much-needed moisture.

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