If you liked the weather last winter, you’ll love this winter. That’s pretty much the evaluation of Pat Spoden, Science and Operations Officer with the National Weather Service Office. The evaluation was part of a morning of weather event assessments and evaluations during the annual Winter Weather Workshop designed to help area emergency management personnel and transportation officials prepare for coming winter weather.
Last winter, snow in Gibson County ran just above average for the year while some parts of Southern Illinois were slightly below average. Spoden says the alignment of overall weather systems for this winter season is shaping up to be very similar to last year, although some warmer weather could bring thunderstorms into the mix for the winter months.