Continuing to check weather reports on the phone, comparing disparate forecasts from multiple weather channels for the approaching series of storms. According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, “Thanks to El Niño, northern Arizona is likely to see near or above normal snowfall this winter.” At the start of this winter storm pattern, however, each dusting of snow on the instruments has melted by each return visit. In fact, there is now less snow on the ground than when the pile was initially built two weeks ago. The vigil continues.

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