WENATCHEE — Winter is still young, but it’s already shaping up as one of the driest and least white on record for Wenatchee and the surrounding North Central Washington region.
Only a trace of snow has been recorded at the Wenatchee Water Plant since Oct. 1. There have only been four other years since records have been kept since the 1930s that there’s been so little snow in the last three months of the year, said Jon Fox, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Slightly more precipitation — about a tenth of an inch — has been recorded at Pangborn Memorial Field. Normal precipitation for the valley in December is 1.4 inches.