When I got up to let the dog out this morning I noticed there was a trace of snow on the ground. An hour later and the grass is covered. Not expecting much more as the forecast was for 1-2 inches, but I’m still a little surprised. Winter has been missing this season with the exception of that arctic blast we got a few days before Christmas. Even though the temps dipped well below zero then we only got a couple inches of snow. Our average snowfall for January is 5.6 inches and so far 0.1 inch has been recorded. Not counting today’s precipitation, so it will be a little higher, but we are quickly running out of January…

But not before one more event.

Winter Field Day is a communications exercise. WFD is held on the last full weekend in January. WFD can be worked from the comfort of your home or in a remote location. You can participate by yourself or get your friends, family, or whole club involved. Winter Field Day is open to participants worldwide. Amateur radio operators may use frequencies on the HF, VHF, or UHF bands and are free to use any mode that can faithfully transmit the required exchange intact. Similar to the ARRL’s Field Day, bonus points are earned in several ways, including using non-commercial power sources, operating from remote locations, satellite contacts, and more.

Find all the details here.