In a surprising and welcome development, February turned out to be a far less sucky month in sucky Bend than January. Blackdog actually recorded more days of sunshine (15) than days of suckiness (13).
There even was a stretch of eight sunny days in a row, from Feb. 15 through Feb. 22. Temperatures also were unusually balmy, with highs in the mid- to upper 50s during that spell. (The weather for the Olympics in Vancouver, BC was much the same, which meant a dearth of snow and cross-country skiers splashing through slush.)
Unfortunately, but inevitably, the high pressure ridge that kept the clouds and rain away for much of the month has moved off, and the forecast is calling for typically cloudy, drizzly, sucky Bend weather this week. That's the one predictable thing about the Bend climate: If we don't get enough suckiness in February, we'll make up for it in March, April and May.
Days of Sun: 15
Days of Suck: 13
Days of Sun: 22
Days of Suck: 37