By Jayson Jacoby
Santa would have needed pontoons on his sleigh had he flown in a few days early in Baker County.
Sunday was the wettest December day here in almost a quarter century.
The rainfall total at the Baker City Airport — and it was spared the storm’s full onslaught — was .58 of an inch.
That’s the most in a single December day at the airport since Dec. 2, 1980, when a deluge dropped .64 of an inch.
Sunday was also the fourth-wettest December day at the airport since at least 1943.
The weekend wasn’t a total washout, however.
It was more of a whiteout, in fact, high in the Elkhorn Mountains.
See more in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald.