Following a frigid start to the new year, the region is in store for a long stretch of great weather.

Snow finally fell on New Year’s Eve, at least enough to cover the ground, accompanied by freezing temperatures. The wind chill overnight into New Year’s Day was well below zero.

However, the region now is going to bask in golfing weather. The high temperatures are supposed to be in the 50s, and possibly even the low 60s, through at least next Thursday, January 10.

While that is great for sunny dispositions and getting outdoors, it continues the dry trend the region has endured for most of fall and into winter.

These two took advantage of the nice weather last Sunday, December 30, 2018, to play some frisbee in City Park. The high reached 54 degrees that day before a frigid cold front moved in for the New Year’s holiday. (Pioneer Photo)

Monday’s snow was a dry variety, doing nothing to help with the needed precipitation. Yuma received zero moisture in December, and just 0.33 of an inch in November. The last wet stretch came in early October when the area received a couple of early snow storms featuring heavy, wet snow, when Yuma received 1.07 inches of precipitation in the first 10 days of the month.