Last week looked like that for us too. But already we are back to the browns and dead leaves, a sign of an approaching spring.
Ed, this is not so late in the season for snow, but I think it was unexpected. We topped out at 6"/15.25 cm. Theoretically we are on the cusp of Spring at the end of February, although rains can continue through March and even into April and May.
February is usually our snowiest month and this year has been no exception. We have gotten probably twice as much this month as we had all the month's prior for this winter season. But to put some context into it, we got about 9 inches this recent snowfall and had about 4.5" in December and January combined. I guess a perk of global warming if one doesn't consider the horrible ramifications happening elsewhere.
At New Home, we are fluctuating now between days in the 60's and days in the 80's. This is crazy weather for February.
Around here fire departments are asking folks to shovel out fire hydrants, have to check out the one down at the end of the block, another neighbor takes care of the other one at the other end of the block.
Sounds prudent Nylon12 - although I cannot imagine living in a place where that is actually a thing. I had to shovel a little snow yesterday, and it was new, exhausting experience.
70.5 inches this season TB, even with a two-stage snow thrower there is altogether too much shoveling, not to mention using the roof rake to take the white stuff off part of the roof. And March is still snow season.
5.5 Feet of Snow? That is mindboggling to me, although even with this most basic of shoveling adventures, I can see how a snow thrower would be a useful device (and a roof rake as well - the roof does have me worried a bit). Here is hoping for a mild March.
NOAA says we might get some snow without accumulation today. That keeps us at zero measurable snow this winter. For the cold climate folks, there is an essential rightness about snow when it is time for snow. Quite the mixed metaphor, but still correct to say that I'm hearing the quiet in the snow photo.
That is amazing to me John - I always associate snow with the Northeast. What does that do to your water situation?I get the rightness of the weather matching the season - on of the great issues for me when we first moved was the fact that New Home could be warm in Winter and rain storms happened in Summer. Everyone knows Winter is cold and the rain storms only happen then.
nice little spot ya got there
Thank you! This piece of property has been in my extended family's hands for over 70 years now.
we still got about 3 feet on the level
That just sounds like so much snow - I cannot imagine! 6" here, and that seems like a lot.
I do love a late-winter snow. Both because it covers the brown, and because I know it won't last long.
Becki, agreed. Also, we badly need the groundwater.
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