What can one say, Rob? You have your kind of storms up there, we have our kind down here. The biggest difference to me is you usually have some kind of warning that a storm is coming. Lots of times, we don't. They just pop up and rip the beejeevers out of whatever is around. Especially them darn tornadoes. I had one once tear a house down near me, skip over me altogether and flatten the next several in it's path. Weird.
Got some yuchy slushy stuff Sunday morning, but we drove down to CT anyway. Nothing there - just cold and windy.
Supposed to be snowing all day today - have not seen outside since this morning. We have no windows
Well it was sure a snappin' cold morning here today. -12c, Wind NW 50 gusting to 70 (straight from Hudson's Bay I think). I left the screen in the back barn door overnight (always tricky balance of ventilation and temperature) and the sheep all had the covers pulled right up to their chins when I went in this morning !
We must be getting soft after those 16 degree days last week and thought it was spring.
I have to say that on occasion reports from elsewhere make me more pleased with my current area.. Its looking to be a balmy 80F by thursday and not to shabby earlier in the week either. The main downside is that I had to mow the lawn last weekend and spend a bunch of time yarding.
Well it took me 2 hours to get home and I had a really hard time getting my light 2 wheel drive empty pickup into my unplowed driveway with about 6-8 inches of heavy wet snow.
I got stuck far enough in to just leave it there.
It's been 20 years since I have seen any significant snow in April. It doesn't happen often.
My daffodils are all smashed down.
After this we are forcasted with early March weather.
I'm ready for spring. It's not supposed to look like this.
Pics as of 6:00 April 4 2016 in southeastern mass.
There is about a 7.5 inch rise on the stairs
We had 4 or 5". Should be gone by the weekend. I didn't even bother to take out the snowblower. We usually have several snow storms in April. Sometimes a few in May as well.
I can remember when I was living up North by Mt Washington we had snow In June and July.
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Added about 1.5 to 2" more since the pics
I would estimate 8 - 10 inches total.
I wonder if this is a record.
I put the snowblower away last Saturday.
I am not going to bother trying to clear it away.
I don't know where that storm went. We usually get Boston's weather a day later, but it's a cold, blue sky morning here and warm rain coming the end of the week. Very unusual.
Last edited by Peter Rideout; 04-05-2016 at 11:36 AM.
Tellico Plains, TN
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