Sunday, April 3, 2011

Winter's Last Hurrah?

Sure doesn't look like we're going to get the forecasted heavy snow which is just fine with us at this point in time.

The red warning banner across the top of our local Internet server is still there, but the blurb under it tells of the cancelled storm warning and lists only a winter weather advisory now . . . until 1 p.m. on Monday.

We woke to 36 degrees this morning and rain which quickly turned into a rain/snow mix. The temp dropped a couple of degrees to 34 and great, big fluffy flakes began to fall.

Wish I could have captured how extremely big the flakes were with my little camera but they never seem to show up as they look in real life. (Maybe if I'd actually learn how to use my camera, I could do a better job.)

We had about an inch or a smidge more of accumulation . . . and then it turned to rain again. Now at almost 4 p.m. it's still 34 degrees and a few flakes are filtering down once more.

Bottom line, I don't think we're going to have to dig out from any huge dumping of snow, but it sure is cold, damp and downright ishy out there.

It seems winter's last hurrah is turning into a fizzle. I hope I'm still saying that by 1 p.m. tomorrow.


Sue said...

It came down HARD here for a bit-enough to UNDO all the snow we lost in the past 2 days. Bright note? I pulled a "Mama Pea" and enjoyed my day thoroughly, curled up in a blanket on the couch with a stack of garden books. See!--you can teach an old dog new tricks!

GG said...

No snow or rain here in SE MN. 50s and breezy and just sunny enough to dry my laundry out on clotheslines, a sure sign of spring. It's got to be moving north to you soon. Just yesterday peepers started up in our pond!

Mama Pea said...

Sue - Good for you, Crazy Lady. (Meant in the most loving way possible, of course.) What CAN we do at this point? No sense knocking our heads against that (frozen, snow covered) brick wall. It's snowing pretty steadily here now again but the temp is still 33 so it can't amount to much. (Famous last words.)

GG - Welcome and thanks for commenting! Oh, clothes out on the line! I haven't had the chance to do that yet but I'm hoping soon. Can't hear our peepers yet. Still way too much ice (!) on the pond! Please keep pushing the spring time weather northward.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

"Pretty" only goes so far and I think you've had your fill of the pretty white stuff, huh?

83 today..don't hurt me!!!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

My dad told me it was snowing out his way today but we had sunny and warm here in southern Ohio today - nearly 70F I think. A friend in Cairo told me it was 95F a couple of days ago. Hmmm... guess I'll stay here a while longer!!

Jenni said...

Old man winter is hanging on in your neck of the woods! It's got to clear out soon. If it makes you feel any's been wet and smooshy over here. Cheers, Jenni

Mama Pea said...

APG - You had 83 degrees today?! Gosh, I've forgotten what the weather in my old stomping grounds used to be like!

Jen - Yup, I think you were in the "ideal" weather spot yesterday. Enjoy!

Jenni - Wet and smooshy? Does that mean the dreaded M-U-D? (Shudder.)

Erin said...

Well, yuck! You're right though, whaddaya gonna do? Stoke up the fire, that damp weather is the worst. It is supposed to be 80 here today but I feel your pain since the last 7 days has been in the 30's and rain and SLEET! Very unseasonable and downright chilling for us!

My verification word is "comin"... so see? Spring's a comin', blogger said so LOL

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Your wild fluctuation in temperatures would drive me bonkers! How can your own personal body thermostat adjust to that? ;o}