Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Back! I Guess It Really Still Is Winter Afterall...

The forecast was a little "iffy" Sunday night. ACCUweather said one thing, the Weather Channel said something else...turns out it was somewhere in~between.  Not as much snow here as the ACCU forecast, while TWC was a little lite on the predictions.  Turns out north Mercer County and other areas that way in Van Wert and Paudling had 5 or 6 inches on top of the ice layer....we ended up with maybe 3 or 4 over the ice and rain.  South towards Dayton and Columbus had no or little snow, just rain, followed by some ice.

This writing will be short....got to fire up the snow machine, take care of our place, then over to mom's to make sure Mike can get out.  Should have known, well in fact I did know, that the past few days were just a "tease"...no way we were done with winter, at least another month to go...here it is February 22nd, perhaps by March 22nd we can start to see the end of this, but even that's no guarentee until at least mid April.  So we will deal with it.

The one positive thing about the snow piling up this time of year...it usually doesn't stay around long....there are as many days above freezing as there are those below 32F.  The sun is also more direct, and makes the melting quicker and the piles easier to deal with....So off I go to handle the winter wonderland one more time, at least, one more time for now.

back later>>>>

Photos~top/Last Night as the moderate snow hit it's peak, and this morning the back yard, as the fresh snow makes a nice photo...and more outdoor work.

1 comment:

Jerry in Oklahoma said...

Pat,
I guess I shouldn't complain about having to shut the windows and wear a long sleeve shirt today, huh?

Hope it melts quickly.