Saturday, February 11, 2012

Has Winter arrived?

Feb. 11, 2012
Today, as you can see by the photo above, is a dreary kind of stay-inside-kind of day. Not only is it snowing, but it is very cold...some 26°F. (-3°C.) and slightly windy. We aren't expecting a lot of snow over-all...maybe about 3" (76.2 mm) by the time it quits snowing between tonight and tomorrow.


I thought this would be another good opportunity to show some photos that I took just this morning...


A look toward the hill...
Across the valley from us...look at the rolling field...
Snow catching on the pine branches...
and building on tree limbs...

A closer view...


A lone leaf blowing in the wind...

These pines are lacy-looking with snow on top... 
Another tree that's catching the snow.


We have been very lucky this Winter with not getting a lot of snow. A local news station, WETM explains: 


The jet stream has predominantly been further north this winter season. This has kept cooler air to our north across Canada and has allowed milder conditions to reach the northeastern United States. Compared to last winter, average temperatures across the region for January and February have been anywhere from 8-10 warmer. We have also had a drier winter season. As of February 9, we have only received 5" of snow at the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. By this time last year, we were up to 32" of snow.

I haven't run into anyone yet that has complained that they are upset due to the lack of snow...even though we live in an area that is used to all kinds of snow storms and snow depths through the Winter season. I know I won't complain...I'm all for snow when it comes to the Christmas season...but after that...I am sooo ready for Spring!

2 comments:

  1. Yes, winter hit us too overnight Friday & has continued over the weekend. We had snow & high winds, with the wind chill at 9 below zero yesterday. I definitely stayed inside & kept warm! I WANT SPRING!!!
    -Laura-

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    1. Yep--pretty much what we have had too...and it's still snowing this morning...we are up to about 3 inches. Oy!

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