Friday, March 31, 2017

Winter Revisits

Winter has revisited here briefly, and it's actually a 'Texas Low' that moved up through the states.  You'd think that would be warm wouldn't you, but it brings lots of moisture and then bumps into the arctic air still sitting up here, and that moisture changes to snow or ice.  So we've had a messy 24 hours of light snow changing to freezing rain changing to rain.  Just a yucky, cold, drizzly day today.

The storm never-the-less turned out mostly to be the storm that wasn't.  Compared to the forecast of up to 10 cm. of snow again, this was pretty mild.   And freezing rain when the temperature is rising rarely turns out to cause big problems, 'cause it just melts.

It was very patchy freezing rain overnight, leaving some places decorated in ice, while in other areas it really wasn't apparent.

There wasn't much snow, but just enough to cover the ground, with a strong wind.  It left interesting patterns across the ploughed fields, snow accumulating in the furrows, and then everything covered in a thin layer of ice.  Here are a few pix.

Looking forward to the next few days of warmer temperatures and sunshine!




13 comments:

  1. Windrows, beautiful, but your last photo, my pick for today.Feathery wee branches, just a dusting, and so delicate , and I love the front focus so much.

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  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Most folks hate freezing rain, but it surely does produce beautiful scenes.

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  3. The ice on the vegetation is beautiful though unwelcome after a long winter.

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  4. It makes for great pics, a winter wonderland.

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  5. Love the ploughed field but it all looks very cold.

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  6. Nice photos Furry. There is beauty in winter but I ready for a warm up that is not in sight

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  7. Hello, the winter scenes are pretty. But, I am anxious for spring to arrive. Lovely photos. Happy weekend to you!

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  8. Such beautiful captures. A last (we hope!) winter storm has played an April Fool's joke on us and coated our beginning-to-green lawns with snow and sleet. Nothing near as lovely as what you show here!

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  9. I like your field design picture very much. Hope you are able to enjoy getting outdoors in sunny weather soon! :-)

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  10. Lovely shots! We got it all as snow, and it's still coming down.

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  11. Great shot of the furrows in the field and the ice on trees look like a silver thaw. Great shots that are making me shiver.
    MB

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  12. Oh, my, that first and third shot sure captures my eye!

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  13. Oh my...not what you really want this time of year is it. - You did get some wonderful photos though. I liked the one of the plowed field.

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