Well, the weather forecast was right this time, and that moisture laden Texas Low coming up from the gulf bumped into our cold northern air, and passed over our slightly higher elevations, and changed to snow - quite a lot of snow! Last night driving home from further south the last 20 miles were a seriously nasty blizzard.
Of course I've already started to clear out the garage for summer, and only one car could be sheltered from the storm. (I'd already sent the snowblower away for the summer switch to lawnmower deck too). We got our forecast 15-20 cm. (6-8 in.).
I knew it was a bit early to put out the deck chairs and table, but there they were. The snow blew around a lot with the strong winds, leaving it blown to very little in corners, and over a foot in other drifts.
Could have been taken in January! I got out and walked down the unplowed road a ways; a selection of interesting pictures I captured follows - just in case you haven't had enough of winter!
It turned sunny by noon, and warmed up well above freezing, so the snow is melting fast. It's still several inches here though, so it will take a few days. But it's supposed to be over 20°C by Monday, so it will vanish soon. This too is April here in Grey Highlands!
Pretty photos. Here we'd call that the onion snow since we almost always get a snow after the onion sets are in the ground.ReplyDelete
Those Texas systems are what bring SEVERE storms/hail/heavy winds/flooding/etc. etc. etc. to US.... BUT--in winter, when we are lucky (at least I think it's lucky), the Texas lows can bring us some nice SNOWS.... Not this past winter though---since we barely had any snow at all... Sniff Sniff!!!! haReplyDelete
Gorgeous pictures but I know you are TIRED of snow by now.
Yep you got a lot more snow than we did over along the Lake Huron shoreline.ReplyDelete
It does look beautiful though unwelcome this time of year!ReplyDelete
Your snow gave you some awesome photo opportunities. The other good thing is that at this time of year it wall melt quickly.ReplyDelete
Hello, it does look pretty. We had a few flurries yesterday. Happy weekend to you!ReplyDelete
Ok now that's enough snow, don't want see anywhere next week when we return to Ontario..ReplyDelete
That is a LOT of snow for April, but it sure is pretty from here. :-)ReplyDelete
Murphys law - you put away the snowblower and it it snows 8 inches!ReplyDelete
That is a pretty sight! We got the snow in the afternoon, but not too much of it.ReplyDelete
Welll...I guess the gorgeous shots make the snow worthy! I hope it melts away soon though! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
It looks so beautiful. We got a bit that was gone by 2 pm.ReplyDelete
The snow's last Hurrah maybe, but oh, so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh man that was some snow storm...I sure hope it warms up for you soon. Very pretty photos though.ReplyDelete