Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Our Snow is Melting Fast!

Although we got a snow dump of historic proportions last weekend, it is melting fast.  The sun has been out on and off, and the temperature is above freezing.  The difference between -3° and +3° is remarkable, and now it is +5°!   At this rate we will soon have no snow left.

A slightly different view for you, this one over the kitchen sink, with the sun shining brightly this morning.  Look at those shadows!

But I have been watching it melt.  This is the big drift that was curled over the edge of our roof.  Most snow vanishes by just evaporating (sublimation*, strictly speaking), but here you can actually watch it melting.

I kept at it as I watched the drips fall, and pretty soon I captured a drip in mid-air!

The dripping has speeded up since, and is now pretty well continuous.  Typical November weather here.

It is hard to even remember the scene 4 days ago!

* Evaporation is when a liquid changes to a gas, like water to water vapour; sublimation is when a solid changes to a gas, like snow directly to water vapour.  I have always been fascinated that the snow just seems to vanish rather than actually melting.

HELP - I am having trouble with certain keys on my laptop.  Quotation marks, accents, slashes, are all replaced by É.  Anyone got any bright ideas of what Ièm doing wrongÉ

17 comments:

  1. We are melting a..subliming a bit here too. Do you have a stuck key?

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  2. These are a lovely example of your beautiful winter.

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  3. We have had major melting here but didn't have as much snow as you did to start off with.

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  4. Can’t help with the laptop problem, FG.

    Great photos. Glad the snow is melting. It is too early for that much snow to stay around,

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  5. Not to worry, you'll be getting more! :)

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  6. That's a lot of snow on your roof, do I see some Christmas lights there? Sorry I cannot help with the keys, is the Caps Lock on ?

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  7. p.s. the view from your kitchen is wonderful, I look out to a corrugated iron fence and the neighbour's windows !!!

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  8. Great pictures of the drops as they melted. I hope someone knows what's up with your keyboard.

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  9. Found this online:
    https://victoriawebsolutions.com/rid-e-question-mark/
    Hope that helps.

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  10. That was a fun shot of the dripping water. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being my dear virtual friend! Hope you get that glitch fixed on your computer. :-)

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  11. I am glad that the snow is melting or sublimating. It gives us a little break before it sticks around for the duration, as it always insists on doing here in the Ottawa Valley.

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  12. Hooray for the snow melt. We're expecting 9C on Friday so that should eliminate some of ours but we've snow in the forecast for the weekend. I think this is the year of the early winter...who knows how long it will last?
    I've done that before and darned if I can recall how it was fixed. I do know there was a combination of keys I hit by mistake that caused it. Good luck!

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  13. I would suggest rebooting too. It has happened to me.

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  14. Beautiful photographs of the snow melting ...
    Hope you get your computer problem solved.

    All the best Jan

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  15. I like those melting water drops. No matter what time of the year it is I am always glad to see snow melting. I don't really much care for snow anymore. And yes, you definitely have/had more snow than we did just a hundred miles south of you.

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  16. I was disappointed that our has all melted. We didn't have much, but I liked to see it.

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