Winter rode in on a moving front of changing weather mid-week. Forecasters had been talking about snow and moving the forecasted amounts up and down with the weather models. They settled on 4-8 inches yesterday.
It started to snow yesterday afternoon, slowly and gently. Usually a winter storm that drops significant snow comes up the coast like a hurricane would in the summer, bringing high winds as well. Not so this time.
Another weather pattern that seems to be changing is that storms coming from the west used to drop most of their snow in the mountains. Alas, the new pattern seems to be of storms coming across the southern plains and the south and then slowly veering north a bit. I think somehow they maintain their moisture.
It has snowed through most of the day, sometimes harder than others, and is picking up again with more and faster falling flakes.
I walked around just to see how the roads were and who was out–and to take pictures. There were lots of kids at the sledding hill. I didn’t take photos because I didn’t know any of the parents.
The nearby businesses were clearing their walks and parking lot with snow blowers
and little John Deere snow plows.
Time to settle in and enjoy with cocoa and marshmallows.