Sunday, December 04, 2005

Snowfall

I took this picture of snow last week when I had the season's first dusting. It seems appropriate to post it today as the forecast is for 2-4 or 3-5 more inches of snow here later today. Baby Dog was surprised by the 1.5 inches of snow I had Saturday night. It will be fun to see her in 5 inches of snow if I get that much.

I needed to use my 4-wheel drive to get in and out of the cabin Sunday morning, the first I’ve used it since the end of last winter—except for a time or two on some mountainous dirt road during the summer. It’s always a relief to feel it kick in after not using it for so long. As long as the snow prediction doesn’t exceed 6 inches or so, I park the truck at the cabin. If the prediction exceeds that, I usually park down at the bottom of the mountain and walk up to the cabin. I can get the car out much easier this way, as sometimes the crew from Ski Roundtop doesn’t plow the road for several days after a snow.

Cathy: thanks for your comment for the blog. I’m curious, do you remember how far away from the cities you were when you noticed the same amber light phenomena as a weather predictor? I’m about 15 miles from Harrisburg, though suburbs and their lights shorten that distance by several miles.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Ah I finally can answered you. I couldn't bring up or blog or mine last night. I used in bergan county in NJ. I move to Pa five years ago.

If I remember right. I was at 5 or 7 miles away from route 17. Which was the main source of light. With all the malls, car dealerships and stores. Literal at time the one half the sky would be that reddish color or sometimes it would have a little pink in it.

The closes ciy was New York City. I could stand on Godwin Ave and look at skylines. Especially at the Empire State building and sadly the twin Towers. The were dramatic when the sun was going down and the light was hitting them.

Hope this answers your question.