Thursday, February 09, 2012
Snow and blue sky bright
At the cabin, the snow was close to 3 inches but soon started to compress. Off the mountain, the area had about an inch. That brings the grand total for the winter season just under 6 inches of snow, far less than a normal winter. That doesn’t count “Snowtober” when 10-12 inches fell in the off season.
Normally, this area sees about a yard of snow each winter, with many winters running between 40-50 inches of snow. Most winters with less than average snows are still cold, and those years have tended to be drier ones; it’s not usually a matter or replacing snow with rain. This winter both snow and cold are lacking, and the precipitation has mostly been as rain.
Not yesterday. For a little while at least snow fell and made everything look like winter. This morning, the sky was sapphire blue and perfectly clear. This little snow won’t last very long. The daytime temperatures will melt it quickly. But this morning was gorgeous and teased me with a taste of what a winter should always look like.