Tuesday, February 04, 2014


This week is shaping up to be a 1-2-3 punch from Old Man Winter. I’ve already gotten the first punch—8.5 inches of really, really heavy snow.  Tonight is to come punch number two, and it might be worse.  The forecast is for freezing rain (and sleet and snow).  It doesn’t sound pretty.

The trees and wires are still laden and weighed down with the snow of Monday.  Add water and ice to them, and power outages and breaking branches look pretty likely. Punch #3 is coming over the weekend, and it’s too soon to know how bad that one will be. Punch #2 certainly looks like the worst of the lot.

This morning, the clouds were already thickening, but for a brief few moments at sunrise, a sundog also appeared.  It almost looked like a sunrise with two suns.  For a moment I forgot about the dire forecast and just enjoyed the sky show in front of me.


Pablo said...

Last Sunday was like that. A brief bit of sun just after dawn, then clouds and cold and wind. And I was running a 5K outside.

Sharkbytes said...

I hate the freezing rain part. So far we've dodged that bullet. Sun dogs are cool!