First Snow

Discussion in 'Weather & Natural Disasters' started by Ken Anderson, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Joe Riley

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    Well, the wait is over,we got a half inch of white stuff, enough to sweep. It is always a sort of "shock".;)
     
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    Hey, you guys! It's snowing at my house. :D I just saw twenty five flakes fall.

    I don't know if I put this here or not but folklore has it that if it thunders in the winter, we will have snow within 9 or 10 days. I have kept up with it far many years and it almost always happens. We had thunder Dec. 30. According to Elizabeth Gardner on WRAL, we could have snow flurries today. Not much, just a few flakes. My son just called from Rocky Mount and told me it's snowing there. I looked out and it is snowing. My son told me not to rush out and buy up a bunch of bread and milk. Which reminds me, I need to go to Food Lion and get a gallon of milk. :D
     
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    Maybe I really should go get that milk.

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  4. Shirley Martin

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    I tried posting a video but apparently, Photobucket videos won't work here.
     
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  5. Ken Anderson

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    During the cold winter months, animals will often seek out any warm place they can find. One particularly irresistible lure seems to be the heat from a warm car engine.

    Before you start your car and drive off on a cold day, please be sure to check to be certain that you don't have a cow on your hood.

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    Do you need the milk Shirley or are you just ready to do some "donuts" with your car? :D
     
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    That's awesome, Ken!
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    Most of our snow melted today.
     
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  9. Sheldon Scott

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    Haven't seen a snowflake yet.
     
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  10. Ken Anderson

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    I think this is our coldest day this winter. Although five degrees is not comfortable, we usually have several days of below zero weather, so it hasn't been a bad winter.

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  11. Ken Anderson

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    Just a few days ago, we had the coldest weather of the winter. The past couple of days have been another matter.

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    If you've never lived in cold weather country, you won't be able to appreciate the warmth that comes with 38 degrees. After a winter, 38 degrees is t-shirt and short pants weather. Assuming, if I can, that this is the end of it, this is also known as the mud season. As the snow melts, the ground isn't able to absorb it all, so everything is a mess. It's not the pretty time of year. However, March is a strange time in Maine, so we could still have our biggest snow storm before the end of the month.
     
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  12. Ken Anderson

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    Our first snow of the season was today. It melted soon after making landfall, though. We're supposed to have measurable snow tomorrow through Sunday.
     
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    Oooooh, brrrrrr!! 80 degrees in H-town today. :D
     
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    Ken I hope you took a photo as there will be no more snow since 2012
     
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  15. Ken Anderson

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    We had more and it's on the ground. It's not shovelable but it's there. I have twenty space heaters from a few years ago when we had to go without heat for a couple of days in the winter, so I am thinking of putting them all outside. Do you think that might stave off winter?
     
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