First Snow of the Season
Posted on October 30, 2012 Posted by John Scalzi 19 Comments
Not a lot, and it won’t last until noon, but here it is: The first snow of late 2012. I’m not terribly happy to see it, but considering at the moment there are entire cities submerged in standing seawater, I’m not going to complain.
funny, out here on the frozen tundra we have not had snow yet, seems a bit early. I understand it is the confluence of weird weather events but it is odd to see Ohio getting snow before Lake Wobegone
My deck looks like that as well. I doubt it’ll be gone by noon, though, as it’s still precipitating. But it does beat a yard full of sand or seawater. Or 3 feet of snow.
I wasn’t ready for the snow yet. I just got a new vehicle over the weekend. I was worried about going from an all-wheel drive, four cylinder car to a rear-wheel drive, six-cylinder SUV. Fortunately, the SUV has four-wheel drive, but I haven’t tested it, and it’s old enough that the four-wheel drive may not work. At least, my commute is only two miles.
It’s pretty despite being unwelcome and as you say, all that terrible flooding puts a little snow into perspective.
Here in the UK, it won’t take much more snow than that to cause major transport problems. We’re just not set up for it so I hope it holds off for as long as possible.
By a strange coincidence, we had our first 30+ degree day for the season today. Looks like hte next few months will be a little excessive.
Snow here too (southern Michigan), and ~45 mph winds and occasionally hail. All of which is unpleasant and none of which is anything compared to what they’re dealing with on the coast. My thoughts are with everyone suffering through this.
You folks “oop North” are busy looking at first snow; Down Under here in Western Australia, I’m looking forward to the first week I can hoick one of the quilts off the bed and leave it off for the whole week. Currently the days are mostly tolerable in short sleeves, but the nights still get a bit chilly (we had our warmest night of the month Monday last week – the 22nd, and our warmest day was Sunday last). As it stands, I can take that second quilt off the bed, but if I do I have to put on socks or my cold feet mean it takes about an hour or two to drop off to sleep.
I should probably clarify that for me, a warm day is at least over 30C, and a warm night is somewhere around 20C. This site is the link to the Bureau of Meteorology data for the nearest recording point to where I live – so as you can see from the data, we have a way to go before I start thinking it’s properly getting out of winter here.
For the next seven days, we’re looking at a forecast full of “shower or two” and temps in the low twenties C. Yes, we are heading into summer – I’m just hoping the rain will fall in some of the catchments for our rather scanty water supply.
I’ll trade you .. if I expect any Trick-or-Treaters here in Bluefield, VA this year I am going to have to shovel snow (currently looking at 4-6 inches of snow over a layer of ice) .. But I’ve been through hurrucanes when I lived in Houston & Galveston – I’ll take the snow over the the flooding
I like snow in that amount: all of the pretty, none of the shoveling.
Hi, Eastern Seaboard here. Is that what Sandy did to your yard? HOW ADORABLE.
There’s some crazy weather these days.
Hon…you can keep it. I’m not interested in sharing, even a little bit.
Snow. We haven’t seen that here in Seattle yet as it’s still in the low to mid 50s F. Lots of rain though. Lots. Seems to be making up for all that dry weather we had through the first half of Fall.
No complaints here either. Super typhoon: been there, done that.
The good news is that most of the places with standing seawater are above ground and the water will recede.
Although it will almost certainly take until the weekened before NYC’s subways are running again.
Better you than us, seeing as we got the October surprise this time last year. Nothing like finding a car sized branch in your driveway to start off the morning. This time around we got rain & wind, but no power loss, and just some wet leaves on the drive.
Is that real snow, or did you just take a tree chipper to the campaign “literature?” :-)
We probably won’t get snow for another month or maybe even two, yet we get to be called the Great White North.
We’ve been ankle-deep in the stuff since last week.
Heh. I live in coastal Virginia. The water came to within three feet of my house, blocking me off completely from all roads and exits at several feet deep. But it didn’t actually reach the house, so I consider myself incredibly lucky. Best part? It’s a new house (to me) and there’s a 30-day waiting period on flood insurance. My policy took effect Monday. Whew!