Saturday, January 17, 2015

Snow Report

      I would think that a high percentage of my posts have been on snow. Sometimes I'm embarrassed that so many posts are on the same thing.

     Snow is a prominent part of our winter.

    This winter has been one of extremes. We'll get ten days of very cold. We'll get ten days of mild weather. Then to keep things interesting we'll get a good dump of snow. The two thaws we've had, have melted some of our snow. We've also had two rains which is rare for us.



Next time I there'll be brighter sun


    So I thought it was time to give a snow stick report. My stick location is on top of a work table I have in the yard. It's not a good place for a snow measurement but it's easy to get to. So as the snow stick shows , we have a little more than 9 in of snow. Now some of the snow has been blown off the table. Some has been blown on the table. And some has melted off the table so take your pick on how accurate this is.

    Today the sun rose at 8:36 and set at 16:53 for 8 hours and 17 min. of sunlight. We get about 45 min. more sun than on Dec. 21. We're on the way back.



My snow loaded table

My constant faithful friend

One of my favorite neighborhood trees.

The spruce at the end of my street

47 comments:

  1. I love snow and hoping to get some snow in NC this winter. Thanks for the snow pictures.

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    1. Well, sometimes the snow (winter ) gets a bit too much.

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  2. I am so happy to see a little longer day! The winter is long and it's hard to focus on anything other than snow!

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    1. It's always a good feeling when we can tell the days are getting longer. We can tough out a few more cold spells.

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  3. We've had one day of snow, by morning it was gone. This afternoon it rained like a cow peeing on a flat rock!
    We are up to are knees in mud! Its been a very warm winter here, So far.
    Cheri

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    1. You may dislike the rain now but you know that it's much needed moisture to produce grass later on.

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  4. I am certainly pleased that the days are getting longer and the sunset is headed back toward its summer setting point. Once a Minnesotan and now a warm weather person, I'm cold if it gets below 50. Enjoyed the visit.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House. I guess it's all relative when it comes to winter.

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  5. It looks good. I am patiently waiting for some good hoar frost now.

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    1. We've had some hoarfrost but it's been when it's very cold and cameras son't do well when it's really cold.

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    2. We've had hoarfrost but it's been very cold so not goo photography conditions.

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  6. Nine inches is a respectable amount of snow, Red. Hmmm.... I wonder what it's like in Illinois right now. I'll have to ask my daughter. Someone just sent me one of those forwarded emails about how strong Canadians are.

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    1. I checked with my daughter in Chicago and she doesn't have snow!

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    2. I checked with mine and she agrees with your daughter. :- )

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  7. I've spent most of the afternoon complaining about how hot it is. Now I've visited you I will stop. Immediately. And not start again until I forget that some others are coping with all that snow. Stay warm!

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    1. It's all relative. I won't complain if you are uncomfortably warm. I don't like the heat either.

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  8. I am glad to see snow although it is far away in Canada.

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    1. We get snow and it can stay on the ground for many months.

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  9. We are getting about an hour more sunlight a day than you right now. But I'm definitely noticing the difference from December! Our weather has been a bit up and down too, but since that thaw on Christmas Day, it has been quite frigid for the most part. Love your pics!

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    1. Cold is really hard to take after a major thaw.

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  10. Most of the Northern Continent got a lot of snow this year. My daughter is off in Idaho skiing...or maybe it is Utah. I don't know. I will stay here with our little inch of snow which has now melted. Raining today.

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    1. WEather here has been variable with really cold and mild spells. I went cross country skiing today.

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    1. But you still don't have spring yet!

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  12. Your weather sounds similar to ours. We r experiencing -30 past week and tomorrow it will be +8 and raining downpour like with high winds and then back to winter. Nice photos. Never tire of seeing them, or the reports on weather out your way.

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    1. Likewise. I've heard about maritime weather for 75 years and it's always interesting.

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  13. Snow really shapes our winter lives, doesn't it? It's great exercise, and it so changes the perspective!

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    1. Nice term...shapes. I went cross country skiing today. It as great. The snow was really fast.

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  14. when i lived in wisconsin, the two constant topics of conversation with anyone you met were 1. the weather and 2. the price of gas. :) your photos are beautiful. love the trees.

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    1. Weather is certainly tops here for conversation.. Winter changes things so there's always something new to find even if you're in the same park.

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  15. Nice winter shots! I'm thrilled that the days are getting longer. And talking about the weather, particularly around winter time, is a Canadian tradition :)

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    1. Thanks. It's a good feeling when we notice the days getting longer.

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  16. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have lack of snow in our mountains. The ski industry is hurting. Water supply may be an issue this summer. Meanwhile it is 47 degrees and pouring rain here in the lowland.

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    1. You've still got lots of time for snow. Our rockies have lots of snow.

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  17. That's accurate enough for me. By the same standards, the table on our deck would probably measure about 12 inches/30 cm. Pretty pics, Red.

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    1. If I am really serious about snow fall, the weather office has exactly how much has fallen.

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  18. Your posts are always interesting no matter what you post about. We have had no snow this winter other than flurries that melted as soon as they hit the ground.

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    1. I' glad you can find something that's interesting in my posts. There's still time for you to get snow.

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    1. It's been regularly trimmed so it's really bushy.

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  20. I don't think you write as much about snow as you think. It sure doesn't seem to me that you are stuck in any rut. I'm much more likely to talk about the weather if I don't have anything to say, but your posts are always interesting, Red. :-)

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    1. I'm happy you can find something interesting. I find your hikes interesting.

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  21. You're getting some serious snow, and before winter is over I imagine you'll get even more.

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  22. We'll get more snow but because we are inland we don't get a lot of precipitation.

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  23. Hi Red, I sure enjoy your photos. As far as the USA goes, I'm pretty far North. There seem to be some folks in the South who don't even notice the change in daylight. But here, it is a lot. It's always nice to see the days getting longer, but then, by the end of the summer, I'm ready for them to get shorter. : - ) John

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  24. Enjoyed your photos and love the trees. I guess when it comes down to it I am a tree hugger :) We have not had a lot of snow so far, a dusting of about two to three inches a week or so ago but it soon disappeared. It is supposed to snow again here in northern Virginia but not sure how much. Probably around the same, we'll see :)

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  25. I have been noticing that the daylight has been getting longer but didn't realize it was 45 whole minutes! Hooray! We've had so much cloudy and gloomy weather this January, I think maybe it's just hard to tell.

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