Snowy morning

A bright sunny morning followed Snowpocalypse 2018. The clear skies also meant that temperatures dropped quite a bit overnight. Woke up this morning to -9°C (16°F) which is definitely on the chilly side for these parts.

The sunny morning offered up a nice view of all the snow that fell yesterday (6″ in the front yard). I love seeing sunlight sparkle off a fresh snow fall.

Snowy morning
Snowy morning
Snowy morning
Snowy morning
Snow filled front yard
Snow filled front yard

The forecast for the next few days is clear skies, lows around-9°C and highs only getting up to around 3°C for a few hours each day. A lot of this snow is probably going to linger around well into the weekend.

A snowy walk

It’s been a long time since I saw snow like today (not since I left Edmonton probably), so I decided to go for a walk out to get the mail.

Light wind, but fairly heavy snow coming down. The cars had a pretty thick blanket of snow covering them already.

Snow covered cars
Snow covered cars

Out on the road, the snow accumulation was pretty thick, and ankle deep in a few spots. Back home this would be a pretty typical snow fall. Around here, it’s bananas and completely mind blowing.

Almost ankle deep snow
Almost ankle deep snow
Footprint in the snow
Footprint in the snow
Index finger deep snow
Index finger deep snow

It was a nice walk through the neighbourhood. I’d forgotten how nice and quiet things get during snowfall.

Considering the amount of snow already on the roads, and how much more is expected, I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere tomorrow.

 

Charleston Sleet/Snowpocalypse 2018

A bunch of cold frigid air combined with a low pressure system off the Florida cost is bringing some pretty nasty weather to Florida, South Georgia and coastal SC today.

The rain and sleet started at the house around mid-morning, and it didn’t take long for visible ice accumulation to start showing up on the roofs and on the ground.

Sleet on the ground
Sleet on the ground
Sleet on the ground
Sleet on the ground
Ice on the roof
Ice on the roof

By about 11AM or so, the ice pellets coming down had turned into a mix of snow and ice.

Snow and ice
Snow and ice
Snow and ice
Snow and ice

By noon, it became a pretty good snowfall.

2PM Snow. Can’t see the grass in the yard anymore.

Snow covered yard
Snow covered yard

Forecast is calling for more snow through the evening. Should look pretty interesting tomorrow morning. It’ll be just like home.