How lovely to wake up to the sun shining on the snow, knowing that there’s absolutely nowhere I need to go today :) Late last night I had an urge to organize some recipes and go grocery shopping, and I’m very glad I did it then, as I could feel it getting icy cold. This is the kind of snow where it’s cold enough that even during the day it is outlining each tiny branch and nothing is melting.
What a strange cycle of weather we’re having this year – I’ve really never seen anything like it. Windstorms, followed by torrential rains, followed by snowstorms and subzero temperatures (during power outages)… then starting all over with little more than a day or two of “normal” weather in between. The exception is becoming the rule, and it’s barely the start of what is our normal storm season. So much for our dreary cloudy, gently rainy winters, which most of us in the Pacific NW are now looking back at wishfully.
Now the paper is predicting an odd weather phenomenon for this afternoon known as a “thundersnow” – a thunderstorm with snow. That should be entertaining! I was planning to go out for a walk in the snow this afternoon – but we’ll see :)