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BS: First snow of winter

23 Sep 03 - 02:26 PM (#1023674)
Subject: BS: First snow of winter
From: John MacKenzie

We've had our first snow fall of this winter, up on the tops. Quite a heavy fall as opposed to the usual early dusting, is this an omen for the forthcoming winter?
Giok


23 Sep 03 - 03:07 PM (#1023693)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: greg stephens

where are you. Glok?


23 Sep 03 - 03:13 PM (#1023700)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Good to hear from you, Giok! Even if you're the bringer of bad news! This winter can't be as bad as last!


23 Sep 03 - 04:14 PM (#1023756)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: John MacKenzie

I'm 50 miles north of Inverness in cold Scotland thanks.
G-i-o-k


23 Sep 03 - 04:16 PM (#1023759)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: open mike

sorcha had snow last week!
don't say it is winter!!
it is barely fall!


24 Sep 03 - 01:45 AM (#1024127)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Mudlark

Autumn greetings, all. I come to read over this and other snow-related threads just to cool off. Summer is hanging on here like grim death, with temps well over 100F every day. I'm really sick of this heat!


24 Sep 03 - 09:19 PM (#1024680)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: SINSULL

I haven't even gotten around to singing "The Last Rose Of Summer" and snow is happening? Please don't be as bad as last year! I can't afford the oil.


19 Nov 21 - 04:49 PM (#4126736)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

... the first snow where I am staying, anyway, in a river valley
with little mountains and broad hills and stuff.
East of the Hudson River Valley.
Other places hereabouts have already had their first snow.

The weather currently, though, means that
the snow will pretty much melt;
there will be a hard freeze tonight;
and it's slick roads first thing in the morning,
but really no white stuff to look at.


20 Nov 21 - 11:46 PM (#4126838)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

As guessed, the snow is history.
There is of course more where that came from.


27 Nov 21 - 08:06 PM (#4127403)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

The REAL first snow of winter was last night,
the plows/ploughs have been hard at work all day hereabouts.


28 Nov 21 - 02:27 PM (#4127463)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

The biggest thing I did yesterday
was scrape the snow off of my parked car
before nightfall,
so the snow would not freeze on to the windscreens and wiper blades.


29 Nov 21 - 05:09 AM (#4127512)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Dave the Gnome

Pretty thick layer here in Airedale, N Yorks.


29 Nov 21 - 07:05 PM (#4127585)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Rapparee

We had ours around a month ago.


02 Dec 21 - 06:25 PM (#4127840)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

and, of course, the first decent snow of winter
is thawing and melting with the current rainstorm.
Never mind. It will re-freeze, it always does . . .


17 Dec 22 - 12:46 PM (#4159543)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Snow, then rain, then snow, actually.
The rain helped clear up the roads and sidewalks.
The snow is over for now, but the predicted cold will keep the snow on the ground and prevent melting for some days to come.


17 Dec 22 - 01:04 PM (#4159545)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Stilly River Sage

No snow, but slightly below freezing last night. I finally remembered to put the styrofoam cover over the back yard faucet on the wall (to keep from freeze damage later.)

We didn't have that many big snows even in the Pacific NW where I grew up, but when they did happen I remember in particular the evenings with a fresh deep snow when we got dressed in snow gear and went out to play in the yard. The magic of snow by streetlight affected every child on the block.


18 Dec 22 - 09:26 AM (#4159620)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

And with the snow, the first "black ice" of winter.
People are already taking tumbles.
I just talked with a restaurant employee who
went to the laundromat after work, when it was dark outside,
and did what he calls a "face-plant" on concrete.
He thinks he may have had a concussion, and will have to go be seen by somebody (urgent care center or some such).


18 Dec 22 - 09:56 AM (#4159621)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion

Snow, and more snow. Not our first fall of the year, or even the second or third -- this is Ontario, after all. Billowing picturesquely past the study window, it's making me wonder where I left the ice scraper that's supposed to be in the boot of the car. If I buy a new one, I will immediately find the old one, and possibly the one I lost before I bought the old one.

Stratford is in that halcyon pre-holiday phase when fresh snow is more Christmassy than it is a hazard to navigation and sanity. By February -- no, four days after New Year -- we will have returned to our normal winter state of mixed resentment and resignation.


18 Dec 22 - 10:12 AM (#4159623)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Stilly River Sage

I've lost family due to slip and fall on ice - head hitting concrete is never good. Urge him not to delay that emergency visit.


18 Dec 22 - 11:11 AM (#4159628)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Mrrzy

We've had our solstice party, and one frost, but no snow yet...


19 Dec 22 - 11:50 PM (#4159759)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Stilly River Sage

It isn't the first snow of winter, but the first freeze of winter. Google tells me that the Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere will be at 3:47?PM on Wednesday, December 21. Time corrected for Central time. On December 22 and 23 we're due for single-digit freeze temperatures. The leave-your-faucets-dripping so your pipes don't burst freeze.

Snow? Maybe. Later on.


27 Dec 22 - 10:06 AM (#4160395)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion

Two days after Christmas and 12 hours after the end of a record-testing blizzard, the snow has already ceased to be beautiful holiday decor and become a damnable nuisance.

Roll on April.


27 Dec 22 - 01:05 PM (#4160407)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion's brother Andrew

Amen, Sistah Charmion!


01 Nov 23 - 08:43 AM (#4184995)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

And so it begins, on 1 November. it's falling as I enter this,
and the ground is covered,
and the bare trees have their branches outlined in snow.
At least there is no wind to speak of.


01 Nov 23 - 08:43 AM (#4191304)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

And so it begins, on 1 November. it's falling as I enter this,
and the ground is covered,
and the bare trees have their branches outlined in snow.
At least there is no wind to speak of.


01 Nov 23 - 08:49 AM (#4191305)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Gnu, I believe, has already had his first snow of the season
some time ago,
with the storm systems in the North Atlantic.
Hope gnu is all right.


01 Nov 23 - 08:49 AM (#4184996)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Gnu, I believe, has already had his first snow of the season
some time ago,
with the storm systems in the North Atlantic.
Hope gnu is all right.


01 Nov 23 - 09:08 AM (#4185000)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Mrrzy

We haven't had our first frost yet. It was in the 80's for the Halloween weekend.


01 Nov 23 - 09:08 AM (#4191300)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Mrrzy

We haven't had our first frost yet. It was in the 80's for the Halloween weekend.


02 Nov 23 - 06:32 AM (#4191302)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Donuel

Its below freezing this morning in DC suburbs.


02 Nov 23 - 06:32 AM (#4185046)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Donuel

Its below freezing this morning in DC suburbs.


06 Nov 23 - 06:22 PM (#4185420)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion

Stratford had its first spits of snow on Wednesday, 1 November. Now it’s raining, cold and raw, and likely to carry on like that for the rest of the week.

Snow on Remembrance Day is normal here, although it typically melts within a day or two. I believe somebody does that on purpose to make the occasion as unlike a holiday as possible. You’re meant to go home with numb fingers and toes, and feel grateful for the roof over your head as you make yourself a nice cup of peaceful tea.


06 Nov 23 - 06:22 PM (#4191297)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion

Stratford had its first spits of snow on Wednesday, 1 November. Now it’s raining, cold and raw, and likely to carry on like that for the rest of the week.

Snow on Remembrance Day is normal here, although it typically melts within a day or two. I believe somebody does that on purpose to make the occasion as unlike a holiday as possible. You’re meant to go home with numb fingers and toes, and feel grateful for the roof over your head as you make yourself a nice cup of peaceful tea.


07 Nov 23 - 10:51 AM (#4191303)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Stilly River Sage

There seems to be an El Niño effect that is cooling keberoxu's neighborhood more than the rest of us are experiencing.


07 Nov 23 - 10:51 AM (#4185472)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Stilly River Sage

There seems to be an El Niño effect that is cooling keberoxu's neighborhood more than the rest of us are experiencing.


07 Nov 23 - 03:08 PM (#4185489)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Temperatures here are chilly overnight, not bad during the day.
Mostly the weather system is bringing in storms,
and south of Canada the storms are more rain than snow.
Right now there is no rain/snow falling,
but there are stormclouds overhead and the winds
are blowing the last of the leaves through the air.


07 Nov 23 - 03:08 PM (#4191306)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Temperatures here are chilly overnight, not bad during the day.
Mostly the weather system is bringing in storms,
and south of Canada the storms are more rain than snow.
Right now there is no rain/snow falling,
but there are stormclouds overhead and the winds
are blowing the last of the leaves through the air.


08 Nov 23 - 06:25 PM (#4191307)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Now comes the first big winter storm.
Overnight there will be sleet and ice;
as it warms up tomorrow, it changes to rain.
Could be nasty at times.


08 Nov 23 - 06:25 PM (#4185580)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Now comes the first big winter storm.
Overnight there will be sleet and ice;
as it warms up tomorrow, it changes to rain.
Could be nasty at times.


08 Nov 23 - 10:45 PM (#4185592)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion

Thunder, lightning and sleet in southwestern Ontario.

A good night to have nowhere to go. Driving will be lethal tonight.


08 Nov 23 - 10:45 PM (#4191298)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Charmion

Thunder, lightning and sleet in southwestern Ontario.

A good night to have nowhere to go. Driving will be lethal tonight.


09 Nov 23 - 12:43 PM (#4191301)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Mrrzy

Gonna be near 90 today, °F.

Teacher, can we have class outside today?


09 Nov 23 - 12:43 PM (#4185612)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Mrrzy

Gonna be near 90 today, °F.

Teacher, can we have class outside today?


19 Nov 23 - 09:16 AM (#4186004)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Still waiting for the first snowstorm.
Today, it was below freezing,
and cold enough for snow.


19 Nov 23 - 09:16 AM (#4191308)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Still waiting for the first snowstorm.
Today, it was below freezing,
and cold enough for snow.


20 Nov 23 - 09:05 PM (#4191299)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Ebbie

As of yesterday we, here in Southeast Alaska, are under blizzard warning. Hey, man- it's windy out there.


20 Nov 23 - 09:05 PM (#4186055)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Ebbie

As of yesterday we, here in Southeast Alaska, are under blizzard warning. Hey, man- it's windy out there.


21 Nov 23 - 02:33 AM (#4192104)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: Ebbie

This thread has undergone a swift bobble!


21 Nov 23 - 04:59 PM (#4192151)
Subject: RE: BS: First snow of winter
From: keberoxu

Snow and sleet are imminent, according to the forecast.