Snow, Snow and More Snow

We have had a very dry start to winter, with very little snow accumulation. In Early November we had a day of blizzard conditions, when there was no snow forcasted, and it gave me hope that winter was well on her way. But, that moved out almost as quickly as it blew in, and we’ve had no rain and no snow since. However, it has been freezing with below zero temps, warming up to the mid-thirties by 1p, just long enough to make it feel sweltering and then it drops back to below freezing. I do love that because I’ve never been a fan of the sun. It’s a love hate relationship, really. I know we need the sun for beautiful flowers and trees, but too much of it is ridiculous! lol. I have, and always will be, a lover of gloomy days with torrential rains and freak snow storms.

So, it is with a very happy heart that I share with you our snowy forecast. They are expecting 4-6″ with heavy winds lasting through the weekend. This is very good news for us because we are so dry that when the wind blows, the dirt flies, and that’s creating a big dust ball, also known as Abby the Golden.

Snow and Cold Weather

It was a beautiful weekend in Nevada. Cold temperatures arrived Friday and through Saturday the wind was hooking it until the storm arrived. It snowed from Saturday night through yesterday afternoon and it was beautiful!

This morning it started to snow for a few minutes but didn’t last long. The temps are dropping this afternoon and we are in for a wintry week of weather. I’m looking forward to it, although, our propane bill will sky rocket.

How was your weekend and how’s the weather?

A Snowy February

They predicted a dry winter with extreme cold, but instead we had a late start and have had above average snowfall for February. In November when we normally have heavy snowfall it was dry, with a flurry or three, but nothing to measure. And, it certainly wasn’t cold as far as the natives were concerned. But, for this Texan who has only been here a little over a year, single digits was fucking cold. In fact, a few mornings when I was out traipsing through the mountains it was well into the negatives. I don’t care what anyone says, that is fucking cold as fuck. At any rate, those few mornings do not accumulate to a colder winter than usual. So, in summary, I’d say the weather readers got it wrong. Way wrong. 

With the Polar Vortex that hit the east coast and carrying over through the midwest was short lived for some, but I do believe it is lingering over the northwest, and it is beautiful. Granted, everywhere you go you hear people saying the same mantra, “I am over this damn snow”, but for me I think it is amazing. Yes, it is cold. Yes, everything is a mess. Yes, the kids (and dogs) are cooped up inside. But it is moisture. Moisture is so healthy for the ground and since we do not get rain through the summers, or really much at all, snow is life for us. So, that means we are bundled up and freezing toes off.

I know a few said snow is new to me and I’ll tire of it eventually. I might not always like the cold, but to me snow is life and I will always be appreciative of snowfall. So, let it snow, let it snow…