A very wet heavy snow began to fall this morning. As you can see by the above picture, the trees are getting a good coating. About 4 inches had accumulated when this picture was taken. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. This kind of snow tends to weigh the trees down, especially the pines and cedars. When they break or fall over, they often take power lines down with them. Heavy snow and ice are the worst scenarios for power outages. Fortunately it has now turned to rain, so maybe some of the snow will be washed off of the trees, but it is supposed to turn back to snow later tonight as temperatures drop. Naturally, I decided not to go to my support group meeting tonight.
North of here they are in for a blizzard. The DC/Baltimore area is supposed to get from 20-30 inches of snow. Looks like Keri Renault and her shovel brigade will have their work cut out for them! Damned El Nino winters! Ironically, El Nino does us a favor in the summer and fall, by lessening the chance of hurricanes, but in winter it creates gulf storms, that roll up the east coast, and collide with arctic air coming down from Canada. The result is east coast snow storms.
This is snow storm number three so far this winter, but may not be the last. February is just beginning, and late February and early March snows are not uncommon. Oh Spring! Come quickly!