Monday, March 31, 2014

SoS #8

My friend Betty, who has lived in the Denver area for 30+ years, told me that usually their worse snow storms are in October and April. Everything out there is regulated by their position east of the mountains. Well, everything here is determined by Lake Erie and our position on its southern shore. We get weather traveling from the west down from Canada, and sometimes winds and storms all the way up from the Gulf of Mexico, for example.

This brings us to a Denver-like SoS #8 which came upon us overnight March 29-30: a sudden, wet, heavy 24-hour spring snowstorm--just days after our temps were 45-50. This is not a Sign of Spring we're too happy about---but not only does it come quickly, it also goes just as quickly, so we survived the OMG reaction when we awoke Sunday morning to 4-5"...caught by every branch, every bush, every wire, everything. Most of us are long past even the "Isn't that just beautiful" reaction.

Spring (flowers, budding trees, pinks and yellows) where are you?

7:00 a.m. Sunday morning

5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon