We’ve been having severe winter storm warnings since Thursday, but up until last night, we’d only had a tiny bit of snow on the valley floor. Mostly it was a lot of wind, and the snow was passing over us and hitting the mountains.
When I went to bed last night, it still wasn’t snowing, but I knew there would be some by morning. So what sight greeted me this morning?
That’s about 4″ of snow on the railing and deck, but since the temperatures have been mild, there’s virtually no snow at all on the driveway, sidewalks, or streets. In fact, the only place on the driveway that has snow is that little bit you can see in front of the garage door – and that’s mostly slush. The rest of the driveway is protected by houses on either side, so it stays warmer and drier.
Yay! No shoveling! (Well, just a bit – the deck needs to be cleared.)
The snow went exactly where it’s needed and wanted – the mountains and ski resorts. Check out Snowbird’s snowfall over the last 48 hours:
Fresh powder for the skiiers, and more water for the watershed. If I really want to go play in the snow, it’s only a half hour away.
But I think I’ll just stay home and have some tea. “They” say more snow is coming.