Recognizing that people about 100 miles north of here are dealing with 12" - 20" of snow--OK, they get a little sympathy.
But it's ugly here, too. Freezing rain last night, which accumulated between lanes on the highways making passing the (ultra-slow grannies) ...ahhh.....exciting!!
When the freezing rain stopped, it became snow. You're talking super-dooper-snowball snow!! Snow that you could roll into a 6', 3-segment snowman in 20 minutes or less, except that your back couldn't take the load. It was so thick and unforgiving that a 20-mile trip on 2- and 3-lane highways took about 50 minutes this morning. Ugly.
The usual snow-to-rain conversion ratio is 1" snow would be 1/10th" rain (10 to 1). This stuff is probably 30% wet. If it gets cold, it will become like granite.
Fortunately, it will be gone by Wednesday or so. We think. Maybe.
And it could come back; in 1988 (??) we had a 4" pile of similar-weight snow that created a LOT of firewood from fully-leafed-out--and then broken--trees. That was in May.
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May 10, 1990. I remember it well.
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