Novembrrr Snow Daze

A local meteorologist has a contest every year to guess the date of the first one inch (or greater snowfall. I wonder if anyone chose November 17th this year? We not only got that inch, but several more to go with it. After measuring in several spots, I called it 5.1 inches for my CoCoRaHS entry. It’s not the earliest we have ever had snow in my area, but it’s the earliest we’ve had it in a long time. I used my antique Red Spot Paint & Varnish yardstick to make the measurement.

measuring the snow

measuring the snow

With the snow comes more Arctic air. The temperatures last night got down to 14°F here at our place. Hopefully the snow will protect what’s left in the garden, which is actually quite a bit. We still have kale, spinach, arugula, lettuce, carrots and turnips growing outside. Some are protected by a cold frame, but the rest are now covered in a blanket of snow. And I’ve got several flats of spinach seedlings in the greenhouse, waiting to go in one of the cold frame beds once it thaws out. The gardening season isn’t over here by a long shot, despite the weather.

November snowfall

November snowfall

It was a wet snow to begin with, and clung to the trees. It is pretty to look at, but so cold outside. Today’s high is forecast to only get up to 25°F. Which is why I calling this month Novembrrr!

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7 Responses to Novembrrr Snow Daze

  1. Good grief, Charlie Brown. What is all that white stuff on the ground?

  2. Daphne says:

    Brrr. Today it will be colder when the sun sets than when the sun rose. But we haven’t gotten as cold as you all. We actually missed the polar vortex. There is an advantage to living next to the ocean.

  3. Michelle says:

    It is amazing how different the weather is in southern Indiana as compared to northern California, two areas at about the same latitude, but with such different climates. Snow is a rare event here other than in the mountains. And arctic blasts don’t generally come along more than once or twice per winter. The snow is pretty, but I’m glad I don’t have to live with it! I hope your veggies get through the early chill.

    • Dave says:

      It is truly an Arctic blast we are having. The air is cold, and extremely dry. I am just glad I am not any further north, where it has been brutally cold.

  4. Margaret says:

    Novembrrr – you got that right!! I was just reading on the weather network site that sub zero temps were recorded in at least one community in all 50 states yesterday – that has got to be a record! We are at 10°F this morning with a wind chill of -4°F… yikes!

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