|St. Valentine's Day dawn|
Then, after dark (i.e., Thursday night into Friday morning) we got two more inches of snow, and the clearing started all over again on Friday morning. The temperature in the wake of the storm got to around 40 degrees and skies were mostly sunny, so some paved surfaces even dried out.
This storm officially made this the 5th snowiest winter on record in the area. And, guess what? The forecasters are promising two-to-four more inches of snow for Saturday morning. Our precipitation total for 2014 already is 40% above average.
|My back yard just after I shoveled the walk. The snow mounds in the background are six feet high.|
|View to the (frozen) pond and beyond from my back door|
|Beckoning for a hike - on snowshoes!|
|Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) "balls" (fused seed capsules) against the morning sky|