Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Hail and Snow

In contrast to the spring-like weather we had during our Nevada Outback Tour, the last couple of days have seen a return to a winter pattern.

Hail to the Weather

First we got what looks like snow here but was actually a longish hailstorm. Fortunately, this wasn't the large pieces of hail that break things, but lots of small hail that piled up for a while, but melted soon afterwards, because it's been falling with the air temperature above freezing.

Light Snow

Later in the day, it started snowing instead of hailing. Again, we got a slight accumulation that melted not long afterwards. I did go sweep hail and snow accumulations from the porch because it doesn't melt as fast there and it's subject to freezing when the temperatures drop overnight.

When this snow stopped, Lisa and I moved wood from the large wood box to the small one. I am happy to have enough firewood on hand to not worry about the cold.

Overnight Snow

And speaking of overnight, this was what it looked like outside just before dawn this morning with around 1 cm of new accumulation (again, the previous snow had mostly melted) overnight. Again, I swept the porch and again, most of it melted in the afternoon.

This evening, we're getting more snow. I'm not complaining, though. I'm lucky that we have a good food supply in place except for things like milk and other perishables, and even that is tolerable. Yesterday afternoon during the light snow, I made a brief excursion to buy milk and collect the mail. I carefully drove to the store and had no problems because snow wasn't yet sticking to the roads and temperatures were still above freezing.

When we were making plans for this week, we initially considered trying to get to Reno this afternoon to do a grocery shopping run, but the weather canceled that. We're not concerned, though. Besides, I've been working enough time on Day Jobbe that I haven't really felt like going anywhere or doing anything once I've logged out for the day.
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