First snow

Until today, we had no snow this season. No light dusting. Not even a barely discernible falling of flakes that melted upon touchdown. Nothing.

Then, this appeared in the last two hours:

IMG_8249.CR2: 30D, EF 50mm 1:1.4 @ 1/50, f/1.4, 100 ISO

IMG_8249.CR2: 30D, EF 50mm 1:1.4 @ 1/50, f/1.4, 100 ISO

While there’s little accumulation thus far, we’re under a winter storm warning and the current forecast calls for 10 cm to 15 cm (4″ to 6″) of snow by the morning. Happily, the low tonight will be a mere −1° (30°F) and the temperature tomorrow will pop back above freezing with steadily rising daytime temperatures until we hit 12° (54°F) on Friday. Even if we do get 15 cm of snow, it won’t last.

I don’t believe we’ll get it nearly so much. We seldom get the worst the forecasters predict. Heck, we seldom even get the ‘least worst’ they predict. The radio is all gloom and doom about the morning commute, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Sure it’s possible, but I just don’t believe it.

On the bright side, I can have a nice walk later tonight!

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  1. Brett
    Posted October 29, 2008 at 01:33 | Permalink

    ‘like your positive view on this early snow.

    It is nature’s acoustic treatment – ‘really like how it makes things more quiet.

  2. Jonathan
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 21:27 | Permalink

    Some one mentioned that Ottawa will have broken its record for snowfall in one season (2007/2008) if you count the city budgeted plowing season. This season begins and ends Nov 1 I believe. Yay bureaucracy

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