Some snow shots
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:06:14 PM
These first few are the beginnings yesterday of the big storm that's burying the Great Plains and Midwest last night and today ... a typical "Panhandle Hook", it comes ashore as rain (and plenty of it!) in southern California, moves eastward to around the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, then hooks northeastwards, picking up a BUNCH of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, carrying it northwards to ... US! It comes down as snow. After the big snow is over, it turns bloody cold as the Low passes us and brings down the winds from the Arctic. Sounds bad, but we get used to it.
The next ones are from a few years back; it was a warm, wet snow with big ol' flakes, and was really pretty. I just opened the kitchen window ("HEY!" from the living room) and leaned out to take these. I managed to capture some of the falling flakes, which is unusual.