Hello! It’s the friggin’ middle of October and we have snow in the forecast.
According to CNY Central, we might be getting a trace to up to two inches of snow by tomorrow morning with more snow expected over the weekend.
Look at this image from CNY Central’s website:
That kind of forecast is normal for November, not October.
Now, October snow happens from time-to-time here in Central NY. But I don’t recall it ever coming this early in the month. That certainly isn’t the norm.
Central New York weather, man. It always keeps you guessing.
There’s a chance we’ll get below freezing tonight which probably means I should take the a/c unit out of my bedroom window. I’ve kept it in place because hope springs eternal in the heart of Dianny.
Right now it’s 48 degrees outside and sleeting.
Or it might be hail — teeny tiny hail.
No. That’s sleet.
I don’t know if this early onset snow is any indication of the kind of winter we have in store.
But I hope not.
As it is, this October has been kind of crappy already. We haven’t had enough rain-free days for me to mow the lawn. And I haven’t mowed since the end of September. At least with the near-freezing temperatures, the grass will stop growing.
Ordinarily, Fall is my favorite time of the year here. I love the color of the sky – especially as a backdrop to our amazing fall foliage.
But this year, with all this incessant rain, the fall colors aren’t nearly as vibrant and I’m not seeing that beautiful autumnal cerulean blue sky nearly as much as I’d like.
So I feel kinda gypped.
The beauty of our Autumn is one of the things that helps me survive the brutality of our winters.
And apparently, we’re skipping Autumn altogether and going directly to snow.
Now I’m going to be grumpy for the rest of the day.
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