Good grief, they’re forecasting snow!

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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9 thoughts on “Good grief, they’re forecasting snow!

  • October 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    But…… global warming?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • October 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Let Vader do the hard work!

  • October 18, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Here in northern Illinois the temperature went from the 80s to the 30s in a single day. That’s not unusual for spring and fall around here. And in winter it’s cold for a long,long time. We just don’t always get the massive snow you get out East.

  • October 18, 2018 at 4:29 am

    10-18-2018, 4:30 am it is 27 degrees here in Michigan.

  • October 18, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Dianny!!!! Dammit!

    You said that dirty word that starts with S and is four letters long.

    Now, look at what you caused because of it!!!!!!!

    Just like if you are in fight club you NEVER talk about fight club,

    If you live in the snow belt you NEVER EVER say the word….


    Bad things can happen if you do.

  • October 18, 2018 at 8:57 am

    At Disneyland yesterday i was 68 when we got there and 85 after lunch. Had the humidity notbeen 22 I would have been uncomfortable.

    Now ou know why my Dad’s family has been in SoCal 4 generations. Mom’s in NoCal 12 generations; why?

  • October 19, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Your first mistake is living in New York. Have you not been paying attention, dianny?

    • October 19, 2018 at 9:46 am

      My mother is in her mid-eighties. I know my time with her is not unlimited. Love for my Mom outweighs my hatred for this Democrat-controlled state. If you are a regular reader of Patriot Retort you know I have been paying attention to NY politics. No need to get insulting.

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