I had .95 of an inch of water I melted in my rain gauge yesterday which equaled around 6:1 snow to water ratio – this was minus any rain which fell before the snow started. I had to run my snowblower in first and second gear for it to clear the drive properly. It has six gears and I generally can run it as fast as I can walk. There were a few small limbs and branches I had to clear out first. Then of course I had to shovel the decks and porches which was a treat and was almost like moving cement.
The snow was beautiful though as depicted in the photo I took for the feature image. We had seven morning doves under one of our feeders yesterday before a fat squirrel moved in and chased them away. All morning doves do not migrate to the south in the winter, especial those who know there are bird feeders around for them to eat from. We have several finch and other bird feeders outside our kitchen window – the birds and squirrels have been active there over the past couple weeks. We also have several feeders scattered around the back yard and deck – they eat the food as fast as we can fill them. We keep an ear of corn on the special platform I made on the fence for the squirrels – they have been eating an ear a day.
Below are the snowfall totals for yesterday from the NWS.
We can expect a cold breezy day today with lake effect snow showers especially in the favored counties which pick the snow and moisture off the lake with a NW wind west of US 131. There is an advisory for the northern tier of counties for light snow and freezing drizzle. We may see freezing drizzle mix with light snow tomorrow night through Friday morning.
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