Friday, March 20, 2020
After the snow storm
It wasn't a blizzard, and it really wasn't much of a snow storm.
We ended up with 3 inches of snow and a touch more than three-tenths of an inch of liquid from both snow and pre-snow drizzle/light rain. That was very welcome, particularly since most of the moisture will go directly into the soil and help grow grass and other wonderful green springtime plants.
Yesterday's temperature profile went from just a bit above freezing to well below freezing, and combined with fog, drizzle, light rain, and wet, heavy snow it yielded a lot of surface ice. Both the east-west I-80 and north-south Highway 71 were closed from mid-afternoon yesterday to well after sunrise today.
Pretty typical weather for March in this part of Nebraska. We'll appreciate the moisture and live with the snow and ice. Tomorrow through Monday are supposed to be sunny and warm. It'll be fun to see how long the snow sticks around.
Here's a little look around the yard this morning.
And here's what the chickens and Red were up to.
The sun decided to come out for a while around 2 p.m.. It was still cold out though, with air temps only touching about 22 degrees.
The weak sunshine melts snow and ice where it touches, but where it does not touch the cold air keeps all the water tightly locked up in solid phase.
Not as warm as I'd like for the first day of spring, but I'll take it.
As if I have a choice!
Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.