This week is the complete opposite of the weather last week. I glanced at the NWS forecast this morning and it’s the first time I’ve seen snow in the forecast this fall.
After the recent very mild period, a cold front moved through. We’re back into the more normal fifties range for the high temperatures, instead of the seventies.
It is November and I have the window open. The temperature is pushing 70℉.
This autumn, the leaves around Mount joy are seemingly more colorful than usual. They are much more vivid than I have seen them in this area since I’ve lived here.
We were leaving the grocery store near sunset this evening and I noticed some cumulus clouds off to the northwest. I also noted some virga under it. That was probably snow flurries
Finally we are getting our first freeze here in early November. Our flowers have been thrilled with the warm fall but that’s over now.
Finally the cooler fall like weather has arrived. The low this morning dipped into the 40s for the first time since last spring.
I am sitting here hearing the wind occasionally and it’s reminding me a lot of going to the mountains with Pop and/or my dad as a kid growing up. My dad went more during the fall and winter for hunting plus at that time he wasn’t umpiring and my brothers weren’t playing baseball. One of the things that I remember so fondly is the first fall days like this which it would be cold and windy and the first snow flurries of the year which I’m sure they had today.
I saw the pretty impressive squall line of thunderstorms moving through Ohio on the radar this morning and thought it would be cool if they made it over the mountains. They never do though in the fall I wasn’t expecting it. Fast forward to this evening they’re a county away with severe thunderstorm warning flying here. I still thought they would collapse as the approached like what seems to happen most of the time with these lines of storms.
Every fall I think of how since I moved to Mount Joy, the leaves are not nearly as vivid as they were where I grew up. I’ve always been curious why that is, too.
October 2007 was the warmest October on record. I am certain that I will be seeing this much more often as my life goes on.