Today has been a cold and windy day with gusts getting up near 30 mph. The high was only near freezing though with lots of snow squalls around. Just not one here in Mount Joy.
We got out for a nice walk this evening after supper. It was our first after supper walk I think since last fall that it wasn’t dark. It was nice not being blinded by the passing traffic’s headlights. There were a disappointing number of homes and businesses that didn’t clear the snow yesterday and just had an icy mess.
It’s the middle of March, and we’re finally getting a decent snow storm. The storms so far this winter have been mostly mediocre around here at best. We ended up with three or four inches.
I have always liked seeing fresh snowfall on the trees and stuff when the sun first comes out after a storm. Today was one of those chances I got to see that before it melts or blows off.
Even though the temperature has been above freezing all day, and it’s been warm, it did actually snow today. Some even accumulated in the areas that don’t get any of the strong solar radiation yet.
We had a decent snow squall actually survive after it moved east of the Mountains. Decent burst of snow in Lancaster and even more at home in Mount Joy with a fresh dusting.
I feel like I remember cold fronts being much sharper when I was a kid. That could be just the bias of remembering bigger deals. This morning’s cold front featured a nice squall line with wind and quick drop in temperature and dew point
A few miles can make all the difference in weather sometimes. We went to Lititz today, and it appeared that they had more snow than we did yesterday. Ours is almost all gone, but the ground was still covered up there.
The past couple of mild days were mild, but now winter is back, at least temporarily, with some wet snow overnight.
I noticed this morning when I took Brooke to the bus stop that it felt pretty warm. My weather station showed it but it was a pleasant late winter morning out there today. I mean if it’s not gonna snow why be in the low teens? It was well into the 30s by 8:30 am and there was no wind yet. I came home and did a WOD while it was bright and sunny outside.
We made it out for a nice walk this evening. It was a really nice walk with the fresh dusting of snow and it still being daylight out.
Nice impressive winter storm for us here. Not all snow but it was a fun storm.
Last night before I went to bed the radar was looking really good for snow. This morning it was pretty clear that the storm over performed with what looked like at least 4 inches of snow.
We finally get a winter weather advisory for 2 to 4 inches of snow tomorrow night. Of course, the neighbors have to get their snowblower ready for that.
We managed to time our evening walk just right today. We got out there just as the snow was beginning to fall.
finally a snow storm but it’s going to miss us to the south. It’s good to see one not cutting up well to the west at least.
There had been a chance of snow in the forecast for today, but I wasn’t expecting any accumulation, but we ended up with a nice surprise. Everything is white. Even the roads!
It turned out sunnier and warmer today than I expected with the high in the mid 50s.
It turned out pretty nice today. The sun came out and the temperature spiked into the low sixties.
It’s pretty late, but we had our first snow flurries of the year. Well, it was our first daytime snow flurries that I saw.
We have had our first snowfall of the season finally. It wasn’t much, but it’s something.
The storm was one of those with a lot of hype, but things had to be just right for it to verify. This time it worked out, and we wound up with about a foot of snow.
We had a decent snow storm for being so early. Not what the usual Facebook “meteorologists” hyped it to be, but it was decent enough,
We have had our first snow of the year, and it was pretty early. It was accumulating while I was doing my WOD.
It looks and feels like snow today. It reminds me of hanging out with the guys up the mountains for buck season. Being visually impaired I did not hunt, but I did eat, drink and play cards.
It is a cool and rainy spring day. During the winter, this could probably have been a decent snow storm.
We had a bit of snow falling this morning. Not much, but it was nice to see something after this failure of a winter.
Today I get to watch the radar instead of the snow. The Carolinas are getting hammered, but we’re barely even getting clouds from the storm.
We had our coldest night of the year so far, and of course, it was wasted cold. It didn’t include any snow.
I spotted some Crocuses blooming already.
I did the first WOD earlier. That was deadlifts and burpees. Not bad. The burpees slowed me down a decent amount do to space and not having room to trip over the bar safely. The deadlifts went really well. I chose 225 pounds for basically 4 a minute adding another burpee each minute and they felt light. I’m happy with that considering I haven’t been deadlifting or lifting anything heavy for that matter in a few months.
Back to this winter’s normal pattern again. We had yet another rainstorm. At least it’s fairly mild and not just 33 ℉ and rain.
Today’s high in the 50s means we get to have cheeseburgers on the grill for supper! I good part of the day was even sunny!
Another cold front moved through. So far, this year apart from the arctic shot in December, nothing has compared to the past few years.
It’s windy today, with occasionally strong gusts. It’s really relaxing to me to hear it.
Well any trace of last weeks snow is long gone now. Yesterday It was warm and humid with a threat of showers that never did happen. Even had some sun poke through the clouds at times with temperatures in the 50s. Last evening it began to creep up with south winds. Around midnight I woke up and peaked at radar. A line of heavy rain was developing just to our west so I got up hoping for a thunderstorm.
We ended up with a couple of inches of snow yesterday. It was wet snow and stuck to everything.
It looks as if we have received a couple of inches of snow so far today. The original forecast was for around an inch.
Last evening an Arctic cold front moved through with at least where I was at producing a nice snow squall with a dusting of snow. Kept hearing the wind all night and it kept reminding me of hunting season at eight bees, our place near Hazleton PA. While I didn’t hunt myself because of my poor eyesight I did go to the mountains during hunting season with my dad as I was growing up.
I’m hoping for some thundersnow here in Mount Joy. It’s snowing heavily now, with some lightning on the maps west of here.
I’ve enjoyed listening to the snow melting and dripping. I’m finding it very relaxing. Reminding me of the mountains in the winter on the rare occasion we had snow.
Yesterday’s high was in the mid 60s, that would be 60+ degrees higher than the low 5 days earlier. The only reminder of the cold few days before were the patches of snow left over in the shaded areas but by evening only a few remnants of piles were left. in hindsight and I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it yesterday afternoon I should have opened a window to let some fresh outside air in the house.
We finally got some snow before the arctic front moves through tomorrow. I saw a squirrel sitting on the patio table after the snow.
Like most of the storms so far this winter, We’re having yet another warm storm.
We had some slow that quickly changed to rain. Now the arctic front is on its way through for a quick cold shot.
This winter we’ve had some early snow. Technically, it was still autumn when the middle of November when we had the snow.
Our biggest snow storms seem to be around President’s Day. That won’t be the case today, with the high temperature being near 80 ℉.
We headed out to the NW river trail to check out the river ice. It was cool looking so I had to share some pictures.
I found some pictures of my first big snowfall after moving to Mount Joy. It turned out to be one of the area’s top ten of all time, I believe.
This storm did produce a tornado in York County. When it got here you could definitely see that it was rotating. Well actually it more less just skirted my house but it was cool looking. Here’s what it looked like as it moved away to the north east. It was a really impressive looking storm for around here let alone in winter. Departing thunderstorm showing rotationThis is a photo of a departing thunderstorm showing rotation.
We had a bigger snow storm on January 23rd. We ended up getting two to three feet of snow.
Another week and more snow for us is in the forecast. The storm should bring our heaviest snow fall of the year so far.
Per the forecast, it looks like a few inches of snow here. To our north, they’ll likely get six or more inches.
It looks like we should be getting a couple of inches of snow here in Lancaster County. The heavier snow should stay to our east.
I woke up this morning to a coating of snow. I’m beginning to think that may be all we get this year with the pattern so far.
December was a cold month and fairly dry month. Harrisburg ended the month with the average temperature 4.1 degrees below normal. Pretty interesting how the blocking held up through out the month and even had a close call with a snow storm. It will be fun to see where January goes.
We had a nice snow storm with snowfall rates of up to two to three inches per hour. Ended up with about twenty inches.
This season so far has been pretty good for snow. Saturday was our third snowfall of the year, and Lancaster set anew record December snowfall at 16 inches. Southern parts of the county received 20 inches or more, and northern parts received as little as 8 inches of snow. Here at home we got about a foot. Rain for Christmas though will probably help melt a lot of the snow away, then early January looks to be warmer.
The cold has been building in Alaska for a while now and it has mostly stayed where it is. It looks like it will head straight down into the Midwest and north east US.. We’ll probably get below zero here but the NWS isn’t forecasting that yet. I imagine it’ll be pretty brutal just a bit north of here where there is snow cover on the ground and if it clears up at night.
We had a NICE MOISTURE rich storm that is causing snow in New England. If only it had been snow here. With my Davis Vantage Pro2 recording just over two inches of snow.
It’s November 20th and there’s a nice-looking snow squall stretching across Pennsylvania.
The snow flurries I thought we might get last night turned into a nice coating of snow.
The mild weather last week ended when we had a fairly strong move through. Now, it’s pretty chilly for November.
It’s always a sign of winter coming when the leaves are turning. It’s also a good sign to see CTP talking about lake effect snows.
May 12 and two nice nor’easter in the past week. This has been an cool weather week for sure. They produced tornadoes in the Midwest and in the south and heavy rain in the mid Atlantic. They even had some snow today in the laurel highlands of Pennsylvania today. This most recent storm would have made an awesome winter storm. I think it would have been a great snow maker. It’s not too fast moving and keeping temps in the 40’s in May here would lead me to believe there would have been enough cold air for snow in the winter.
It’s a pretty cold morning today for the end of February. My vantage pro2 recorded a low of 14.1 and the coldest it’s recorded this year has been 8 so it’s not that far off. Yesterday was chilly too. The wind made it feel even colder. It’s just a little more wasted cold. Today we should see a clipper move through the area but most of the snow will be to the north.
We ended up getting an inch or two of snow this morning. I guess a little snow is better than none.
It looks like the Susquehanna valley is in for another ice storm. We’ve been placed in a winter storm watch for it.
Yesterday gave two very nice surprises. First one was the clipper left us more than an inch of very fluffy snow accumulation. It just kept snowing, with nothing showing on radar anywhere near us. My guess would have to be the precipitation was below the radar beam. Last night about 9pm we decided to run to the store to pick something up and the moon was out. It had cleared up in time for the lunar eclipse!
It’s another day and another storm off to our west. That’s been the pattern this winter.
Well this last storm was one of those times where the cold air just hangs tough at the surface. We ended up below freezing here until about 11am with freezing rain. Some of it was heavy. Cold air damming sure is fun to watch in action. It was a good thing state college issued the ice storm warning. The roads seemed to mostly stay wet but it was really accumulating on the trees and wires and other things.
This time last year we quite a memorable sleet storm. It was the most sleet I can remember seeing.
Sunday ended up being blustery with temperatures getting down to 10 with a high only into the 20s. It seems like such a waste to get cold like that without snow.
Nice, We are having some surprise snow flurries!
I looked at the radar then out the window and got a surprise. It was snowing moderately, and the grass was white!
As I was expecting, we didn’t get any snow here in Mount Joy from this storm. It was rain instead.
There is at least a potential for snow here in Lancaster County Sunday into Monday.
I cannot even comprehend the snowfall forecast that the NWS has out for Sierra Nevada. The forecast is calling for Seven to Ten Feet of.
This strange winter is continuing. We’re forecaSted to get some snow, and snow in March is always a good thing.
Meteorological winter is over now. As a snow lover the winter wasn’t really a great one. We really didn’t get all that much snow but we did have one interesting snow storm that turned to sleet and ice then the temperature dropped and froze everything as solid as a rock. That was a fun storm to watch develop. December and January were both warm months. The ground never froze. I didn’t really think we’d get any snow the way the winter was going.
Today it feels a lot like spring. It’s much milder than it has been.
I am remembering the second major snowstorm on Presidents’ Day, at least while I was alive. It was my first big snowstorm here in Mount Joy, PA.
The snow that I had hoped for yesterday didn’t materialize. It was sleet and ice instead.
We decided to check out the ice on the river today. It was really cool on the York county side of the river. There seemed to be lots of pressure pushing the ice against the western banks. We could hear the ice squeaking and cracking as the water tried to push it. There was also plenty of broken pieces of ice on top and pushed up along the bank. There were also a few louder cracks out further.
It’s been below freezing for a few days now. Actually it’s been getting into the single digits at night and teens in the day. We’ll be keeping an eye on the river for a while. Below will be a few pictures from today. Icy iceThis photo shows a couple of blocks of ice on top of the sheet ice on the river. River Ice Towards BridgesThis picture shows more ice on the frozen Susquehanna River.
As I expected all week, the forecasted snow last night never materialized here.
This past week has been cold, with no real snowfall. I think it’s a big waste of cold air.
It’s finally feeling like winter around here. We should have a chance of snow squalls with an arctic cold front.
We finally had our first snowfall of the year. It’s a pretty late one this winter.