Saturday 11-9-13

Greetings and welcome!

My favorite line from the movie Twister is, “..It isn’t coming, its already here..”.

The forecast is for some snow possible Sunday night and into Monday.  It doesn’t look very big, but could give us white ground and maybe an inch or two.

Saturday started out pretty wet and gloomy. Dodging my outside work in the morning I decided to make a town run for groceries and supplies. Lakewood was wet and damp looking. As we headed north into Townsend, the west side of the road had a little snow in the grass. A couple of cars coming south had 2-3″ of snow on them.

The snow accumulated on the grass got heavier as we went north. Between Valley Inn and Carter the road was actually a little slushy and there was full coverage on the sides. In town the grass was fully white, but still showing in spots. Based on the cars heading south, venturing farther north would have found a couple of inches of accumulated snow.

Also of interest, after our Sunday night-Monday storm clears out, we are expecting lows in the upper teens Monday and Tuesday night. That should help to freeze the ground more and work on a roof on the lakes.

I haven’t seen it myself, but I have it from a reliable source that the 40+ acre lake a half mile behind the house had skinned over as much as 2/3 of the lake on a few mornings last week. He also said that the bays on the (Caldron Falls) flowage were getting a little skin ice too. I know the big puddle in the driveway had a decent layer Friday morning.

Places farther to our north and west have had several inch plus snows already this year. The best one that I saw was about 5″ on M75 about a week ago.

Winter is definitely introducing itself.

I got a little shop time in today and made progress on a preseason check up on a friend’s sled. It was good to be back out there, and there will be more to come.

Thanks for visiting and stay warm.