Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 6, 2016


I really thought we were done with winter.  I was skeptical when I saw snow in the forecast for Sunday, especially since it was so mild the day before.  But snow it did, big white puffy snowflakes. The biggest we've ever seen.  They were the size of cotton balls.  It was extremely windy though and my power flickered a lot for about an hour.





It stopped mid day and by late afternoon, almost all the snow was gone.  Got up on Monday and it had started again.  I didn't want to cancel my appt in Plymouth so I drove up there in sloppy, slushy conditions, especially on the side roads.  I was never so happy to get home safely.  So many more errands to do but I wasn't going back out again.  We were told it would change to rain by 2 pm.

But it didn't change to rain.  It snowed all day long and into the early evening.  Needless to say, I was not amused.  



At least it was done by Tuesday so that I could get out and finish everything that needed to be done. The melt started around noon and the icicles were pretty.





All the flowers and budding trees are covered in snow and I hope they don't die.


Those icicles were running a steady stream of water.  You can see narrow flowing water on the bottom, and a big droplet falling from the one on the right.

At least it will melt very quickly, but I sure hope we're done!

24 comments:

  1. But it did make for some lovely pictures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Andrea. I would like to see this white crap gone by the end of the day! But probably by tomorrow.

      Delete
  2. Haha -->"You're drunk." True. So glad drunken April hasn't made its way to the West coast. I can enjoy your beautiful photos of icicles from here, JoJo.
    Stay warm and safe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. At least it's starting to melt but there's more snow in the forecast for Sat. night.

      Delete
  3. Try to remember those mild winters you had in the Pacific Northwest, JoJo. It might ease the pain. We've had heavy snows before, but not for the last couple of years. Maybe not since 2008. . .Hope the snow is gone now, after all it's April. PS - thanks for visiting my blog during the A to Z!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Remember that Dec. of 2008 when it snowed for 10 days? At least it felt like it. I couldn't go to work for days on end. I do miss the rain though. Rainiest winter ever in WA and I missed it. :(

      Delete
  4. We got a dollop of snow too. Had more last night although the roads are clear. That one piece of ice on the railing, looks just like the bust of a person, a woman maybe. Fascinating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't believe we're getting more on Saturday.

      Delete
  5. April is drunk for sure. How crazy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally crazy! I thought I could put my shovels, sand and winter boots away!

      Delete
  6. oh me too! I hope we're done with snow already! we did have snow as well on Sunday, and then again Tues just in time for my morning commute into the city. oh joy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Overall we had a good winter but come on, it's April! Go home winter!

      Delete
  7. Wow Joanne. I know you're not a fan. I'm not anymore either but those photos sure are beautiful, and I suppose if you didn't have to be out in it, it's wonderful to sit and watch. Great, great photos, and post. Loved it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As long as the roads are clear....but my drive to and from Plymouth on Monday was dicey and I was so relieved to get home.

      Delete
  8. Showers of snow looks beautiful. Also when it melts it looks awesome. All the pics are beautiful.Have all things in advance to enjoy the climate...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!!! I'm pleased to report that it didn't snow last night as predicted so it's just cold. I've had enough! lol

      Delete
  9. I was surprised when I heard about this weather on the news. We were traveling in Texas at the time. Our weather was pretty good thank goodness.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't believe it's still so cold out though. Mid April and it's in the 40s with a freezing wind.

      Delete
  10. ME TOO!!! It is hard to work in my yard as yet. We have had a lot of rain and it is just too wet out there. Today will be a beautiful spring day so I will be thankful for that. Hugs, LJ

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to buy a lawn mower but not till I'm sure we are done with snow and frost. lol The wind is so cold.

      Delete
  11. Hey JoJo,

    You certainly have had some bizarre weather. At least it gave you some amazing photo opportunities.

    Of course, in the UK, it's tropical weather and I shall be going out in my shorts! :)

    Gary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We're supposed to have a significant warm up but today the wind is still really cold.

      Delete
  12. Oh no, snow! Love the icicles photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanksw Anne! I'm very hopeful that we're done!!!!!

      Delete