Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Spring Snowstorm

Photos of spring flowers, taken on Thursday.  Temperatures in the seventies and sunny skies.

Photo taken on a hike up Flagstaff Mountain on Friday.  Temps in the 50's and storm clouds gathering.

Photos taken Sunday morning with temps in the 30's, more than a foot of heavy wet snow having fallen, and snow still coming down.

Actually, the paper says Boulder has measured 17 inches so far with a bit more to come today.  But the snow is so dense that it compacts into less height and quite a bit turns to water as it hits the warm pavement.  There's a little river trying to flow down our sidewalk on College Avenue but it's being dammed up by snow further down the street. 

Power outages and tree damage were forecast along with the heavy snow but so far we're doing okay. Still, the trees are laden with snow and every so often there's a "whoosh" and a splat as a big swatch of snow falls down from a tree.  

The city is warning people not to walk under trees and as I type this I'm seeing people walking down the middle of the street instead of on the wet and tree lined sidewalks.  

Ray and Paula were over last night for dinner which was a lot of fun and during the day I was happy staying inside sewing and reading and puttering around while the snow fell.   

Will this be the last snow of the year?  For the past two years there has been snow on Mother's Day, so we'll see!


  1. My CO poodle friend said her daughter got 40" of wet snow. Yikes! At least it's melting, into the precious water needed. Pretty. And no power loss? win win.

  2. Oh the weather outside is frightful,
    But the fire is so delightful,
    And since we've no place to go,
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


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