Thursday, January 29, 2015

Up and Down, Southwestern Ohio's Typical Winter Weather

It was 4 degrees F yesterday morning.  By the end of the day we had rain.  Overnight it was cold enough for yesterday's rain to freeze.

This morning we have white ice and black ice on the driveway.  The temperature is 35 degrees and it is raining again.  A Facebook friend carrying a load of odds and ends sat down on black ice this morning.  Fortunately, she didn't hurt herself.

We are expecting snow and colder temperatures this afternoon.

This is our second cold spell this year. We had a cold spell starting early in January but by the fifteenth of January we had balmy temperatures in the 40s and 50s.  The weather has been cooling down again since January 25.

The ice covering the falls at Charleston Falls Preserve was gradually melting until this new "blast of arctic weather" as the weatherman called it.

January 17....

January 20...

January 23... You can see that the snow on the ground on January 17 has melted.

But on January 26, I awoke to see a backyard covered with a new layer of snow.

I haven't been back to the park yet but I expect, especially since more cold weather is coming in today, that the falls will soon look  like it did on January 17.

1 comment:

  1. You have more snow than I do in Minnesota!! Congratulations!! We have black ice and white ice after a rain last night, it is snowing here now so everything is slicker than snot on a doorknob. I am staying in, well maybe I will go to the end of the walk and throw the ball for Chance! Say Hi to Tom:)