Denise Goldberg's blog

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A snowy walk on an April day

I woke up this morning to clear skies, and marveled that the weather forecast called for snow. Well, that clear sky disappeared pretty quickly, filling with gray clouds.

Not too many hours passed before light flurries started drifting by the window. Soon, big snowflakes started flying, sticking to the grass and to the trees, and changing the roads and sidewalks to very wet and sometimes snow-covered surfaces. I ventured out for a walk just before noon, making good use of my jacket's hood. Those big snowflakes were still flying, still sticking to surfaces. And yes, my jacket was a bit wet when I walked back in to the shelter of my office.

Just out of curiosity, I checked the weather forecast for the rest of the day. After all, it really is supposed to be spring, and to me heavy snow just doesn't fit with the season! The National Weather Service web site informed me that the current conditions were "snow fog". And the forecast at noon said:

"Periods of showers, mainly before 4pm. High near 41. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
But, but... it was still snowing!

Several hours later the snow did change over to rain, and I'm hoping that the forecast for tomorrow can be believed because it sounds like a real spring day with a possibility of a 2-wheeled wander after work. I can hope, can't I?