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March 21, 2006

Snow is Here



Ahh, now the snow is here.
Really, one minute there's not a flake on the ground, and the next, it's as if the clouds have taken a big white dump on my lawn. I took this picture about fifteen minutes ago, and since then the lawn has largely disappeared. The snow's return will be brief, however; it's going to be in the forties tomorrow. Yeah, I'm not going to miss it.

Here's a picture of some buds in my yard that are currently being frosted in snow:



Hopefully this won't kill them. I don't suspect it will. It's winter's last gasp.

Posted by john at March 21, 2006 09:30 AM

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Randy | March 21, 2006 09:43 AM

"It's winter's last gasp."


You hope. Last year, in Columbus, we had a good snow at the end of April.

John Scalzi | March 21, 2006 09:50 AM

Don't speak of such things.

Robert Daeley | March 21, 2006 11:00 AM

Never mind the budding plants, what about the poor lawn arthropods?

KenL | March 21, 2006 11:30 AM

Hah! That's what they say about Winter every year, and every year winter always makes a comeback!

(...granted, several months later, but I'm sure it's just a tactical withdrawal...)

Cassie | March 21, 2006 12:31 PM

Easter is in April this year, therefore we are practially guaranteed an April blizzard.

(This prediction is not based on any real facts.)

Q | March 21, 2006 12:52 PM

I think the good citizens of Ohio can safely put the blame for this weather squarely on Scalzi's shoulders for changing his website design to "Spring". Shame on you for taunting fate.

John Scalzi | March 21, 2006 12:54 PM

Yeah. My bad.

andrew | March 21, 2006 12:59 PM

My birthday is on April 1. I live in Canada (right now in Hamilton Ontario, but I have also lived in Suburban Toronto and in Windsor Ontario). In all but a few years, I have had snow on the ground on my birthday, and in a few years the snow on the ground has been quite substantial.

I am still waiting for Winter's last snowstorm.

Cheers
Andrew

Stan | March 21, 2006 01:18 PM

Andrew, try vacationing in Florida or somewhere else warm on your birthday - see if the snow trend holds up.

Amanda | March 21, 2006 02:05 PM

I'm another Canadian, and when my folks moved to Winnipeg 20-odd years ago, it snowed on May 1st.

Had I my camera with me, I'd take a picture of the snow outside, and you can see what a REAL winter looks like. ;)

doubt | March 21, 2006 04:57 PM

May 1st? That's nothing. It snows in June here some years.

doubt | March 21, 2006 05:01 PM

Oh, and for the record, "here" is Denver.

But then, we get the bulk of our snow in spring. Thick, heavy snow, often a foot at a time. And then, we get a week or so of sunny with temperatures in the 70's afterwards.

It's really the best of both worlds if you ask me.

Tom Nixon | March 21, 2006 09:55 PM

My birthday is on April 1. I live in Canada (right now in Hamilton Ontario, but I have also lived in Suburban Toronto and in Windsor Ontario). In all but a few years, I have had snow on the ground on my birthday,

My sister lives in Fort St. James, BC. Look it up on a map. It's about 500 miles *north* of Vancouver, give or take. Near as I can tell, she has snow 13 months out of the year.

No, thank you.

Tom Nixon | March 21, 2006 09:56 PM

My birthday is on April 1. I live in Canada (right now in Hamilton Ontario, but I have also lived in Suburban Toronto and in Windsor Ontario). In all but a few years, I have had snow on the ground on my birthday,

My sister lives in Fort St. James, BC. Look it up on a map. It's about 500 miles *north* of Vancouver, give or take. Near as I can tell, she has snow 13 months out of the year.

No, thank you.

Soni | March 22, 2006 01:23 AM

Personally, I think snow is the sign that you've moved too far north for reasonable human habitation. Could be just me, though. I wear long sleeves until it hits the 90s.

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