April Snow in Rochester

words and images copyrighted ©2012 GCheatle

A Spring Snow Storm.  The weather folk say our first major snow storm of the year.  Winter recorded none.  These images show the world outside my Flat here in Rochester western New York – earlier today, Monday April 23.  Heavy wet snow with more predicted for the rest of today.  Forecast up to six inches locally with higher amounts in hills and west.  Messy driving.  Schools closed or with delayed openings.  Downed lines with resultant power outages.

This Spring our weather is a  roller coaster ride.  A week ago Rochester reach record high temperatures.  Flowers and flowering trees abounded.  See my Walk in the Park images – click here to view them.  Freezing and near freezing temperatures for today and tomorrow.  The temperature rises to 60 F on Wednesday.

For now a few more pictures from today.

Spring Snow In Rochester
©2012 GCheatle

Lonely Tulip in Spring Snow
©2012 GCheatle

Spring Snow in Black and White
©2012 GCheatle

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Snow On Boardman Street

03 56 Boardman , originally uploaded by Adventure George.

They warned us days ahead.

At first it was a major storm with snow measured in feet. Then the amount of snow was reduced to was more manageable amounts. Friday, today, after a night of snow, they said the snow would change to drizzle and the temperatures rise above freezing.

Today dawned with new snow near a foot. Then to the surprise of those weather predictors, the snow continued throughout the day and the temperatures remained below freezing.

This morning I was out taking pictures and generally enjoying myself. Walking out the door became a mini adventure. The snow on the ground, the snow in the air quieted the noises of the City. Nothing was in sharp focus. The falling snow saw to that. Walking was at best difficult on the sidewalks. The street had one plow pass something late in the night.

Some were powering up their snow blowers and making a start clearing driveways. I wasn’t out long before the City’s sidewalk plows came through pushing the snow with their V blades.

I waved. The driver nodded and he was past. It didn’t seem that long before he was plowing the walk on the other side of the street.

For my part, I was snapping pictures documenting the morning.

Then it was back inside, sitting at the computer working on the images of the morning and some from my recent time in Yosemite.

I worked till four when the snow stopped and mysteriously the sky cleared long enough for the sun to shine and the waning but almost full moon visible.

Yes, today’s weather presented a mini adventure and much enjoyment.