Yesterday, Groundhog Day, no groundhog would have seen his or her shadow.
So we can all hope, here in upstate New York, for an early spring.
Yesterday, while the nation's groundhogs were trying to predict if we were going to have six more weeks of winter or an early spring, we had lake effect snow squalls. Here are a couple of shots.
These squalls, incidentally, come quickly and can sometimes cause near whiteout conditions in mere seconds. In other parts of upstate New York, they can dump several inches of snow in a matter of inches.
This one was bit more sedate.
During the squall.
Right after the squall. Several minutes after this picture, the sky was blue, as if nothing had ever happened.
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You'll be glad you did.