Saturday, March 11, 2017

Local Saturday - Oreo Snow

Dear readers, winter has returned, again, to upstate New York.

It just won't let go.  Never mind perhaps a record warm winter.  Winter just won't let go.

We had a dusting of snow last night, with temperatures down into the single digits (F).

This type of light, powdery snow, combined with low temperatures, is something I like to call "Oreo snow".  Sometimes, I use my imagination, and think I am inhaling a sweetness that is carried by the cold air.

It even sugar-coats bushes.

But it is no fun to be out in, with the sometimes strong winds of March.  Right now, the wind chill is 3 above zero F (-16C).

This is just an appetizer.  By midnight Monday night, we are going to get a powerful nor'easter, and the ones that come in mid-March are sometimes the deadliest.  Even the southern United States may get snow.

An interesting week ahead.

Call it Jack Frost's revenge.

24 comments:

  1. We're feeling the same way here all the way down in SC! It's going to be 19 degrees here tonight with a dusting of light snow! Unheard of around here!

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    1. Wow. Several times in the past few years,I've spent several days of March in South Carolina (Charleston, or Camden, or Columbia). I know how unusual that kind of weather is!

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  2. Oreo snow was a new one to me...I like it! Winter has been a tease here too!

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    1. What a strange winter it has been! I'm looking out my window right now and the sky is white...

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  3. When March comes in like a lamb, it leaves like a lion. This whole winter has been a lamb, and I don't think we're off the hook, yet. I'm also anticipating hurricanes, this summer.

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    1. The weather is stranger and stranger. Holly, we both know why, although many are in denial.

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    2. Yep. In denial, or looking forward to a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. We've given them too much interesting fiction. Made all their archetypal hero and anti-hero fantasies look possible.

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  4. We still have 200,000 homes without power and overnight temps in the teens. No snow thank goodness.

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    1. That's rough. We have thousands in Rochester, NY still without power due to that terrible windstorm. What terrible weather it is. So fortunate to have heat!

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    1. You'll get it worse than us...good luck!

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  6. beautiful pictures from the snow.
    best
    susa

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  7. Oh Alana ! I can imagine how you must feel after a brief spell of 'non-winter'. My grand daughter just returned to NJ after a fortnight of blazing sunshine and blistering temperatures in a Mumbai February and was completely shocked by the snow that met her there..... Don't envy you even though we've begun to sweat in this heat.

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    1. I don't want to sweat, but we are under a winter weather warning right now and could be getting up to 18 inches of snow - not looking forward to that at all. Be happy you aren't visiting New Jersey right now.

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  8. First time I am hearing about Oreo Snow !!!

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    1. I would rather have an Oreo cookie. But it is kind of neat..

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  9. Loved the analogy Alana and I can see why - sugar coat the bushes..... I am smiling as I was reading this.
    Its become a little chilly and cold here again even as winter were leaving as the upper hills have had some snowfall and the cold winds are blowing till here!!

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    1. Will be a lot of sugar on those bushes after tomorrow, I fear.

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  10. Woaaa that's extremely cold... I don't think I will be brave enough to even step out of my bed... But I am sure it must look beautiful... Loved the comparison with Oreo... I love them.

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  11. We had snow Saturday night in North Carolina. It was all melted by later afternoon Sunday, but it's still really cold. Everything was frosty this morning, and they say we have a chance for a winter mix tonight. I'm ready for Spring! Stay warm!

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  12. I wrote a few line in Hindi, my language when I saw that Oreo snow - I too wrote that it was like powdered sugar - the first look gave me that impression....stay safe - it is frigid.....http://shalzmojo.in/2017/03/guestblogging-book-review-strange-library-haruki-murakami-book-set-japanchinaturkey/

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