Thursday, October 06, 2005

the first ... "winter" ... storm

this storm was interesting, to say the least. pilot mound gave us reports of 45 cm of snow, and there were apparently whiteout conditions around southern manitoba.

here in the city, we got off lucky. the temperature was just enough above freezing that the snow didn't much stick to the ground.

but this evening i saw something interesting and, i suspect, rare.

i looked out my window and saw that all the exposed northeast-facing surfaces (trees, mainly) had a growth, abour 5 cm deep, of snow--the snow had been blown against the surfaces by the 50 to 70 km/h winds, and stuck.

it's almost like frosting on the side of trees.


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