Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wet snowflakes falling

I'm watching the strangest snowfall I've ever seen, and I'm 75 years old.  My apartment is on the SE corner of our building, which doesn't exactly square up with the four directions.  Nevertheless, my windows facing South ― in my bedroom and the living room ― shows snow flying East as it whips to the left past my windows.  Not downward, but mostly level from right to left.  I went into the kitchen to see what it was doing at my East-facing window.  Even stranger, as big white wet flakes are almost at a standstill as they drift North near the building, even though gale winds are sending big gusts of snow South mere feet away at my street.  Seriously, my car is maybe a dozen steps from the building (that's my dark green Subaru on the left), but the snow there is blowing in a different direction from the wet flakes up close.  You can see the snow-rain mix is so wet it half-filled the triangular collection pond across the street during the night.  That's the parking lot behind Walgreen's (top left) and the pre-school parking lot (top right).  Yes, there's been more rain than snow, especially since it's only 36° Fahrenheit.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Snow sometimes seems to have a mind of its own and the wind around your tall building sounds like it is making everything a little weirder! We're up in San Francisco for a few days and it feels good to be out of the 80 degree weather Southern California is still having!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I went out to eat that evening with my friend Joan, who sold her house in Montana a few weeks ago. She said I've never seen snow whipping in several directions because I'm from the South. For her, it's not at all unusual to see it going anywhere and everywhere at the same time.