Mother Nature has lost control of the thermostat
February 10, 2009 | A week ago, when I came back from the Super Bowl weekend in Michigan, it was 80°F when I stepped off the plane. That was then. This is now.
Winter is back, with a vengeance. Over the weekend it got cold, the clouds descended, and the rains came. It was positively miserable yesterday: low dark clouds and rain all day long. At one point a tiny bit of blue sky emerged over the eastern side of the valley to reveal a lovely blanket of snow atop the mountain range.
Overnight the skies cleared and the thermometer sank to the high 30s just after sunrise, and while I was walking the grounds early this morning there was a coating of ice on the grass in some areas. I expected to see a thick coat of snow on the mountain.
Wrong! There is snow cover about half-way down the mountain, but it looks pretty sparse. The rain must have been just warm enough to melt a lot of it. But it's still pretty. Up there.
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