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Winter 2011 in pictures March 21, 2011

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Photography, Weather.

Yesterday at 7:21 PM Eastern, spring began.  That marked an end of a winter that started off with a bang in late December, all of January, and early February, and petered out.

That stage of winter that will stand out the most.  I documented the season’s first storm here.  Here’s the rest:

Friday, January 7
Thick wet snowflakes:

Minor accumulation:

Wednesday, January 12
10.43 inches of snow:

Icicles outside my bedroom window:

They got rather big by the next day.  I used a putter I had in my closet to knock them down.

Friday, January 21
3.5 inches of snow

I didn’t take any pictures, but left this witty status update on Facebook after shoveling:

Another snowstorm, another 2 1/2 hours shoveling. T.G.I.F.; thank goodness I’m finished.

Thursday, January 27
A wintry mix the day before turned to sleet and freezing rain (with a few rumbles of thunder) before turning to wet snow.  The results were an inch or two of ice and about 12 inches of snow.

It was a pain to shovel, but I refused to quit…

…at least with the driveway and sidewalk.

It took five weeks for this gigantic bank to melt away:

This one melted a little quicker:

Saturday, January 29
The sun made it slightly easier to chop and scoop the ice and built-in tire tracks:

I finally got around to the sides and back yard:

Ice buildup and fallen icicles by the front gutter:

February began with an ice storm, but saw little snowfall the rest of the month.  The only snow this month, March, came this morning when it briefly mixed with rain.  There was no accumulation.

Let spring begin!

3/24 UPDATE: Winter has made a small comeback.  Yesterday, snow mixed with rain at times during the day and fell by itself at night (after a thunderstorm mix):

About an inch accumulated.  The snow stuck to everything, but it only partially melted on hard surfaces as of this morning.  So, I shoveled the rest:

By this afternoon, most of the snow had melted.

That should be the last of the snow until the end of the year.



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