Just a couple of days after I took that photograph of the flowers starting to bud, we get a nice snowfall to remind us that Winter is still here. This storm was a little different than what we usually get around here. It was heaviest in the Midlands to the Coastal region, and lightest toward the mountains. Charleston got its' first measurable snow in a decade. Here in the Upstate I am guessing we got around 3 to 5 inches. A nice amount, but it wasn't very good for playing around in. The snow wouldn't stick together very well for snowballs or snowmen. It was kind of typical in one way though; almost all of it had melted by 5 pm the next day. There is still some of the stuff lingering in the more shaded areas, but it is pretty much gone everywhere else.
There is a small chance of sleet and flurries tonight, but I don't expect very much from it.
Monday, February 15, 2010