Dec 13 2008

Winter White

Published by at 11:56 am under Schenley Park,Weather & Sky

Schenley Park in snow (photo by Kate St. John)Just now we’re having two days of winter.

On Thursday it drizzled, rained and poured heavy snow-filled drops.  Miserable weather but excellent for ducks as Dan Yagusic discovered when he found, among other things, two long-tailed ducks on the Allegheny River.

It was a lot of rain – so much that it flooded the Monongahela parking wharf – but the rain changed to snow overnight and coated everything white.

I was stir crazy from staying indoors so I walked to work on Friday and took this picture in Schenley Park.  Not an inspiring photo, but you get the idea.   As if we needed to be convinced it’s winter again, it was 17 degrees last night.

Today it’s clear, sunny and bright.  The snow may stay through this afternoon but it’ll certainly melt tomorrow when the temperature climbs into the 50s again.

I shouldn’t complain.  I’ll be doing the Buffalo Creek Christmas Bird Count tomorrow and will appreciate the warmth.  But I really do prefer winter white.

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3 Responses to “Winter White”

  1. Kristenon 13 Dec 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I also much prefer winter white to winter slushy gray!

  2. Libby Strizzion 14 Dec 2008 at 9:18 am

    Just think — in two months you’ll be talking again about Dorothy and E2 at their nesting site. Not too much longer to wait. Can you believe, I’ve forgotten the email address of the Aviary webcam, after using it almost daily last spring. Can you tell me it again please? I know it’s turned off for now, but I just want to be ready ;-)

  3. Kate St. Johnon 14 Dec 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Earthcam still has a live link available from the Pitt webcam. It’s at:
    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/falcon/

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