Saturday, February 9, 2013

Nemo misses Leetonia

Snowing on Friday

New snow depth Saturday
Total Snow

Well, we stayed to the West edge of Nemo and only got about 2 inches of new snow as shown by my tennis ball measurement. We did get a total of around six inches of new snow over the last week making snowmobiling possible in the upper part of the mountains. I know that down below they didn't get nearly as much so you would need to stay at higher elevation to see snow. We aren't supposed to get any more significant snow and it looks like next week the temperatures are going to be moderate into the upper 30's. The are calling for rain and ice Monday, which is my least favorite.
Ice is so difficult to walk on and drive on in the mountains. In fact, yesterday my walk up to the top went fine. But when coming down I was constantly slipping and even fell once. I tried to stay in the deeper snow in the unplowed areas, but that isn't easy either.
Usually, by February I am getting tired of winter. Unfortunately, we can never count on getting rid of the snow permanently until the end of April. Since the weather is starting to warm up the Maple producers will be starting to collect sap. The combination weather needed for sap is: below freezing at night and above freezing during the day. All of our big Maple festivals are in March and are very interesting to see if you have never been. For now we just have to grin and bear the rest of Winter...Spring is just around the corner. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

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