It is not unusual to get snow in April, but it is rare to get so much. What makes this snow particularly strange is the temperatures have hovered right above freezing, and the snow is still accumulating. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the fifties.
For two and a half hours this afternoon, we had a thunderstorm with hail and sleet instead of rain. Lody, the Collie, who has moderate thunder phobia, paced and moaned for most of that time. Orion was pretty upset as well, and I couldn’t tell if he was reacting to Lody, to the storm, or to the disruption in his schedule. Snow is forecast for the next two days. Springtime in the Rockies is here!
According to the newspaper, Colorado Springs did experience blizzard conditions yesterday. However, out little micro-clime seemed to escape the worst of the storm. Of course, anyone who experienced the Blizzard of October 1997 has a hard time taking seriously a storm that doesn’t dump a few feet of snow.
We haven’t had many snowstorms this winter, and this looks as though it may be the first significant one. I went out early to the grocery store, and have some beef stew cooking in the crock pot. It is snowing heavily as I write this. This storm is coming from the north, and they are forecasting up to two feet of snow for our micro-clime.