2014-2015 Season Watch

2014-2015 Season Watch

It’s that time again.  It’s time to post the 2014-2015 Season Watch page.  Watch this page for updates about SNOW.  Yes, you can see what it is REALLY like in Palmyra during the winter time.

Day 1 – November 13th, 2014 – I looked out the window and what did I see?  SNOW.  Yes, that’s right, it’s snowing this afternoon.  Darn, and I’m stuck inside.  If you’ve followed me from years past, I love to shovel snow.  I think this is the earliest I’ve seen snow since we’ve moved here.

Day 2 – November 14th, 2014 – I was hoping to wake to a white lawn.  No such luck.  Later in the day, there was a handyman doing some odd jobs around the house and I asked what it is like outside.  He said, “It’s snowing.  I looked and sure enough.  Another day with snow.”

Day 3 – November 15th, 2014 – Yup, a little more snow.

Day 4 – November 17th, 2014 – Getting more snow today.  Not a lot, but it’s been falling all morning.

Day 5 – November 19th, 2014 – Just a little.

Day 6 – November 20th, 2014 – a little over night.  Total accumulations (don’t laugh) 1/4″.  We had a flurry for a minute or two, but that was it.

Day 7 – November 26th, 2014 – It started snowing while I was in physical therapy (between 3pm and 5pm).  By the time we got home, the grass was covered with a dusting of snow.

Day 8 – November 27th, 2014 – It’s a White Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving.  We got about 1.5 inches last night.

Day 9 – December 10th, 2014 – It’s been snowing all morning.  This one is supposed to dump 5-8 inches (which is a lot for Palmyra this early in December.)

Day 10 – December 11th, 2014 – We got about 10″ total yesterday and last night.  It took all day before they got to us to plow the snow.  This is the biggest single-day dump of snow I’ve seen since moving here.

Day 11 – December 12th, 2014 – Just a light dusting on top of yesterday’s storm.  They got our driveway plowed and that’s good because I certainly can’t do it right now.

Day 12 – December 29th, 2014 – We had a “green” Christmas and today we’ve got a bit of a dusting of snow.  While it was 51 degrees here the other day, people in “warm” Arizona experienced 27 degree weather.  Yes, this is Western New York where the weather is a complete mystery to those out west.

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Snow Today

Day 13 – December 30th, 2014 – We got a good 5 inches today.  I had to call the guy to come plow.

Day 14 – January 2nd, 2015 – Just a dusting, but it is still snow.

Day 15 – January 5th, 2015 – Another dusting.  It is COLD.  Went run an errand and it was 19F outside around noon.

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Dusting of Snow 1/5/2015

Day 16 – January 7th, 2015 – It is bitter cold and the snow is light, but making the roads very slick.  The temperatures must have got down to about 4F.

Day 17 – January 8th, 2015 – It is still bitter cold and in the single digits most of the day.  Came evening, it started warming up in to the 20s.

Day 18 – January 9th, 2015 – We got about an inch last night.  It’s still quite cold, but things are warming up.

Day 19 – January 12th, 2015 – It’s a quarter after 9 a.m. and there’s a good 1.5″ on the ground.  Things have warmed up, but now that means more snow.  It is supposed to snow most of today and in to tomorrow.

Day 20 – January 13th, 2015 – We got another inch or so last night.  The good news is, the temperature is warming up.

Day 21 – January 16th, 2015 – When I got up it was about 2″ deep of white fluff.  This cold, dry flaky snow is beautiful.

Day 22 = January 25th, 2015 – Brrrr… very cold and just a dusting of snow.  The flakes fell most of the day, but never amounted to anything.  By the time I went to bed it was 11F outside.  Brrr…. this has been a very cold winter.

Day 23 – January 29th, 2015 – We got a little snow, but not much.

Day 24 – January 30th, 2015 – There was about 1″ on the ground this morning, and I cleared the sidewalk before leaving to Buffalo.  There at Niagara Falls, there was a LOT of snow blowing around and it was cold and icy.  Now, keep in mind, the weather in Palmyra is much nicer than it is at Niagara Falls.  After visiting the falls in the winter I appreciate our mild winters much more.

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Ice in the Water

Day 25 – January 31st, 2015 – I stayed the night in Mentor, Ohio, and woke to 22F weather.  We left Mentor around 2pm and on our first bathroom-break we came out of the rest stop and it was snowing.  I got home and we had about 1.5″ on the ground.

Day 26 – February 1st, 2015 – We got another inch last light.  They are estimating 8-12 inches tonight.  So, I cancelled the First Monday Event.  Nobody is going to want to go out in that sort of a storm.

Day 27 – February 2nd, 2015 – It is snowing and we’ve got about 8″ out there right now.  So far, this is looks like it is going to top anything we’ve got since I’ve lived here.


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Snow From the Front Parlor

Day 28 – February 3rd, 2015 – The snow stopped early this morning, and now it is time to dig ourselves out.  With my knee the way it is, I’m going to have to hire someone to do it.

Day 29 – February 4th, 2015 – We’ve been getting flurries all day.  By bedtime it was about 1″ of new snow.

Day 30 – February 5th, 2015 – We got about 1.25″ last night, and we’re in the teens with flurries.  They say we are in to a long snow stretch.

Day 31 – February 6th, 2015 – Some very cold temperatures and light flurries.  These cold temperatures are keeping the snow pack from melting.  This is very unusual for here.

Day 32 – February 7th, 2015 – Just some flurries here and there.

Day 33 – February 8th, 2015 – We got about 5 inches since we got out of church.  It’s getting deep.

Day 34 – February 9th, 2015 – We got a lot of snow last night.  Because it isn’t melting, it is piling up.

Day 35 – February 10th, 2015 – Another inch or so.

Day 36 – February 11th, 2015 – It was sunny today.  I went to a meeting tonight and when I came out my car was covered with snow.

Day 37 – February 12th, 2015 – We got about an inch last night and there are flurries.  The good news is it is in the mid 20s.

Day 38 – February 13th, 2015 – This is the coldest sunny day I’ve experienced since moving here.  I was outside in 7 degree weather with a wind chill factor of -15.  That’s COLD.  And it was SUNNY.

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Stafford Road (old section)

Day 39 – February 14th, 2015 – Another cold day.  We got about 1″ of snow last night and it is snowing this morning.  They estimate we might get up to 3″ today.

Day 40 – February 15th, 2015 – They cancelled church today because of the weather conditions.  It’s in the minus-teens with the wind chill factor and we got another 4 inches last night plus it is still snowing.  It is a good day to remain indoors.

Day 41 – February 16th, 2015 – We got another 1.5″ last night.  These sub-zero temperatures are keeping it from melting.  The accumulation in the middle of the yard is up to my knee cap.

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Sisters Petersen (back) and Bowman (front) help clear the walk to the backdoor.

Day 42 – February 17th, 2015 – We got just a little today.

Day 43 – February 18th, 2015 – I thought we would have a snow-less day, but came evening, it really came down hard.  We got about 2″ before bedtime.

Day 44 – February 19th, 2015 – We are having a few squalls today, and they are saying more is on its way tonight.

Day 45 – February 20th, 2015 – We got about 1″.  They were estimating about 3″, but we didn’t get as much as anticipated.

Day 46 – February 21st, 2015 – We got a little during the night.  The Elders helped me shovel the sidewalks.

Day 47 – February 23rd, 2015 – A few flurries today, but the big thing were the record-breaking cold temperatures.  We’re in the midst of one of the worst cold spells this area has ever had.

Day 48 – February 26th, 2015 – A light dusting today was enough to cover the ground with all white.  They also said at this point, February, 2015, will go down in history are this area’s coldest winter EVER.

Day 49 – March 2nd, 2015 – Another light dusting.

Day 50 – March 3rd, 2015 – Snowing like crazy today.  Within that 1 hour we got about 2″ of snow.  Yet, the day started out like it might be nice.

Day 51 – March 4th, 2015 – Well, it started out like snow last night and turned to … I don’t know… freezing rain?  Either way, it left a nasty icy surface everywhere.

Day 52 – March 5th, 2015 – We got a light dusting again last night.

Day 53 – March 15th, 2015 – Just a light dusting last night and a few flakes falling this morning.

Day 54 – March 18th, 2015 – I swear my driveway got more snow than anywhere else in this region.  Three inches of snow were on my driveway, but as I drove to Rochester it diminished, and as I drove the other way to Geneva, it diminished too.  Later at night when I returned, the snow was melted everywhere except my driveway!  Very strange.

Day 55 – March 20th, 2015 – Just a light flurry or two that melted quickly.

Day 56 – March 22nd, 2015 – I got up this morning and there was 3″ of new snow!  THREE INCHES.  Hey, it is supposed to be spring… not January.

Day 57 – March 23rd, 2015 – We got a light dusting last night, and the high today is estimated at be 22F.  The average temperature for a March 23rd in Palmyra is 47F.  The low last night was 14F.  The previous low for this date in history was 24F.  Our HIGH today is colder than the previous LOW.

Day 58 – March 26th, 2015 – It started out raining and around 1pm, it snowed for the rest of the day.  It’s all melting as it falls, but it is snow nonetheless.

Day 59 – March 27th, 2015 – Woke, dressed and took a walk to the barber and the whole time it was snowing.

Day 60 – March 28th, 2015 – Another day with a white covered yard.  17F when I got up this morning and they say the high is going to be around 28F.

Day 61 – April 23rd, 2015 – Yes, we woke to snow this morning.  It snowed most of the morning.  Nothing sticking except on a few parts of the lawn and some plants.

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Snow at the Beckwith Mansion in Late April