We saw our first snowfall of the 2017-2018 winter season on November 1.
On November 10 it snowed again.
Along comes Tuesday, December 12th. A lake effect snow warning was in effect from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm Wednesday. We live a little more than an hour’s drive southeast of Lake Erie. When we have lake effect snow warnings, our snow comes to us as it crosses over Lake Erie. Heavy lake effect snow was expected, with total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Some places in Warren County could see as much as 16 inches of snow. Sometimes, with lake effect snow, we get a little bit of snow. Sometimes we get dumped on. It all depends on the wind direction off the lake. The lake effect snows that have been hitting us since yesterday morning have resulted in lots of snow.
I took this photograph from one of our living room windows,
looking across our driveway into our neighbor’s side yard.
This is the amount of snow that was on the ground shortly before 9:30 am on December 12th.
Around the same time I stood on our front porch and took another picture, looking east away from our house.
Later in the day the sun came out for a short time.
It snowed during the night. It snowed a lot during the night!
The bird seed in the green feeder is being eaten. Birds have not been eating it, though. I haven’t seen one bird come to these feeders. There are deer tracks all around the feeders. We have yet to see the deer at the feeders.
One last photograph of the snow on the ground so far.
The snow has stopped falling for the time being. The sun still shines. It is a winter wonderland outside. A chilly winter wonderland, though, as it is only 20 degrees. At least it has warmed up from the 14 degrees it was, when I awakened this morning!
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued earlier today, which is in effect from 6:00 pm this evening until 8:00 am Thursday. Another 2 to 4 inches of snowfall is expected for late today and tonight.