It’s snowing!

We’re having our very first snowfall of the new winter. It’s kind of comforting to see, but a) my wife has an hour long commute each weekday, and b) this usually marks the descent of the region into the deep freeze for the next 4-6 months.


  1. Bladesman says

    At least you don’t live in England PZ. Raining cats and dogs here, as it does for approximately 94.782% of the time. :o)

    I could just go for a snowball fight right now.

  2. Rowan Bulpit says

    It is currently 34 degrees celcius at 1am, oh how I envy your frozen water at this time..

  3. Nerd of Redhead says

    At least PZ isn’t living in one of the lake effect snow belts. There a 20% chance of snow likely means 2″.

  4. says

    At least you don’t live in England PZ. Raining cats and dogs here, as it does for approximately 94.782% of the time. :o)

    England? The place is a desert compared to Ireland :o)

  5. Sleeping at the Console says

    I would like some snow too, but the winters in Sweden have not been very… wintery lately.

  6. Eli says

    Happy winter, PZ.

    I’m about 600 miles east of ya (in Michigan’s UP) and we’ll getting what’s left of your snowstorm in a few hours.

    A toast to living in the Upper Midwest!

  7. Nerd of Redhead says

    A toast to living in the Upper Midwest!

    You don’t get much more Upper than the UP. First snow about now, sticks after Turkey day, and there until April. (I lived there for a few years.)

  8. says

    At #10: Aye, winters have been a bit un-wintery in Finland too.

    I used to boast that the only natural richness Finland has an endless supply of is snow, but it seems we have to consider importing some soon.


    Americans, you could help: how does a nuclear winter sound to you? Please? Pretty please?

  9. Sili says

    You should totally hibernate.
    Posted by: Synchronium | October 26, 2008 12:38 PM

    Please! This is a family blog!

    Also raining here. Quite badly, even. And I just realised I shoulda mended my bike. Bugger.

    And of course as the poet Henrik Nordbrandt (I think) said: “The Danish year has sixteen months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November, November, November, December.”

  10. Graculus says

    A few years ago I adopted the policy that it can’t s…. sss… …snow.. until December.

    Anything before that is fluffy rain.

    Now shut up about the “s” word.

  11. Radwaste says

    So, PZ, the commute should stop that pesky snow any day now, what with global warming and all. Think globally, act locally!

  12. Levi says

    It snowed for the first time here as I was going to work the other day. Nothing makes a half-hour uphill commute on bicycle at 4:30 in the morning better than having it start to snow on you. Ugh.

  13. Sphere Coupler says

    The suns shining bright here today(midwest),However the wind has eery feeling. Halloween must be approaching, no snow tho.

  14. says

    Am I glad I am no longer in the Midwest! We had a gorgeous summer day in San Francisco yesterday and the sun is slowly coming out again today. Of course, we got freaking cold Julys here thanks to that darn fog…

  15. says

    Utah? Minnesota? Michigan? Bah! Johnny come lates! Here in Fairbanks, AK, we’ve had snow stuck on the ground for about a month, now! Come back when you hit -25C, then you’ve got winter started.


  16. Patricia says

    Sounds like a good day to make french pumpkin soup, and sit by the fire.
    We all know you aren’t headed out to church. *snrk*

  17. says

    Ohhh…great – now I’m going to hafta go rent ‘Fargo’ – again. Thanks, James. (walking away muttering, kicking shit…)

    We had our first snow two weeks ago, smack dab in ‘rush hour’ traffic. It was beautiful, really. Two days later it was almost 80. Today 60s.

  18. speedwell says

    I’m in Dubai, where it was over 30deg Celsius today. Phthbbt.

    Of course, if I want I can take the elevator to the ground floor, walk thirty seconds, and see snow. Hooray, indoor ski slope. What a country :D

  19. Nerd of Redhead says

    KC, you top the UP on cold. The lake Superior snow belt can average a couple of hundred inches of snow, so they may have you beat there. Keep warm.

    Patricia, the Redhead made a big batch of cabbage soup a couple of days ago. I’d be happy to share with PZ, but I live a couple of states away.

  20. Crudely Wrott says

    Cold, wet, snow, nasty, slick, dark?

    Yep, and right on time, too. See, it happens every year about this time. On this half of the planet.

    Now, where did I put them long handled drawers?

    . . . shiver . . .

  21. Dire Lobo says

    Warm and sunny here in SoCal – 75F at the beach in Marina del Rey, CA. Why do people live in the frozen North?

  22. Aquaria says

    Sunny and 82 here in San Antonio. And I’m sick of it. I’d ask to have some of the snow sent down here, but I can just imagine these fools trying to drive in it.

  23. clinteas says

    I love adding to PZs weather misery LOL

    Here in Melbourne its somewhat murky today,but 25ish overnight,and definetely heading for a hot summer this year,already had a few days over 30 this early in the year.

  24. Heather says

    The thermal long underwear just appeared in our local stores! Hooray. I managed to get some this year. Last year I was too late, and they sold out before I could purchase any. Once the small town stores run out, at least around here, they don’t reorder until the following year.

  25. Patricia says

    Poor ol’ PZ.

    Today it was lovely in my part of Oregon. Sweet sunshine, and only a long sleeved shirt needed. My pullets were content and frisky. We picked the French pumpkins. The black kale is beautiful just now, and ready for some stir fry. The leeks are coming on fine, and it’s time to plant the garlic and Egyptian Walking onions.

    Poor PZ. *smirk* Rubbin’ it in awful, aren’t we!

  26. Sphere Coupler says

    There is now a cold wind coming from the north,the house is creaking as the tempature drops.
    P.Z. what have you done…close the door…is that snow,no not yet,we have to have frost on the pumpkin first.

  27. Patricia says

    Now Crudely Wrott, be careful.
    In the mentioning of drawers, you touch on the subject of ladies winter unmentionables.

    And are you qualified to state that, silk, quilted, or thermal pantelettes, corset covers, and petticoats are one, warmer than the other – by personal experience? Or are you going by a warmth rating listed in the LL Bean catalog?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  28. marilove says

    It was like, 95 yesterday and I think we’re going to have more of the same today. WHERE IS FALL, ARIZONA, WHERE IS FALL?!

    Really, though, 95 is quite nice. Warm but not hot. Our evenings and nights have been amaaaaazing.

  29. jkessler says

    OMG I’m loving this zombie event. Did you notice the Scarlet Crusade has set up shop in Shatt?