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Sunday, March 2, 2008

March Comes in Like a Lion

Typically for Southeastern Colorado we had a record breaking 78 degree high on March 1 and today we are having a March blizzard with the snow blowing sideways through the air and a temperature of 29 degrees.

This area tends to get most of our snow in March, even though it is not the coldest time of the year, and usually the next day the sun comes out and melts it quickly. Even though I think that snow is a four letter word, I know we need this to bring up the prairie grass and flowers. The Arkansas River snowpack in the mountains is around 160% of average this year and every snowpack in the state is well above 100%. Depending on when the hot weather arrives we should have a very high runoff in the River this year and the reservoirs will fill up again after the years of drought.

This is definitely luxurious hibernation weather! And a good day to start my 10 minutes of quiltmaking a day. Today it will have to be 20 minutes to make up for yesterday, since I didn't discover the challenge early enough to do my 10 minutes.


Deborah said...

Not entirely unlike Georgia. Spring is so unstable around here: tornados one day, freezing temps the next. We actually had tornados on Tuesday last week and a light snowfall the next day.

jenclair said...

It does look like great hibernation weather! I love days that give you the perfect excuse to stay home and quilt or read.

Our weather here in Louisiana is much like Deborah's--warm one day, then terrible storms, and cold again. I'm tired of these storms.

Granny Lyn said...

We also had record breaking snow falls this year in Michigan, but we needed it, our streams and creeks were turning into mud puddles. Hopefully, Lake Michigan will rise back up to normal depth (crossing fingers and saying prayers).
thanks for sharing,

Kay said...

Everybody seems to need the moisture, so it's a good thing that the snow has been at least normal this year. I'm ready for spring though, but we're having freezing rain this evening.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The ranchers in your area have got to be so happy about this weather...
Just enjoy that cozy time inside!