Thursday, December 16, 2010

Strange Weather

Our snow has come and gone. The little bit remaining that had not melted was taken care of by the rain we had yesterday and today. Today was one of those odd weather days where the temperature falls during the day instead of rising. As I was feeding this morning it was almost 55 degrees and sunny. This would be a normal daytime temperature for us at this time of year. After this past week I felt ready to break out my shorts and flip flops. Normally I would find 55 degrees to be cold but today I actually appreciated it.

It started raining about mid morning and it rained off and on all day. The temperature fell throughout the day from the 50's down to 42 degrees. To say that the weather has been uncharacteristic and odd lately would be an understatement. I have had trouble finding anything to like about it.

As I understand it a lot of areas in the south had a decent amount of freezing precipitation yesterday. It was hovering a few degrees above freezing with precipitation moving in which can always be cause for disaster. We ended up with rain. However the weather forecasters were going nuts predicting our impending demise. Yesterday at about 10:30am one of the people who helps us on the farm received an automated phone call from the school system on her phone. They were calling all of the parents to let them know that the schools would be closing at noon. Keep in mind nothing had actually happened at this point, it wasn't even raining. But just in case they closed the schools anyway. Of course the schools have only been open for a few short hours this week! The rain didn't move in until about 3pm but the kids were already home.

I want to be a school kid in the south again, they close the schools on the mere possibility of winter precipitation. Ahhh, the good old days. I remember celebrating any time the mention of snow was put in our forecast. Whether it actually snowed or not the odds were good that we would be getting a day off from school. Then I would get my mom to drop me off at the barn so I could spend an extra day with my pony!

I've posted the rest of my snow pictures below. Only 9 more days until Christmas and I am NOT dreaming of a White Christmas!

Bush loves his Dover turnout blanket



Cuffie, MyLight, Missy and Harmony
Lucky and B-Rad were playing over the fence
Fuzzy and Clay

Toledo (Rampal munching hay behind him)


Rocky, Johnny, Rampal and Toledo were having a pow-wow about something


Johnny and Rampal

Valentine and Johnny
Toledo sporting a snow muzzle

Gus, Sebastian and Asterik


Funder said...

Yes, yes, yes! That is exactly how school in the South in the winter is and should be. I can't believe how few snow days these kids out here get...

The weird weather is because of a La Nina. Last year was an El Nino, but they're often followed by La Nina which is just as weird but different. Feel free to blame the Pacific!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures, and glad you were spared any worse winter weather.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Wow - Southern horses sure wear a lot of clothes!! (tee hee). Up here when it gets as "warm" as it is down your way we all go nekkid and roll in the snow or mud - well the horses do.

Are you sure you don't want a white Christmas? I could try to channel Mother Nature and have her blow some lovely, fluffy snow down to you. I'm a very talented goat and I'm sure she'd listen to me!

Anonymous said...

Cute picture of the 3 grays! I would happily take 42 degrees right now. Has been in the teens/twenties in Boston!

Lara said...

I love the photo of the three grays! Sure, maybe I'm biased, but they look like three wise men! ;)