Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Winter Storm of 2012

Our first winter storm passed through last night and the temperature dropped from 91 degrees on Tuesday to 62 degrees yesterday and even colder this morning - in the 50s. To those of us who are thin-blooded, it was C-O-L-D and I had to turn on the heater this morning. About an hour before sunset yesterday, the sky looked like this to the south:

And like this, still looking south:

Like this to the north:

The northeast:

And the northwest:

And one more, northerly, with a flock of starlings a little unsettled:

And, you know what? We didn't get a drop of rain, snow, sleet, or whatever out of it to my knowledge. I woke up this morning at 4:45 and hopped out of bed to check my rain guage and found nothing. The sun came up as usual and not a cloud in the sky. Oh, well, another beautiful day in the Valley of the Sun!


  1. We've got a few days in the fifties. Nothing much to speak of. I still haven't worn a jacket yet, though I have put the blanket on the bed a few times at night.

    1. Oh, boy, that extra blanket feels good! It was in the low 40's last night, but will be back in the 80's in a day or two.

    2. Got up to 55 yesterday and I played nine holes of golf. Oscar it feels like we moved to the valley of the sun going from 7200 feet down to 4300 when I retired last May. You and Charles need to make sure you know where the sun screen is and I am looking for my stocking hat.

    3. You'll probably have to stock up on sun screen, too, for the summer, Old Guy.