I have to shovel everything. Although it’s only 2.1"/5.3cm, it’s heavy, wet and good packing snow… the kind that bulldozes ahead of the shovel as you push - instead of just piling up in the shovel. I think I’m just doing the walkways and the car for now. Have to head up into the village to pick up a Rx for Donna before I even think of starting the driveway. I just hate to have to drive over the snow twice before I do the driveway. Hard packed tracks are a pain to get up. Oh well…
At 2 PM it’s gotten up to 36F/2C. Should stay close to this and start dropping within an hour. Just a mild breeze with an occasional light gust, but it actually feels colder with the humidity up to 77%. BP is at 29.47".
Edit 9:15 PM: Our high today reached 38.1F/3.4C around 5 PM and hung there until after 7 PM before slowly dropping to our current 36.7F/2.6C. I finished nearly all the shoveling and 90% of what I did is completely bare now. The rain stayed well to our south - hugging the coast - so we didn’t get any of that. Still, the snow was heavy, wet and great packing (if one were into building snowmen and/or having snowballs fights ). By dinner time I started getting cramps in my lower back. I guess I’m not playing basketball tonight… Just kidding. I’d probably break something just jumping up and down. The breeze died down just as I started shoveling and remain calm until after I stopped. I knew I had to take a break to keep from overheating when I loosened my jacket and my eyeglasses steam up. So a 30-minute break with a cup of coffee while I replenished the bird seed out front. I got treated to a nice song by one of the song birds - a junco. Must have been a mating song as they’re usually pretty quiet. Low tonight of 26F/-3C and a high tomorrow of 43F/6C. At least the front walk is already dry for the kids getting to the school bus stop at the corner.
Edit: 11:15 PM: Wouldn’t you know it? I don’t bother looking outside or checking the weather radar for a little over an hour… and we got rain! I was right it saying that the rain from the snow storm passed well to our south, but around 10 PM rain clouds moved in from the west/NW. Should be over with very soon if they are correct, but you know how that works. They said the rain should end by 11:15 PM and here’s it’s 11:20 PM and it’s still raining - a steady light rain. We received 0.1"/2.5mm so far.