Weather Report: In which Progress Is Made but Then Is Ruined by Freezing Rain

Spring is quite the little trickster, she is. On Friday, she brought us weather so warm that Clif and I raked part of the back lawn, and we didn’t even need to wear our jackets. But Saturday arrived with a cold rain. On Sunday it became even colder, and the rain turned to a freezing drizzle.

This is what our car looked like this morning, with one window scraped and the other left untouched.

But progress has been made. Here is a shot of the Kennebec River.

There are still ice chunks along the banks, and I wonder if they will be there until the end of April. They are so thick! The one below looks like a mini-iceberg.

Here is another view of horizontal ice chunks.

Despite the miserable drizzle, our yard is nearly snow free, and snow-gauge Clif’s job is coming to an end. Next week, perhaps, depending on what Spring has up her sleeves.

Come, Spring, Come! We long to see your pretty face.

 

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28 thoughts on “Weather Report: In which Progress Is Made but Then Is Ruined by Freezing Rain”

  1. Freezing rain is the worst!! Wishing some warmer weather your way!! Spring is eventually going to settle in for sure!

  2. I think this has gone on long enough. Maybe we need a flashmob to meet somewhere and sing and dance this wicked winter away. πŸ™‚ We’re only driving the car in the garage because the car that is outside looks like an ice sculpture. Not the way I envisioned April 16. πŸ™‚

    1. Usually, it has stopped well before now. Very unusual to have freezing rain in April Even in the frozen north. πŸ˜‰

  3. I hope the freezing rain is gone for this year. It has been really cold and icy here this weekend. After two gorgeous days last week, we pulled out our winter jackets again.

    1. Went to visit a friend yesterday, and on the way home, the driving was terrible. Sigh. This sort of thing should be done by April, but Mother Nature has other plans.

  4. Your last line reminded me of the book “Come Spring” describing how the early European settlers in Maine would be desperate for something fresh and green to eat this time of year. At least we don’t have to worry about hunger as well as cold!

    1. Yes, I think that was true of agrarian life in general. My grandmother grew up on a farm in northern Maine, and she was the least fussy person I have ever known. I can’t recall that she ever disliked any kind of food. Makes a difference when you grow most of what you eat. No surprise that she loved dandelion greens. Let’s just say that the rest of us weren’t quite as enthused.

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