Sunrise at 8:29 am, sunset at 5:41 pm for 9 hours 12 minutes of daylight. Still gaining about 6 min 48 seconds a day, and the sun is a healthy 15 degrees above the horizon at noon. We’re even starting to get sunrise in the east southeast, and sunset to the west southwest, instead of having the sun rise and set in the south. It’s starting to feel more like the middle latitudes.

The snowstake. Note that the 3 at the top is feet, so if you figure 3" on top of the (buried) 2' marker, we have about 27" on the ground. The mound of snow is all that still shows of the wind spinner. Picture taken through the window, as there's no way I can stand up in this stuff!

We finally got a proper snowstorm, though it was a little late in the season. I went to bed last night with snow falling but very little accumulation, and woke up snowed in. We got about 10” added to the snowpack last night. Probably not much water content, but it’s excellent insulation. I just hope it didn’t come too late to keep buried pipes from freezing.

I had an appointment for a mammogram this morning (cancer follow-up) but had to postpone it for a week, as there is no way I’m going to get out of the driveway until the bobcat comes by tonight. But a while ago the sun was shining and while the trees are swaying, there’s not much evidence of blowing snow at ground level. The snow, however, is flecked with dark bits of leaf and twig blown from the trees.

Statistics? I don’t have the data yet for the storm total, but we tied or broke the daily records for both snowfall (6.7”) and precipitation (.31”) yesterday, most of which must have been late evening. Guess I’ll stay home and work on Tourist Trap today!