I bet we are the first on TGN to get 🤫 SNOW 🤫 this fall

LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

Prove me wrong please!

Our temperature did not go above freezing today and won't tomorrow. It looks like a very cold week with more snow. It is going to affect from BC down into the US & back up into Canada. See Brandon? That's roughly us. 🥶

The snow today is extremely light, but it is snow. I exclaimed it was "manna from heaven" when I saw my first large flat flake. If only it was as positive and tasty as that. 😞

We still have the two cows that have not calved. What are they waiting for already...a blizzard? I am starting to think so. 😖


  • tomandcara
    tomandcara Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning we had our first snow weeks ago in Denver Metro area. Several inches of heavy wet snow on September 8-9. However, I am pretty certain we had temperatures back into the low 90s F shortly after that as well as in the days just before the snow. Does that count as the first snow still????

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow! That is cold. Tomorrow is suppose to be the coldest day for my area in a while (39 F). At least the snow will be scenic. Good luck and I hope you don't get a blizzard!

  • KimMullen
    KimMullen Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    I'm in southern PA and we just had our first frost last night. It's supposed to be in the 70s all next week. I'm glad we have a high tunnel over the garden to extend it a few weeks longer.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    @tomandcara I suppose it can count. Mountainous areas certainly do get strange fluctuations. We are far enough east that we hear about chinooks (the term used in Alberta & Saskatchewan), but we really don't get them.

    @Cornelius Remember that I am talking in Celcius. 😃 There isn't enough snow to be scenic just yet, but it could happen. I really do hope no blizzards are in our near future.

    @KimMullen Its good to hear that you are prepared. We've been having firsts on a regular basis for some time already.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning We had our first frost last night, and NOT looking for snow anytime soon! I enjoy sitting on the back porch and seeing snow on the mountains and none in our yard!!

    Good luck with the two cows that have not calved!!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    Thanks @water2world. We are looking forward to it. We are just finishing up our last bit of real milk.

    After calving, it will still be a wait for milk as the colostrum milk stage takes a week or two to finish. We are just not fans of drinking/using colostrum ourselves as in some countries. 😬 It is powerful stuff, but just not a taste that we have ever enjoyed.

  • tomandcara
    tomandcara Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning Denver metro is actually east of the mountains in what is called high plains. The foothills are west of us and the mountains are west of them. That doesn't mean we don't get weird weather, we certainly do.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    @tomandcara I have been there three times. I drove through/in it twice. That was a massive city for this rural prairie girl!

    I loved the mountains there just as I do our Rockies here. It was absolutely breathtaking. 💓

  • tomandcara
    tomandcara Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning I grew up in a small town (10,000) in Michigan. Denver metro was massive when I moved here 40 years ago and it has only become more so. So many people now, I rarely go to the mountains as I don't like dealing with the traffic. Went to school in Flagstaff in the 70's and decided that living in the mountains or even the higher elevation of Flagstaff was just too cold for me. Love the sun in Colorado that we just didn't see as much of when I was in Michigan

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    Cows do like to wait for the most in-oportune moment.

    We woke to slush yesterday morning. There had been snow during the night but it turned to rain alternating with mixed rain/snow. Had to go to town and there was quite a bit at the highest elevation. At least a couple of inches. I have heard of surrounding communities that are higher getting quite a bit more. 4-6".

    Colder temps have been forecast but so far its only going to -1 or -2 (C). Although, it was cold enough to kill the potatoes a couple of nights ago. So we have those drying out in the basement.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    OK. Its here. Woke to two inches of snow this morning. I can see blue patches in the sky so maybe that's it for today, but I think there is more in the forecast for later tonight.

  • lewis.mary.e
    lewis.mary.e Posts: 225 ✭✭✭

    We had rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, rain all in the space of 20 minutes on Friday morning in Minnesota. We have more snow predicted for Tuesday.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    Yes, winter is close. I doubt that we will see much for warm temperatures from now on. It just feels like the time is here. I was celebrating a high of 4°C (with cloud & snow) coming this week. I think low single digits is all I can hope for now.

    But, I could be wrong.

  • VickiP
    VickiP Posts: 586 ✭✭✭✭

    Zone 6b here, we have had a frost but it will be awhile before we have anything too harsh.

  • MelissaLynne
    MelissaLynne Posts: 205 ✭✭✭

    we’ve had a couple snowfalls, but nothing that hangs around yet. :)

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got our first snow through the night last night and into this morning. Have had night time temperatures in the upper teens for a week or more now. Several nights with frosts. Not ready for it but it is coming soon anyway.

  • Melissa Burford
    Melissa Burford Posts: 69 ✭✭✭

    Got our first flurry just over a week ago and then a light snowfall last night, more expected by the end of the week. I'm in north Idaho about 60 miles south of the border. It's typical to get a flurry on Halloween but it usually doesn't tend to stick (except last year). I still need a couple of weeks to get things done before snow really hits (so I can enjoy the peacefulness of the snow).

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We've had four frosts, but no snow yet. Typically our first snow comes in late October, so it could happen as early as next week.

    The forecast for the coming week has every night above 40F with rain several days in a row, so no snow this week.

    I've seen reports from friends in nearby New Hampshire have gotten an inch of snow already, and my husband hiked up a mountain yesterday and found 6 inches of snow on top. It definitely matters how far above sea level you are as well as how far north you are!

  • Grounded
    Grounded Posts: 153 ✭✭✭

    Zone 5b here in the suburbs of Chicago. We've had 2 frosts but no snow. Cooler weather this week 40's/50's and tomorrow will be back in the 70's, with 40's again next week.

  • DurwardPless
    DurwardPless Posts: 162 ✭✭✭

    I can say with joy that I have not seen snow yet, just frost. (Lower Michigan)


  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I live in NW Pa. Being in the foothills and by a creek I manage to miss the first few snows. We have had one light frost, Oct 17, but my brother 3 miles away on the "hill" had snow.

    Our frost date is Oct 15 but I have learned be prepared any time after Sept 15. One year out firdt frost was nove 2o and I still had crops growing! Usually we would have snow on a normal year