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First snow

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Update: Added photos.

It snowed a little bit overnight. Actually when I walked Rob at around midnight, what was coming down was somewhere between sleet and snow. I was a little worried it’d all freeze into glaze ice, but it didn’t.

The temperature was right at 32 degrees when I set off for work this morning, a full 20 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. And while we only got a thin layer of snow, it was pretty nice — I’ve been looking forward to it. It was warm enough that the roads were mostly just wet, so riding was easy. The bike path had a layer of snow on it but I took my time and didn’t have any problems with traction.

Bike path
Bike path

I was surprised to notice that the city put some salt down. Bloomington has always been pretty bad at handling snow, but they’ve gotten better in recent years. It used to be that they used mostly sand, with a little salt mixed in. What I saw looked like pure salt. On the other hand, it was dumped in clumps about once a block, rather than spread evenly — but it’s still an improvement. I wasn’t really expecting any sand or salt at all.

7th and Walnut
The streets were just wet; too warm for the snow to stick to the asphalt

Parking lot at work
Parking lot at work

Tire tracks in the snow
Abstract: tire tracks in snow

One Response to “First snow”

  1. furiousball Says:

    I demand some shots of Rob staring at the snow.

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