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Rain last night, snow today

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

While Sarah and I were at dinner last night, we looked out the window and saw snow falling. Literally a minute later the snow turned to rain, and it continued to rain on and off throughout the night. More rain was predicted for this morning, to transition to snow later in the day.

I had considered driving to work if those conditions played out. Riding in the rain in the 30s is really unpleasant — I’d much rather have snow, or even single-digit temperatures. Getting soaked at freezing temperatures chills you in a way that’s hard to shake. So I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up this morning to find it was snowing, not raining, even though it was about 34 degrees. It felt quite warm and I didn’t zip my jacket all the way, even though it was snowing. The bike path continues to be the only problematic part of my ride, and it’ll probably get worse as it gets colder throughout the day and continues snowing. I may avoid the bike path tonight, unless we get enough snow to give me a layer with better traction on top of the ice.

Overall, I’m pleased with how well I’ve done riding all winter. But now it’s really getting old, and I’m ready for warmer weather. This February has been particularly difficult. Hopefully we’ll get warmer weather soon.

4 Responses to “Rain last night, snow today”

  1. furiousball Says:

    yeah that moisture just lets that frost seep right into your bones, i recommend putting yourself in the kitchenette microwave for 2 mins on HIGH, flip over once for even reheating

  2. MRMacrum Says:

    Absolutely, riding in cold rain is the worst. I avoid it like the plague. Cold rain chills to the bone. Only a hot shower will have any immediate effect for me.

  3. Dan Says:

    No doubt, we need better weather! I’m really itching to get out.

  4. John Says:

    After picking up the new bike, I’ll be doing a night ride with a friend. The weather has been cooperating very nicely. Therefore, I’m not pining for spring just yet. This is ok.

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