Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Snow still melting a month later

The snowpacalypse was on February 6 then we had another big snow then exactly one month ago on the 10th we had another one. It seems like it has been longer than a month, but I am still cleaning up from it. The warm temperatures over the past few days have really made the snow melt. There are still lots of little piles scattered around, mostly in areas that are always in shadows. A week and a half ago I posted a story about large piles of snow in a parking lot that I saw here in Bethesda, MD. Well, I thought I would check back in on them and see how they are doing.

This snow has been melting constantly for weeks now. The low temperatures have been above freezing the past few nights and the highs have been in the 50's or 60's. Even with all that, there are still some good sized piles of snow left. It is melting quickly though, I came by on Monday and that orange and white construction barrel on the left was still lying on snow then. This lot is on St Elmo Avenue if you want to go by and see for yourself.

For comparison, here is how it looked on February 26th, just a week and a half ago. If you look closely you can see the top of the construction barrel on the left.

Anyone want to make a bet on when the last of the snow is gone?

Update 3/24: I went by there this morning and it is really, truly, totally gone. The only reminder it was there are small piles of light colored sand.

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