Thursday, March 19, 2020

March Snowpack Comparisons around the Tiny House


You folks always seem to enjoy weather and snow comparisons. And I find it fun to scroll back through older photos and be reminded of the differences myself. So here's one for March! The above photo is today, March 19, 2020. As you can see, there's still a good bit of snow around. It's about my waist level in most areas where it has not been shoveled higher. Below is 
March 16, 2019. That winter broke a lot of snowfall records! As you can see, we were really buried deep at this time a year ago. :)

March 16, 2019

March 16, 2018

March 17, 2017

March 17, 2016

March 24, 2015

This shot is indeed my house in case you were wondering! That was heading into my very first spring as I'd moved in November 26, 2014. At the time it was parked just downhill of it's current location due to not being able to move it up the hill in the winter and the ground being snow covered when it arrived. Additionally I had yet to stain the exterior grey to better blend in with our surroundings. So it does look rather different! 

As you can see, all the March snowpacks look rather different too. I thought this years might be a lot more sparse as we had some unseasonably warm weather a couple weeks ago that was melting and compacting the snowpack. But this past week we got almost 25 inches of fresh snowfall which despite being very wet and compacting again rapidly, beefed up that pile a little. This is how averages are created, by lots of variations each year. How does this winter/spring compare to past years in your area?



31 comments:

  1. It's just a snow comparison, but it was great. It was what I needed because I'm in Seattle. EVERYTHING has been taken over by CV. It's so nice to know that somewhere in the country things are normal. THANK YOU!!!

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    1. Everything is closed in the small towns in my area too, but thankfully, my life didn't involved much stuff with other people or in towns in the first place. I hope you have everything you need there and are staying healthy!

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  2. I read a fellow's words somewhere that they'd always know about climate change in their family, but they just called it "weather."

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    1. :) Here at least in my experience, it seems to go up and down and back and forth with various years.

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  3. This winter not much to talk about. The two previous winters I could not use my drive as it had too much snow (had to drive around it). Last year we had record precip. Seems to be feast or famine with the weather. I see the southeast has lots of storms so we will see.

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    1. Well hopefully you get to enjoy doing a lot of non-snowy things then!

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  4. NO snow at all๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

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    1. I'm sorry. Too bad I can't share a little.

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  5. Columbus Ohio.....62 degrees today. We had maybe 10 inches total this winter....and I bought a new Jeep just to be prepared.

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  6. Ariel:

    Thank you for your posts. I know some prefer your YouTube videos (and I like those, too!). But I don't usually have time to watch a video whereas I can quickly view your blog posts -- which I had sorely missed. Thank you so much for posting these photos. They are even more uplifting in this time of working from home and social isolation. RE: snow -- We had .3 inches this past winter in southeastern PA. Not enough to make a snowball. I like at least one really good snow. I'm happy for spring and gardening. But I do feel a little cheated not to have been able to make a snow person and some snow angels.

    Take care and thank you.

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    1. Aww thank you! I like reading much more than watching personally as well. Bummer on the very low snow. Hopefully that at least means you get to enjoy green leaves and flowers soon!

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  7. Nest Lady, 80 degrees here in S. Carolina and the Whippoorwills are doing their mating calls at night! I will reserve here and take a full shipment of delivered packed snow scheduled for July 17th delivery. . . Do you take cash or credit?! Stay warm and think about spring! Blessings!

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  8. Your house does look better gray! Yes, last year we had a lot more snow, too. Fun to see the comparisons from year to year. :)

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    1. Aren't photos fascinating to look back through?

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  9. Hi Ariel..I live in southern Ontario Canada and very little snow this winter and much warmer temperatures than usual.Hope your doing well,miss your website.

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    1. Hopefully that at least means you get to enjoy green leaves and flowers soon!

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  10. Hmmm. From your pictures it seems even years, "light" snow, odd years, "heavy" snow.

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    1. Keep in mind these are just what it looked like in March each year. The December, January, February, April, etc. comparisons often look different depending on when the most snow falls that year.

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  11. We need more videos on YouTube please

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    1. I agree with this. Please come back to YouTube! You are greatly missed! :-)

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  12. I really like seeing beautiful photos of your place all year round and in the winter time as well but all of that snow is pretty to look at but is too much of a choir to have to keep shoveled. I can't imagine having to work 5 days a week, like I do and with all of that snowfall, actually making it to work on time. Since you are better at living that kind of life style, I will be happy for you and Burley, just watching your blog from Chattanooga, Tn. and to not put so much work on this older man. Thanks

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    1. Yeah I know it's not for everyone though I love snow.

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  13. So happy for you! You're photography is amazing! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  14. When your missives come to my house, it is like a breath of spring. Thank you for continuing letting us know how things are going with you and Burley. Always a pleasure to hear from you.


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    1. That's lovely to hear. Best wishes for a wonderful day from us here!

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  15. Hi.. LOL.. I"ve been thinking ur blog .. was utube notifications.. Glad I found you.. Thanks for maintaining contact

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