Thursday, February 21, 2013

Real Snow in Phoenix.....

It wasn't really rain, or hail, or snow for that matter...........  It was white and mostly frozen and was coming down from the sky...  First up over North Scottsdale and then out here in the Mesa valley....

Sleety hail was what I would have called it, but the weather man called it wintery mix....  You know the pink part of the weather map, were the snow is above the line and the green rain is below...

We had gone out to the Olive Farm South of Queen Creek this morning in the heavy rains that came right down since early morning...  The gals spent time picking out those tasty olive oil treats..  And I grappled for a parking spot outside as a lot of folks decided that the farm was the right place to go on the rainy day....

In the afternoon we wandered all around the city of Mesa driving thru some of the RV parks we have stayed at for the last several years...  And finally ended up in Downtown Tempe, where we drove and walked Mill street..  This is the college town area for Arizona State..  And of all the neat places to stop...........

We ended up going into the 5 guys place for some peanuts and a burger.. Since it was lunch, we held back and had small one patty burgers...  That one is still a hand full compared to a Wendy's junior....  Still hungry,,,,?  Eat some more peanuts, as there is a case of them over on the counter.

The sky was turning really black up North beyond the Red Mountain freeway....  It looked angry.....!  So we made our way back East before it got us...  That was about the time that Scottsdale was getting hammered with the snow..

After outrunning the wall of slush, we have stayed put for the rest of the evening...  Loyce says my car has a bunch of snow on it, but I didn't go out and look.........  I'm from far enough North of here to know what it looks like.....

Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow and melt it all off before I have to deal with it.....  Ya think...

Retired Rod

5 comments:

  1. Using a Dirty Harry line "Are you feeling lucky?" chances are you won't have to deal with it. So glad we're not dealing with it either this year because it seems to be more than making up for the mild winter we had last year. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. The Superstitions were really spectacular yesterday but that was enough snow or graupel or whatever for me. And our temps aren't going to be all that great for a long time. I want 70's not 60's. Am I spoiled or what. I thought everybody was at Fry's yesterday - the place was a zoo. Sounds like the Olive Farm got those who wouldn't fit in Fry's.

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  3. Meanwhile, back in Kansas, I hear the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to severe weather so you're still better off in Arizona, Rod.

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  4. As Rick says both Kansas and Missouri have declared a state of emergency for the large amounts of snow... This closes the state office buildings and keeps state workers home... Except for the road workers.... The emergency suspends the many rules about minimal numbers of workers on the DOT force allowing regional managers to hire enough workers to get the snow removal and related work completed without regard to cost..... Thus the emergency is more financial in nature, but they do expect anywhere from 10 to 14 inches...

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  5. butterbean carpenterFebruary 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Howdy Fair-weather rider, hee hee

    We even had snow in Coleman county, TX last evening, but it was so foggy we didn't know it!!! With all of the 'visitors' in AZ where else can they go when the AZ 'sunshine' doesn't co-operate; Fry's, Wallyworld, Home Depot or Lowe's!!!! With gas prices rising SO FAST are y'all going to be able to afford the trip back to Kansas?
    Stay off of the bike until the streets dry up(black ice) and be careful!!!

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