Tag: Snow

First Sticking Snow of December 2016!

Winter is knocking out our door here in the pacific northwest. Yesterday we received our first sticking snow for the month of December. Usually, we get dark, cold, and mainly wet winters so the snow was welcome. What we aren’t, however, fans of  the melting and then re-freezing  of the rain and snow that becomes ice. Oregon just isn’t equipped too well for ice in certain areas.  Continue reading

First Snow of 2016!

Over the weekend, we had our first snow of the year! Snow is somewhat rare in the area we are located at in Oregon. The kids were thrilled, however the snow didn’t stick around for very long. Shortly after it snowed, perhaps a few hours later, it started to melt. The melting equals my least favorite part in which not melting fast enough with freezing temperatures produces ice. Ice is scary. It makes for treacherous driving and walking around in conditions because the county, just isn’t equipped for sanding down all the roads. Basically, if you don’t have to leave the house, stay home!  Continue reading