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It Snowed, It Snowed, It Snowed Last Night

March 27th, 2010

One of the reasons I blog is to keep track of things like the weather, last snowfall, last frost, first frost, etc. This past week was beautiful for gardening here in NE Ohio, we had days in the 50’s & 60’s and nights in the 40’s. Since it’s Ohio, I knew the weather was too good to last. We frequently get snow in March and in April (last year we had snow on April 7). I don’t think I have any photos of Easter egg hunts as a kid without winter coats covering up our lovely Easter outfits.

Winter is far from over here in Ohio and mother nature makes sure to remind us this time of year. We woke up to a few inches of snow yesterday morning and temperatures in the teens. The nice thing about snow this time of year is that it melts of quickly and the days usually are still warm, not as cold as in the heart of winter.

I’m actually happy for this cold snap. I’m stratifying some joe pye weed seeds and I need a week of cold nights so the seeds will germinate. It’s supposed to be down below freezing for the next couple nights, so I think I’ll have just enough cold weather. We’ll most likely still get some snow in April, but by the end of April we can pretty much be certain that spring is officially here.

When is your last snow or cold weather?

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  2. Julia on March 27, 2010 at 7:14 am

    That’s cool at the joe pye weed needing freezing temps to germinate. I’ve never heard of that before.

    We also had snow yesterday, though nothing stuck. My lettuces have already germinated, so I’m just hoping they’ll survive the cold snap.
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..The Whole Beast (Recipe: Chopped Liver) =-.

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  3. Christine McCormick on March 27, 2010 at 8:31 am

    When was our last snow? Oh, the 1970’s :-D

    Living in South Florida sounds a wee bit different than Ohio.

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    • Susy on March 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

      Too funny. Just this winter a lot of people in the south got a lost of snow. Must be really strange when you’re not used to it.

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  4. Corrie on March 27, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Here in Cincinnati, we had that snow yesterday. I’ve heard that referred to as an “onion snow”. We often get cold snaps through beginning of May. Those last frost dates are usually pretty accurate! I wish I had taken a photo yesterday of my asparagus peeping up though the snow.

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    • Susy on March 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

      The onion snow, very interesting. I always wondering if we get the sugaring snow that they talked about in the Little House books. It is hard to get out on those cold mornings to get some photos, especially after we’ve had some warm days.

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  5. Seren Dippity on March 27, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Strange? No kidding. It is kind of freaky. We had snow on March 22 a full week after our last average frost date. NINE inches of snow. This was the second measurable in inches snow this year. Here in Dallas its more normal to get a dusting of snow or at most a couple of inches and usually in February. The first snow we had was 8-9 inches and was perfect for snowman making. I’ve never seen snow like that. Usually it is a dry snow that doesn’t pack or stick together.

    I’ve seen more snow in the past two years living in Dallas than in the previous 20 years living in Houston. It snowed in Houston this year on Christmas. From what I understand, the meteorological alignment that must happen for a snow in Houston is complicated. Something to do with the warm air from the Gulf.

    The first snow we had was fun. Beautiful, fun and gone within a couple of days. The second, although beautiful was annoying. It delayed my tomato planting. grrrr. We have to get those tomatoes in the ground asap, because by the first of July the heat stops them from producing.
    .-= Seren Dippity´s last blog ..Here it is! The bloom we’ve all been waiting for… =-.

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  6. stefaneener on March 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

    It’s a nice reminder not to count your spring chickens too early. I hope you get a full spring soon. I remember being relieved at the last rainstorm, even though it seemed to be done for the year.
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..Early morning beauty =-.

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  7. Kelly on March 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Normally our last snow is mid-march and then it’ll slowly warm through April (last frost date’s around the end of April). This year I think last night or tonight is going to be our frost date. It dipped down quite a bit last night but all the week ahead looks quite warm overnight. I won’t complain about the extra gardening time!

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  8. Sense of Home on March 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    We’ve had snow at the beginning of April before, but frost free nights are not assured until mid May, garden planting is generally around the 10th of May. Next week is supposed to be in the 60s and even a day in the low 70s so I will be itchy to dig in some dirt, but I know better. To satisfy my desire for gardening we made some plans to expand our garden and bought some seeds. Soon I will be even busier.
    .-= Sense of Home´s last blog ..Book Review: "Canning & Preserving with Ashly English =-.

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  9. MAYBELLINE on March 28, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I’m guessing December; but that depends on your definition of “cold”.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Citrus Blight? =-.

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  10. Dan on March 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    We almost always have snow in march but this winter we have only had 40% of our normal precipitation, both snow and rain. Its been odd that to the east of use it was snowy and to the west of use it was snowy, it’s like we were on an island this year.

    We often get snow in April as well and I can even recall a bit of snow in May a few years ago. Thankfully it melts as fast as it falls in those months.
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Pea Planting =-.

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