Two years ago, the first year that we lived here in the East Mountains, we had seven weeks straight of weekend snowstorms, including the record-breaking New Years Blizzard.
This year, the storms seem to be coming on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Last night, our third Monday- Tuesday snowstorm began.
As we celebrated Hannukah, an inch of snow was falling past the window.
This morning, as I began walking the dogs, there were about three inches of snow on the ground.
It was not snowing at all. The Engineering Geek was trying to determine whether or not to drive to town for work.
South Mountain had snow on, as well, and clouds full of the promise of even more were lowering over it. As the dogs and I walked down the new road, gusts of wind began to play with the new snow, another sign of the impending storm.
As we were coming home for breakfast,
I saw that the clouds had hidden the top of South Mountain, and the wind was blowing steady from the west, and sudden, very strong gusts blew snow across our path.
Although it had not yet begun snowing, the promise of the lowering sky matched the forecast: more snow and blizzard conditions.