The local news said tonight that the Nashville area got between one-half and one inch of measurable snowfall (in some areas ice fell ahead of the snow and in some all the precipitation was ice) in the early morning of December 10. The only other times since records have been kept that measurable snow has fallen on December 10 were in 1905 and again in 1944.
I made a few photos of my own yard and the street scene in front of my house about 7:30 this morning. By 9:00 a.m. everything the sunbeams could reach had melted away, to become only a memory and a statistic in the record books.
But tonight as we drove home from Bellevue to Nashville, the roadsides that had been in the shade all day were sheets of ice still, and the layers of rock in the walls of the road cuts were iced in the ledges. And those ledges were hung with icicles in a few places.
Here are morning views from my yard and the street in front of my house.
|My Shadow on the Driveway Under the Holly Trees|
|Hosta Leaves Weighed Down With Snow|
|Snow in the Forks of the Silver Maple|