Sunday, December 12, 2010

Aerie Report, December 12, 2010

A lazy couple of days here at the Aerie.

The sun made an appearance on Saturday and the winds died to next to nothing and things warmed up nicely. Then late in the afternoon the winds picked up and started blowing out of the south. Early Sunday the rains came and the temperatures rose to a spring-like 49 degrees. All the snow on the ground has melted with the exception of a few spots where it drifted just a wee bit more than elsewhere.

Terry was out doing a couple of Christmas parties on Saturday but couldn't make it down the hill today. Black ice formed from the packed snow coated the road at the end of the driveway and she skidded as soon as she got on it this morning. She was afraid she'd never make the curve a few hundred yards down the way so she tried to turn around and come back to the Aerie. That proved to be a no-go proposition. She ended up parking her little yellow Aveo at the hunting camp adjacent to our property. Two guys were just getting ready to go back to Lancaster and she spoke with them about her predicament. (She also learned that the entire club--10 or so guys--had managed just one buck on opening day, so I don't feel too bad about not getting one.) By one o'clock in the afternoon, with the rain and warm temperatures, we walked down and I drove it back up the hill with little difficulty.

As soon as the front moves through, the winds are supposed to swing around and come from the north again. Cold air will funnel down from Canada and we will have a high in the mid-teens on Tuesday. Accu-hunch also says there's a 50-60% chance of snow showers through Thursday.

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