Winter Hits Again

We over-wintered our blueberries, asparagus and some tomatoes inside, and just last week took them to the backyard patio.
The colonnade (miniature) fruit trees (3 apple, 2 peach, 1 crabapple) that we planted last year have blossomed and are a little taller than last year. We supposed to actually get fruit from them this year.
The big crabapple tree in our front yard is just beginning to bud. The one rose bush that survived last year is starting to show green. The first tulip of the year just began to open this morning. And I was hoping to plant more strawberries and carrots and greens this week in the backyard raised bed, but now...

We're expecting snow! Here's what I found at

Major storm rolls out of the Rockies
Tom Moore, Lead Meteorologists, The Weather Channel
Apr. 16, 2009 5:43 pm ET

A slow-moving storm system will produce copious amounts of rain and snow over the next couple of days.

Thunderstorms have already erupted from eastern Colorado and Nebraska to Texas. A few storms will be severe, capable of large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.
Heavy snow continues to fall over parts of the Rockies, especially in southern Wyoming, northeast Utah and Colorado. Already, the higher elevations of the Wasatch have picked up 40 inches of wet snow. Overnight, snow will spread eastward toward the Denver area and the I-25 corridor.

The heaviest snow in Colorado including Denver will likely fall Friday and Friday night, through much of the central Colorado Rockies. Winds will also increase to 25 to 35 mph, with higher gusts.

Snowfall totals from this storm could reach 2 to 3 feet (locally higher) across the higher mountains from northeast Utah, much of western and central Wyoming, and much of Colorado.

Travel will likely be impacted along parts of the Interstate 70, 80, and 25 corridors through this region.

Parts of the Denver metro could pick up 10 to 15 inches snow, with as much as 2 feet or more in the foothills just west and south of Denver.

Over the next few days the storm system will slowly move across the Plains, toward the Mississippi and Lower Ohio Valleys, shifting the rain and thunderstorms eastward.

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall will impact areas from eastern Texas, across the Lower Mississippi River Valley, into the Eastern Tennessee Valley.

Rainfall totals Friday through Sunday, could exceed 6 inches in some areas. Rainfall from the southern Plains to south central Texas will be quite welcome, however.

Parts of eastern Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and eastern Tennessee will may have to endure river flood problems early next week.

Unbelievable. I'm totally speechless. So... even as I type, I'm sending the Tween out to get the blueberry and asparagus plants back inside the house. I hope our colonnade trees survive.

Hail. 2-3 feet of snow.


No comments: