A snowstorm started around 2am Friday morning and continued on and off for most of the rest of the day. In the Jemez Mountains, they got around six to eight inches. It started in the form of sleet and rapidly became wet, heavy flakes that accumulated faster than the barely warmer than freezing ground could melt it.
Of course, it also broke tree limbs and power lines that had also been weakened by days of high winds. Power lines that provided needed electricity and network services to remote areas. Remote areas like the Milagro Gamma Ray Telescope.
I love snow. I really do, but I think that I have had enough for now. I really could have done without the impotent runs to the site yesterday attempting to fight the results of a brown out that kept flickering into the black. And I definitely did not want to be leaving for the site first thing this morning. I hope that Scott gets here soon. If I am going to go, I would rather fix things sooner rather than later.
At times like this, I really wish that Calvin were right and that there really were snow demons to appease/displease/combat.