Friday, November 5, 2010
First Snow of the Season!!!
Well if you missed our news this morning, you missed the only video of the first snowfall, just kidding, I posted a link below.... When I woke up, around 2AM, there wasn't a lot of action on the radar. There were a few light showers north of Logan County moving south, but the temperature was still around 40 or 41. Well, as you probably know, Logan County is the highest place in Ohio and with that increased elevation, the snow has less of a distance to travel to the ground compared to other locations(less time to melt). I packed up my gear and hit the road. The temperature outside of the shower was 40 so I was still leery of the chances for snow and did not want to get my hopes up too high. However, there is something called evaporative cooling. Basically when you get rain to fall, it evaporates on its way down and it actually cools the air near it. Once I got into the shower the temperature dropped to 37 and as I entered the heaviest cell, the rain fell harder, and eventually turned to snow melting on its way down. The snow shower was fairly small and moving about 30 miles per hour with the shower, so I had to stop and get video, then move with it, then stop again to do my report, which is posted on the web, here.
I made it to the rain/snow shower just in time because it quickly died out after that report and the rest of the morning all I could track down was a few flurries. The good news is that it was 37 degrees and it was melting as it was falling. As soon as it came in contact with the road, grass, my coat, etc it melted instantly, which is good because everyone forgets how bad snowy and icy roads really are. Well I am off to take a nap before I head back to work later shoot highlights for Trotwood-Madison's playoff football game. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael