Snow!

by Karen on October 8, 2011

in Travel

Well we had moved from the North Rim campground in the Grand Canyon to over near the south entrance (45 miles south) as they were going to get a couple inches of snow and in the 20’s at night.  We didn’t want to deal with that kind of weather – well the North Rim got about 4 inches of snow and might get down to 18 degrees tonight (the 6th)!!  So what happens today while we are out and about – a snow shower!

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The mountain range near by – The San Francisco mountains had snow over night and more today – this I took from inside the car!  Look how low that snow is.  It sure was pretty – but October 6th!!!  We are at about 6,500 feet elevation.

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Of course now we have had a little snow off and on today, it didn’t amount to anything but now instead of the night time temperatures being around 32 degrees tonight it is now maybe going to be down to 25 degrees.  The campground has shut off the water for the night and everyone had to fill up their water tanks or use the campground facilities for the night. We have a heater that keeps all the tanks above freezing so will be ok.   Water will be back on tomorrow when it gets above freezing.  This might happen tomorrow night as well.  At least it should get in the 50’s during the day.

Me today braving the winter weather – glad we knew we might have cold weather and brought a variety of clothing along.  If you look closely you can see the snow spitting.

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Mike and I.  See that guy in the background  – the one with shorts!  What! it was something like 44 degrees and spitting snow.  Of course we have lived in the  high south for 31 years, I guess we are now really and truly from the south and Yankees no more!  It was cold to me.  The lady in the yellow jacket in the photo offered to take our photo together so we took her up on it.

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I will do another post on this place we were visiting – this is Sunset Crater and the next one down the road was Wupatki National Monument.  These places are in the Flagstaff area.  Old Indian Ruins and Volcanic sites.

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lil red hen October 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm

What a difference between there and here at home! We’re 86* at 1:30 p.m., very dry and sunny. I don’t think there’s much chance of rain for anytime soon either. Those mountains were beautiful!

Tonni October 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

WOW! I can’t believe it’s snowing!!! Still shorts weather here in Alabama :) Of course, we don’t have mountains like you are seeing!
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Astrid October 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

BRRR! That looks so cold! It looks so pretty with the snow on the mountains. Heard it has snowed in the mountains in Southern Norway too, that’s early for the year.
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