On Thu eve, Jan 8, 2015, my wife and I walked to El Camino Real, located in West Toledo for dinner. It was about a 20-minute stroll each way with my stops to take photos and videos. I love walking at night with the snow falling, combined with the street and house lights. The single-digit temps produced a sparkling snowfall.
We arrived at the restaurant at 6:55 pm. By then about 1/2 inch of snowfall had accumulated since snow began around 6:00 p.m.
During our walk, the snow intensity was at least moderate. It came down pretty good. It was a super fine-grain, powdery, lightweight snow. It was windy too. The wind speeds increased after sunset, gusting between 20 and 30 mph. The brisk winds easily caused blowing snow. The snow came down sideways.
The winds blew from the southwest, so our temps warmed a few degrees since late in the afternoon. Between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., the temp was 8 to 9 degrees at the West Toledo Wundermap Station. At 9:06 p.m., the WTWS reported 12 degrees. At 3:20 p.m., the WTWS reported 5 degrees.
We left the restaurant at 8:26 p.m., and we arrived home at 8:46 p.m. Again, I stopped and took photos at multiple location on the walk home. Fun evening.
A lot of cool sights can be found at night when the weather is snowing and blowing.
We cut across the Deveaux Elementary School parking lot. It will probably be the only time that the school gets used this week because of the hellacious weather. On the walk home, I trudged through drifts that were at least six inches deep.
Destination. Margaritas and pork tacos with cilantro and onion. That's a handy thing about living in the city: short walks to tasty grub.
The snow sparkled well in the cold weather. Stars.
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