— NWS Quad Cities (@NWSQuadCities) November 9, 2017
Record cold, and many trees dropped their leaves overnight. Now. amid the falling leaves, there are flakes of snow in the air. Welcome to winter! Wear warm layers, today.
So many varieties of precipitation we can experience in November. As you can see from the chart above, both rain and snow are possible, now. We can have a wintry mix, even graupel, and lake -effect snow.
After the time change, light at 6:30 in the morning, and the waning moon in the west as the sky grows lighter in the east. It is a breathtaking sight as the mulberry leaves fall like rain. I wrote about the falling mulberry leaves, several Novembers ago. You can read it here.
So many of these things happen without our noticing--the falling leaves, the flakes of snow. We have places to go, our own things to do. But we are in this weather, and maybe for a moment, we are awake to the beauty, too.