I had to laugh at myself when the lyrics “One is the loneliest number you that you’ll ever do…” went playing through my head in the wee hours of the morning. Even more amusing is the fact that this song, “One”, is by the band Three Dog Night, which accurately describes the weather on the point last night. Temperatures dipped to 29°F by 0100 hours resulting in a beautiful thin layer of frost across the landscape. The north winds died down to less than 5 mph at around 0300 hours just in time for a little snow to fly. It was a really beautiful night.
I want to thank everyone for coming up last night despite the frigid temps and threatening rain/snow showers. It was so great to meet new people and to reconnect with past visitors; the growing interest in MSRW is really exciting! If only the birds had cooperated before everyone had to part ways. Also, thank you for the firewood donations and delicious snacks; Jasper and I feel really spoiled! (I won’t disclose the number of doughnuts I consumed after everyone left.)
The only NSWO capture of the night occurred at around 0330 hours just after the snow showers. Based on what I was seeing on the radar last night, it makes sense that nothing was moving south as areas across the northern Lower Peninsula were receiving snow.
Tonight’s weather predictions are more of the same with a 40% chance of rain/snow and NW winds at around 10mph. A few intrepid souls plan on joining tonight, so fingers-crossed for a little action from the owls.