1/4/15 – I had been tracking a strong storm system on the models for about a week, and the potential for rain, mixed precipitation, and also snow that would come with it. The exact track of the system was still a little iffy through the period, which made forecasting where each precipitation type would fall, and how much of an impact it would have, difficult. The storm started out with some light snow, and then that transitioned to mostly sleet and also some freezing rain early in the morning on 1/3/14. Through the day, the precip type would change to primarily rain here in Greenville, and then go back over to snow by late evening before a lull in the precip occurred. Below are a couple of images which show the mixed precip accumulations in 1/3/15.
Overnight and into the morning, more snow fell, and it left the entire landscape completely covered in a beautiful blanket of snow. Every tree branch, every piece of grass, everything was covered. It was an absolutely beautiful scene everywhere you looked. I decided to head down to the Alan G. Davis Park, and walk along the Edwards Creek Mountain Bike Trail. The wind was nearly calm, the temperatures hovering right around freezing, with light snow still falling. It was wet snow, and slushy underneath it. Below you will see a video I captured, which doubles as a vlog type of video, which shows the beautiful landscape, and also contains relaxing stream flowing sights and sounds. Below that you will see a collection of photos from my hiking adventure through the snow. Hope you enjoy!