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Time-Lapse Video from 19 March 2012. View is towards the west.

Yesterday's winter storm continued on Monday, 19 March. The temperature went up and down between 33°F and 40°F during the day, with periods of heavy graupel falls and snow showers. Just before noon, a long period of graupel fell, covering the road to the Post Office (to which Mike had to go) in a layer of white ice. It made for slick driving. On the way back home from the PO, there was a snowplow behind him as he drove, clearing the road of the ice. In the time-lapse video, watch as three snow showers approach from the west (at 8 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM). Wild weather day.

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Bonus Photo

If you don't know what graupel looks like, here is a photo, showing some graupel, sized 2mm to 5mm, on the back patio.


Graupel is a snowflake that has been coated by supercooled water that froze as the snowflake fell.

Go to the Oracle Webcam Time-Lapse Movies page.

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Webcam is an Apple external iSight.
Webcam software is ImageCaster from Econ Technologies, Inc.
Movie captured and created with Daydreamer from Quandir Solutions. Now available on the App Store.

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