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April 30, 2010

Feb. snow pile survives into May

Charlie Charnigo 

Our Lancaster correspondent reports on Friday afternoon that the remnants of the mammoth Lancaster, Pa. snow pile he first photographed in February is still hanging in there on April 30. But just barely.

"Would you believe it is still there! It will be there tomorrow [May 1], but I think it will be gone by next week," said Charlie Charnigo. He sent us the photo above, taken Friday April 30, to prove it. "We will see what is left, if any, next Friday. But it did make it to May for sure. Thanks for the interest in my little project."

Posted by Frank Roylance at 3:27 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Cool pictures


LOL you know I have been wondering if anywhere in this region...somewhere...if there was any snow left from Feb...Thanks for answering the question!

I work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where they piled all the snow from the entire facility on a back road - see photos and coverage here. I walked out that way and found a tiny pile of snow remaining - even smaller than the Lancaster one above - that I doubt lasted even until now.

FR: When did you walk out and see snow? Today?

Sorry, yes, that was about 3 this afternoon. It was down to one patch maybe four inches high and a foot in diameter. So far as I could tell that was the only patch left.

This pile is still kinda big, for MAY! It is about 20X10 and 3 feet tall in at its peak. I wish I could get out there during the week, but my work schedule only has me there on Friday. And I live to far away just to drive out and check it.

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