Snow On Leaves

Snow on leaves, Schenley Park, 16 Nov 2018 (photo by Kate St. John)

On Thursday it rained. Then it sleeted. Then it snowed in the wee hours of Friday morning, especially north of Pittsburgh.

In the old days most of the trees would be bare by now, but this year many still have leaves.

Ice and snow made the leaves heavy and some of the trees came down, hitting power lines as they fell.  By Friday morning KDKA reported that 65,000 households north and east of the city were without electricity.  No power, no heat, and for those with well water, no water.  It may take until Sunday evening to get all of the power restored..

The City is warmer than surrounding counties so Schenley Park had snow on the leaves, but no ice.

Snow on leaves, Schenley Park, 16 Nov 2018 (photo by Kate St. John)

Here’s what my favorite hillside looked like yesterday. 50% of the trees still have leaves.

Only half of the trees are bare, Schenley Park, 16 Nov 2018 (photo by Kate St. John)

The power failures wouldn’t have been so bad if most of the trees had been bare. 

(photos by Kate St. John)

1 thought on “Snow On Leaves

  1. I’m glad Schenley Park’s trees have escaped the worst of this storm. Up here in the North Hills it has been devastating for trees. I think every other yard has at least tree branches, if not an entire tree, down. At our house, two large branches cracked off a tree, and there is another branch hanging threateningly over our driveway, but still half-attached to the tree. I am not sure what to do about it – I imagine tree service companies are currently overwhelmed with true emergencies such as getting trees off of roadways and houses.

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