You never know what the weather will be around here at any season, but "unseasonable" is hardly the word for today's event. Lee, who has lived in Astoria for 35 years, says he doesn't remember seeing snow here after February. I took the top photo from our front porch at the Tapir and Friends (Tapir Preservation Fund) office. You can click on any picture to get a better view of the snowflakes - a rarity here, so we want to see them up close. They are quite large, by the way, and not sticking on the ground, although they were plenty stuck to the mailman's truck. He'd just come down from the top of the Astoria hill.
It snowed (sometimes hard) for several hours, finally starting to stick and accumulate, then it turned slushy, and just before 5 pm it stopped.