(Toledo, OH) While taking a walk with the dog in the brisk wind that is currently gusting at over 30 MPH, I saw the first snowflakes of the season just after noon.
I had to stop and glance at the windshield of a parked car to be certain, thinking I might have mistaken a leaf or a small piece of wind-blown debris for a snowflake. The presence of multiple white specks confirmed my suspicion.
I watched the first frozen flecks melt into water droplets on the glass, knowing that winter is not far away.
Later in the day there appeared a number of snow squalls that added a precipitatorial punctuation mark to the arrival of the cold weather.
Temperatures are expected to fall to 30 degrees tonight. I'd better pick the last of my peppers and tomatoes, lest they freeze in the winds that follow in the wake of the cold front that is roaring through the Midwest.