According to the National Weather service, Pittsburgh also had exceeded its February snow totals.
A day before the "big snow", the office posted on March 14 that "We just measured a quick 0.4 inches of snow with the band here at the office.
That brings our daily snow total to 0.6 inches.
For perspective, that's three times our entire February monthly snowfall."
Of course, according to reports, Pittsburgh added at least another inch to that total on March 15.
Nonetheless, these totals were nothing compared to the Blizzard of 1993. Monday, March 13, marked the 30th anniversary of the storm.
The National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh put things in context by posting "since November 2022, we've measured 14.6 inches of snow for this 2022-2023 season.
On March 13, 1993, we measured 23.6 inches of snow in a single day, which is the longstanding record for maximum one-day snowfall for Pittsburgh.
Nearby Latrobe, Pa., recorded 36 inches with ten-foot drifts!". More information on the storm can be found at this site.
However, the office offered a more hopeful post on Wednesday, March 15.
"According to @NWSCPC, we should expect normal to below normal temperature, and above normal precipitation", the post said of the eight to 14-day weather outlook.
Yet, a post on Friday mentioned possible snow showers in the future.
Nonetheless, the calendar marches toward next Monday, the first day of spring.
As the temperatures warmed, I hoped that the pair of Canada geese that I had seen at the pond last weekend would return once the water opened up again.
I wasn't the only one bird watching.
My husband decided that Lil' Bit, the cat, needed a window feeder so he could view the birds close up.
So far the feeder's been a hit. No birds have hit the window, because I don't do windows.
However, Lil' Bit has jumped at the window a couple of times after the birds on the other side of the panes. We may need to purchase him a helmet.
Birds visiting the feeder included those of the smaller variety. Titmice, chickadees, goldfinches and nuthatches have been the ones to tryout the new feeder.
Some of our summer returnees to the bird feeder included grackles, red-winged blackbirds and European starlings. Currently some of our winter birds like dark-eyed juncos and American tree sparrows are still hanging around.