Our First Measurable Snowfall of the 2019-2020 Season

created Nov 11, 2019

The snow ended mid to late this evening on Mon, Nov 11, 2019. The snow began before Noon, but it did not start sticking well on the ground until probably after 1:00 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m., I went outside to clear the sidewalk and warm my car that was parked in the back driveway with a more open view to the sky. Since the car rooftops were elevated and cold, the snow started sticking on these areas sooner then on the ground.

At 6:00 p.m., around 2.5 inches of snow had accumulated on my car's rooftop. Another 1.25 inches of snow fell after 6:00 p.m. Total snow accumulation on the car's rooftop was 3.5 to 4.0 inches. Less snow accumulated on the ground, around 2.0 to 2.5 inches.

Our other car was parked in the front part of the driveway, under oak trees that still contain leaves. The total snow accumulation on this rooftop measured 3.25 inches of snow. It had less snow than the other car rooftop at 6:00 p.m.

We don't receive a measurable snowfall every November, and if we do, the snow occurs later than this. To receive about 4 inches of snowfall on November 11 is a lot and early for Toledo, Ohio.

The first snow that I saw this season occurred in the evening of October 31. We dined out, and on the way home around 9:00 p.m., snow mixed with the rain that fell.

Today's snowfall won't look scenic tomorrow, since we have leaves on the ground, leaf walls piled along the curbs, and leaves still falling.

The snow should stick around for a few days. We will experience mid-winter temps over the next couple days.

We are forecast to be in the upper teens by morning, mid-20s tomorrow afternoon, around 10-above on Wednesday morning, upper 20s on Wednesday afternoon, and mid-30s for highs on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


The leaves kept falling, of course. These photos were taken one or two days after the snowfall. It's an odd look for us.

Our backyard:
our backyard - leaf-covered snow cover

Neighbor's front yard:
neighbor's front yard - leaf-covered snow cover

Our front yard:
our front yard - leaf-covered snow cover