This is what it looked like at about 2:00 pm. Snow kept falling off and on through the day and night, with maybe an inch more of accumulation.
Clouds early this morning were mostly wave clouds (lenticulars) stacked over the mountains - Duck Creek Range shown above - with smaller lenticulars scattered over the valley.
The view from our hiking hill, looking south of town toward the southern Egan Range, showed raggedy lenticulars, and a fairly light snowfall, except on the higher peaks.
Cheatgrass in the snow.
A nicely hexagonal ice crystal.
More ice crystals.
It's now clouded over nearly completely, although skies are supposed to clear. Hopefully the snow will mostly melt over the next week or so.
This first snow of 2009 has beat the first snow of 2008 by 6 days and the first snow of 2007 by 1 day.