As a special welcome home to Clark Lake snowbirds, this weekend’s weather will give them a taste of what they have missed.  Tanned and ready to put the dock in, instead they will be faced with what stalwarts who spend the winter at the lake have endured these past months.  Yes, there is actually snow in the forecast for this weekend.

Here’s a snippet of the forecast, as of Friday at 5 pm:

Saturday Night
Rain showers and snow, becoming all snow after 3am. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 31. East northeast wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 4 inches.
Snow showers likely before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
Areas of frost between 11pm and 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

In addition, the National Weather Service warns:

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT… HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * Northwest winds will gust to 45 mph at times through this evening. Scattered power outages expected. Loose objects blown around.

You can always get an updated forecast from this website.  Just go to the main page and scroll down.  It’s always available, even if you don’t like what it says.

This afternoon, white caps pounded shorelines facing west.

Simultaneously with snow in the forecast, some lawns look like then need a trim.

Oak trees seem unconcerned as tender buds appear on their branches.

For a more pleasant experience, check out the video from a warm day in June, 1997, as the Graziani cottage floated down the lake to its new location in the County Park.