Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total observation time: 3.5 hours
Official Counter: Nancy Ott
Weather: Observation started no wind, fog,visibility limited to trees around hawkwatch. Around 11a EST fog opened to Helixville then fogged in again with some clearing around 11:30a. Wind from west picked up to at least 10 km/hr around 11:30. periodic white outs in valley. Watch terminated 12p EST.
Raptor Observations: None
Non-raptor Observations: Trees were coated with snow and ice. Chickadees, nuthatches,tufted titmouse,downy and red bellied woodpeckers, bluejays, gray squirrel. they all disappeared when wind increased.
Predictions: West wind, snow with wind advisory for later in the day. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Robert Stewart (<bob...>)