By Mike Busch

In anticipation of what may be the biggest snowstorm of the season on Tuesday, the abnormally cold weather this weekend created some great photo opportunities.

Friday night I was able to photograph a Snow Squall with Graupel on the beach and last night I witnessed a stunning display of Virga over Smith Point Bridge at sunset.  Virga is precipitation that doesn’t make it to the ground and occur with rain or snow.

If you aren’t familiar with the term,  you can read more about it here.

As a bonus the almost full Worm Moon was rising behind me from the East.

The photos below were taken from the Smith Point Fishing Pier Saturday evening.

Check out the time-lapse on page 2, about 30 minutes of action condensed into 8 seconds.