Sunday, December 21, 2008

37 hours of snow

Well, it really was a Winter Wonderland from 2pm Friday afternoon through 3am Sunday morning. I don't know the official snow amounts, but I'd say my area got in the 1.5 foot range. It's kind of hard to tell because the wind created some pretty big snow drifts. It was a crazy storm - it just wouldn't end. It must have been powered by the Energizer Bunny, because it literally kept going and going and going.... I enjoyed the storm. I really do like snow, and in December I'm not sick of it yet. It was another slap in the face, reminding me that I can't ski this winter, but I'm starting to accept that (okay, no I'm not, but I try to tell myself that I am)

These pictures were taken about 2:30 on Friday afternoon. It looks like any other dusting of snow.

Then we fast forward about an hour and a half to 4pm

You can see the plow has already been through. The plowing company would return many many times.

Now we fast forward again, this time a few hours to about 7pm. Andrew and I went outside to see what we could see (and also to take the trash out). We waked around the complex a bit, and by that time, the snow was halfway to my knees - or depending on where we were walking, all the way up to my knees.
And then we went inside and watched Fellowship of the Ring, and watched the snow fall from inside. The next morning, around 9:00ish we went outside to clean off the cars and move them to already plowed sots. I had to shovel my way around the car before I could get near enough to it to get off the snow.
And this morning about 8:30, 5 hours after it had finally stopped snowing, I took these pictures of the total snowfall. We might get more snow later tonight, some stations are saying wintry mix and some are saying straight snow. We'll have to wait and see!

1 comment:

Matt said...

Seeing posts like this always makes me think I should own a camera...