Friday, March 6, 2015

Winter Storms

As I mentioned before, we have been getting a lot of winter storms this year. We actually had a green Christmas and up until mid-January it looked like we were in the clear...then the tides turned on us and we have been getting dumped on since. Our city declared a state of emergency in one of the older sections because there was literally no where to put it, they had to shut everything down so it could be removed. We have had two more storms since.

Each storm has dropped between 30 and 50 cm, which is 12 to 20 inches. And we have had (that I can remember) about 5. As well, we have had quite a few snow days that have just dropped between 5 and 10 cm (2 to 4 inches). These pictures are from February 25th, when they called for 10 cm but we ended up getting 25.

The morning started with the snow below the windows. By about 1:00 PM, it was over the windows!! This is not blown into the screen, this is actual accumulation. Our windows are about waist high to Mr Picky, and he is 6 feet tall, so these windows are about 3-4 feet off the ground.

The above is the snow outside Salean's bedroom window. This is not started in a spot that had snow plowed from the drive way, nor is it in a spot that it drifts into. This is purely snow just dropped onto the ground and piled up. Poor Mr Picky had to climb over our porch railing into waist high snow piles to shovel out the windows. He said if he left it, they would leak when it started melting. 

Mr. Picky got home around 11 AM, we are glad he came home early this day the roads were getting terrible. I took this picture at about 2 PM. All that snow on his truck had been dropped in 3 hours.

And finally, my car, which appears to have gone missing. It hadn't been cleaned off at all during the storm. This was taken around 2 PM. Around 3:30, it suddenly stopped snowing and the sun came out, it turned into a beautiful day!

This was hopefully the last major storm this winter, although not to jinx it, we usually get one good one in March. Altogether, our city has had about 185 cm (74 inches, or 6 feet) of snow drop since mid-January

Please, Mother more snow!!

It's almost Spring have a good week, everyone!


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