Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowy Wednesday

We woke up this morning to approximately 5 inches of fresh snow on the ground. And it continues to fall as I type. The temperatures have barely moved from the 16 degrees at 7 AM but the winds--out of the northwest--have increased making it feel colder.

Terry had a doctor's appointment this morning at 10:30 (operative word "had") but, upon taking the snow thrower out to the road and finding it hadn't been plowed, I advised her to cancel. Only two ruts went up and down the hill where trucks had gone up earlier. I'm assuming these were headed to one of the gas drilling sights up there and would have been largish tankers carrying necessary fracking fluids.

After making one pass with the thrower, hearing that Terry's appointment had been changed, seeing the snow still coming down--heavily at times--and getting a stone wedged in the rotter causing the machine to stall until I could pry the dang thing out, I opted to call it quits until the snow diminishes or 3 PM rolls around--whichever comes first.

We won't get near as much as the I-95 corridor is getting--thank God--but this is the heaviest snow fall thus far this season. I see that some of those places in the Green and White Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont will be getting 2 feet or more of fresh powder.

Can't imagine what two feet of snow looks like? How about this:

(The image comes from the cousins in Columbia, South Carolina where they got 6 inches of snow the other day. I've no idea where they got it from.)

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

Enjoy, friends. We've had no snow since Christmas. It's 8 degrees at my house, 18 at the airport, and 25 on the hillside. Weird inversion things are happening ... but still no snow.