After a winter with wild temperature fluctuations, why shouldn’t winter end with a blizzard. Winter is making up for last year when hardly any snow fell. I guess all those students wishing for a snow day put multiple pairs of socks on inside out before going to bed last night. I guess they got their wish.
As I do with most major snowstorms, I like to keep track of how it progresses. So, here goes.
First of all, the snow didn’t start until around 1:00am this morning. Don’t ask me how I know other than I was up then.
When I took the dog out this morning at about 8:20am, it was obvious that a significant amount of snow had fallen, 11″ (28 cm) to be exact. My dog, Mindy, was not happy about it at all. Three hours later, when I went back out at 11:30am, another 5.5″ (14 cm) had fallen. The snowfall rate was 1.83″/hr (6.5 cm/hr). I would agree that would be considered and significant snowfall rate.
My car is somewhere under 16.5″ of snow. You can make out the left front wheel, left side view mirror, and left tail light. I was standing on my porch when I took this photo.
At about 1:10pm I went back out for another measurement. I had to use an old-fashioned yardstick because my 18″ steel ruler was just a bit too short. In less than two hours, another 2.75″ (7 cm) piled up for at total of 18.75″ (47.6″).
… And the snow keeps
Less and less of my car is visible. Pretty soon it will be nothing but a snow-encrusted blob.
Latest snowfall check at about 5:40pm. 21″ (53.3 cm) of snow has falling and it has no intention of slowing down. I actually thought it was slowing up a bit. It’s started up again. The wind has picked up as well. Oh, well. Sigh. Let the blizzard continue.