Hunter, :phbbttt... may Fenris visit you in six months. <g>
Can somebody send some of the snow to Vancouver? It seems they are lacking some..
Being Canadian, I just had to hop in on this discussion.
At first we laughed, then, after the storm was as huge as it was, we realized that you guys down on the middle section US Eastern Seaboard have no snow infrastructure. We all have plows and snowblowers, etc., but 3 feet of snow is a HUGE dump, even for us in Canada. We're used to it, though, and you're not. Me, I'd just fire up the Snapper (bought it last fall. It kicks snow butt, big time). It was good anti-snow insurance, because I've only used it three times this winter. We have about 6-12 inches of accumulation from the whole winter (big thaw in January), but have been in quite a deep freeze during your big dump. Clear and cold. Took the kids skating yesterday for about 15 minutes. Then had to thaw my son out in the bathtub. Been a cold winter here, but not a lot of snow. Lots of ice though (Winterlude in Ottawa will be fabulous).
Anyone for skating?
Surfing, anybody? The Gulf has a 9 foot swell, running.
There was one year the Punxatawney Phil wasn't stupid. He wouldn't come out of his 'hole' and the guy reached in to pull him out. Phil bit him... went straight through the leather glove and brought blood. YAY!!! for Phil!!
Here is Western PA we do have the infrastructure to handle snow but in the last 10 to 20 years the ability to use it has faltered. Here we are 48 hours after the end of the snow and the next snow bearing down (calling for 3-6 inches where I am) and only the main roads are clear.
Likewise Montreal could do with some snow. Skiing just isn't the same without it and my snow-shoeing friends are also complaining. Mind you, I'm not the least bit upset at the so-called "warmer" temperatures this January. While snow is good, the Big Freeze is less exciting.
Hunter, I'm hoping for snow in Vancouver. Can't wait for the Olympics!
Clear and cold in Eastern Ontario (2 hours from Montreal, Phome). The snow lies about 4 inches deep only in places in my yard, but everything is frozen hard, hard, hard (no rhyme intended). A little more snow would be really good for the plants. There will be a lot of winter kill, as the snow is necessary to protect the garden plants. Little snow with this kind of cold means dead shrubs, dead bulbs, dead perennials generally.
Here we go again!
60 mph winds and 1-2" an hour currently in Sterling, VA.
The snow got started later than they originally predicted (they said noon yesterday but there was actually a point around 7 PM when there were stars out yesterday). I don't think it started until after 10 PM but at 6 AM this morning there was about 6" of new snow on the ground. I'll just have to wait and see if more swirls in from the spinning low off the coast.
I'm happy to say a couple of industrious young people, who are likely home from school due to the snow, stopped by and offered to dig out my driveway for a few dollars. YAY!!! I don't have to do it this time.
Trys <--- moving snow around is hard on my plumage!