As you may have heard, much of the United States was bombarded by strong storms recently. In my area we received 20.9″ of snow in a 24 hour period. This produced white-out conditions for hours and staying off the roads, if you could, was imperative. 200 poor motorists were trapped on Lake Shore Drive at around 7pm on Feb 1st and could not move. Some were in their cars for 9 hours. Emergency personnel evacuated the motorists leaving their cars behind. The next day, seeing 200 stranded vehicles on Lake Shore Drive on the news was pretty eerie, like Twilight Zone eerie.
I was lucky enough to leave work early and avoid the mess.
During the night as it snowed 3″ per hour with 50 MPH winds we experienced thundersnow! Thundersnow is when you have lightning and thunder in the winter as it is snowing. That is really something else, I’ve only experienced it 3 times in my whole life. Truly awesome.
The next day we had a snow day, even for the adults too, as many roads were not plowed. It took us 3 hours to shovel because we had many drifts. My arms are sore and feel like noodles.
Here is a nice drift on my neighbor’s windows.
Here is a nice one that buried a car.
Notice this drift next to a 6 foot person. It reaches the elbows!
Call me crazy but I still love snow. I think I’m the only one I know that does right now though. Ha, ha, ha!