Friday, April 11, 2008

Ready...Set...SNOW!!!

We are under a blizzard warning effective until 8:00 pm Saturday.

Here is my front yard at 7:00 pm Thursday night....except for the big pile left over from plowing the driveway...the snow was gone.....



...and my front yard at 7:00 am Friday, a mere 12 hours later...





It is expected that we will be getting between 16 and 20 inches of snow before this is over.

The wind is gusting up to 55 mph...we listened to the wind howl all night long...our Direct TV (the dish) is off...of the three local channels...two are off the air...many people have no power due to trees/branches heavy with snow falling on lines. Our power has flashed off twice this morning...(I probably shouldn't be on the computer)

All of the area schools are closed. All three colleges in Duluth/Superior have closed. The buses have been pulled off of Duluth streets, the mall is closed, all government offices have closed, no mail service...the state patrol has advised absolutely no travel...knowing that we deal with snow on a regular basis...you know it has to be nasty when everything shuts down...

I stepped outside briefly to brush the snow off of the feeder. The spring birds were frantically trying to get pass the snow and get to the seed. The snow is heavy and very, very wet. It's going to be a mess to clean up...

I think I will spend the day in my pajamas...doing a couple lesson plans...make some chocolate goodies...drink some coffee and maybe knit...or do some scrapbooking....

I'll post more pictures when it is all over.....

Wish I was back in Mexico....

3 comments:

Kat said...

WOW MORE SNOW, just like my Daughter who lives in the Rocky Mountians of Colorado, she got 24 inches yesterday (Thursday 04/10/08).

Take care and DO not go out in the blizzard.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

You hang in there. Even though that storm missed us (just barely), we got hit this morning by the second one. Getting to school was miserable, but by the time I came home it was almost gone. We are predicted to be in the 60's by next week, and that's got to be headed your way!

KSee said...

Crazy! I started yesterday at 50 and ended in the 80's. We never got snow here in DC. Nothing is normal anymore. Just think our kids, kids will not know what weather and seasons should be like.

You guys take care. Hopefully it will melt fast