Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowpocalypse 2009

Starting on Wednesday our local weathermen were calling for lots of snow - between 3 and 6 inches of accumulation - between Friday night and Sunday morning. Then Friday morning the forecast changed - now anywhere between 12 and 24 inches of accumulation! Wow - bit of a difference, eh? Needless to say that threw things into a frenzy around here sending people out in droves to do some Christmas shopping, to stock up on groceries and fill their car gas tanks. I waited patiently for the snow to start falling Friday night and started getting pretty worried once 8pm rolled around and it hadn't started yet. Well by the time we went to bed there was snow falling and accumulating on cars and grass. I had a hard time sleeping overnight because some people started shoveling snow right outside our bedroom window at 2am. I went out to the couch close to 3am and watched the snow fall through our sliding glass door for a few hours before falling back asleep. I woke up later in the morning to find what I thought was lots of snow covering the ground.

Throughout the day the snow continued to fall steadily, becoming pretty heavy at times. We enjoyed watching it fall throughout the day. We tried to go out and let Lacey play in it but there was a lot of wind whipping the snow around which was hard on our eyes. Also, some of the drifts were pretty deep and scared Lacey. We spent the rest of the day inside. I decided to bake some cookies and tried a new recipe for mint chocolate chip cookies - yummy! They were pretty much the usual choco chip cookie recipe but with peppermint extract instead of vanilla. While looking for the cookie recipe I happened upon a recipe for chocolate chip pancakes. I was intrigued so I decided to make them for dinner - they were super delicious as well! We even had the leftover pancakes for breakfast this morning.

I think the snow finally stopped around 10pm last night leaving a total of about 22-23 inches of the powdery white stuff behind. We went out this morning to find quite a sight - cars absolutely enveloped in snow (including mine!), piles and piles of snow thanks to snow plows, mountains of snow drifts, and beautiful icicles. There was white as far as the eye could see. After taking Lacey out, we decided to dig Corey's car out because it was relatively spared. We had gotten a bit of cabin fever staying inside all day Saturday so we decided to brave the roads and do a little shopping. Some roads were still covered in snow, some were slushy and others were completely clear.

My poor car is somewhere under that snow:

Some pictures from our drive around town:

There is still a ton of snow piled everywhere and lots of roads were still not completely cleared as of 7pm tonight, but things look much better than last evening. Hopefully I can dig my car out tomorrow because it needs to go to the shop before we head out of town on Thursday!

My favorite picture - this is what we saw in a store parking lot today:

1 comment:

  1. Those icicles look dangerous!! I am glad you survived!