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Old 01-23-2016, 08:10 AM   #3761
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This is actually from a storm in Buffalo two years ago I believe. The most memorable snowstorm that I can recall was the 'Blizzard of 77' in the Niagara Region. It was pretty impressive and messed things up pretty good even for an area that is prepared for significant snowfalls.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:45 AM   #3762
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OPEN AIR STADIUMS! May the Queen of football be with us this weekend.



heh heh heh - ER and not having to drive on the real bad stuff is just wonderful.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:50 AM   #3763
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A break at last, supposed to be in mid 30s today and upper 20s all next week.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:10 AM   #3764
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Tough to measure the snow in the Blue Ridge mountains with all the blowing since last night. I was guessing about 18-20", the resort is saying over 22. Still coming down, we'll probably get about 30" total.
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:14 AM   #3765
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We are getting hammered. I just made the first pass on the driveway and sidewalk and it was coming over the top of the snow thrower. The entrance to the auger is I think 24". The mailbox is about to be buried and that is something I've never seen happen. There is some drifting going on there, it wasn't that deep in the driveway, but still....
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About two feet so far, looks like another six to eight inches on the way in SW PA.

Cleared the driveway, went to the coffe shop in 4WD.

An unusual event, the local diner is closed on a snowy day for the first time in 30 years. BooHoo.
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We are getting hammered. I just made the first pass on the driveway and sidewalk and it was coming over the top of the snow thrower. The entrance to the auger is I think 24". The mailbox is about to be buried and that is something I've never seen happen. There is some drifting going on there, it wasn't that deep in the driveway, but still....
Wow! That looks awfully deep. Best to just stay home and I know you prepared for that. Still, I hope that you don't lose your heat for some reason while you are snowbound.

The winds are gone here, thank goodness, and it is a little bit warmer (44F right now). So, I suppose we are done with our surprise mini-storm.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:19 PM   #3768
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heh heh heh - ER and not having to drive on the real bad stuff is just wonderful.
Too bad that the Pats hadn't hung onto homefield advantage. Not sure whether this storm is on track for NE but could have been fun.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:23 PM   #3769
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Just to the right of the lamp post the mailbox is now just a little bit short of being completely covered. Measured at the basement sliding glass door the level is at 30 inches (not drifting there) and on the deck it is higher than the railing. The huge lump near the window is the covered gas grill. I guess it's gonna be a while before I'm grilling burgers.

It'll be interesting to see what the official snowfall level is measured at the airport a few miles away.
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Just to the right of the lamp post the mailbox is now just a little bit short of being completely covered. Measured at the basement sliding glass door the level is at 30 inches (not drifting there) and on the deck it is higher than the railing. The huge lump near the window is the covered gas grill. I guess it's gonna be a while before I'm grilling burgers.

It'll be interesting to see what the official snowfall level is measured at the airport a few miles away.
At this rate, when will the light pole get buried? Stay safe out there!
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Looks like a good one. Back in the day we couldn't wait to get out into that stuff. Snow forts and snowball fights, king of the hill (snow pile), tunneling into the piles (ok so not entirely safe!), tobogganing, and snow football. Those were the days. Put a crimp in hockey though because even on skates it was hard to get all that snow off the ice but it made for excellent 'boards' around the rink.
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Snow stopped, next scheduled significant weather event Tuesday, Rain. Got just a bout 30 inches of snow.

Heading outside to blow away the 8" or so global warming, the previous 2' batch was disposed of at around 10 AM this morning..
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We are just south of Boston and we're dodging this one as we have only a couple of inches on the ground and they're predicting another 3 to 4 more. We got 117 inches last winter.
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It finally stopped snowing this afternoon. DH said we got 20 inches. He shoveled stoop, stairs and a path to the street. I told him to wait and do the driveway tomorrow. He has a snow blower, but thinks the snow is too high. He told me that he is getting too old for this. Who knows, maybe we will move away from this winter weather sometime.
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It was a sunny day, til this big ole black cloud got overhead. Now, it's starting to snow. In the San Francisco Bay Area. At 277 feet above sea level...
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It was a sunny day, til this big ole black cloud got overhead. Now, it's starting to snow. In the San Francisco Bay Area. At 277 feet above sea level...
Wow! That's insane. I wonder if it will stick.

We are back to shorts weather with the high near 80 today. Just a couple of days ago I was wearing my heavy winter coat and winter clothes. This weather is as much of a roller coaster as the stock market; up, then down, then up, then down....

No snow so far in New Orleans this winter, though, which is a good thing. People here (including me) don't know how to drive in snow and it gets really crazy.
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Today's temp popped up to 88F. Time to turn on the A/C.
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