February 6, 2010

Snomageddon! Snopocalypse!

It has been snowing for about 24 hours here, although it didn’t really start snowing hard until late yesterday afternoon. Right now, we’ve had about 25 inches of snow and it’s not supposed to stop until later today, so we could get another few inches.

02-06-10 0014:00 p.m. Friday 02-06-10 002 7:00 p.m. Friday
02-06-10 005 11:00 p.m. Friday 02-06-10 017 9:00 a.m. Saturday

I’ve heard that Inuits have more than 100 words for snow, each describing a different type of snow. This snow is much worse than the one last month. That snow was light and fluffy. This snow is heavy and very wet. It all has to do with the temperature at the time of the snow. It was in the low 20’s last month, but in the 30’s for this storm. 02-06-10 018As I walked Connor this morning, I saw loads of large branches down and the snow was heavy on the wires, not a good thing. 02-06-10 023

The oddest thing about this storm was the huge thunder and lightning storm we had in the middle of the night. Connor was not a happy puppy, as he hates thunder. It went on for about an hour or more.  02-06-10 025 This is my wee back garden at about noon today. I’d say this is a bit more than two feet! 02-06-10 027 SNOMG *You have to say this out loud* (Snow-my-god!)

24 comments:

  1. We just spent an hour shoveling. But it's still coming down fast and furious with no end in sight, so we'll have to go out again in a few hours and shovel more.

    The Maryland State Police website is begging people to stay off the roads, as they're screwing up emergency and clearing operations. What is wrong with people?? Why are they such bozos?? They're venturing out when they have no business doing so, getting stuck, calling for help, or just ditching their cars in the middle of streets and highways, which then block emergency vehicles and road crews. I say charge 'em for the cost of helping them and for getting their cars out of the way.

    Anyway, I'm not a happy camper with this stuff, but what can you do. C'est la vie. (And thank god our power is still on. We knocked as much snow off power lines as we could.) Plenty of wine and food in the fridge . . . !

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  2. Great series of photos. And a thunderstorm, too; so strange!

    By-the-way, congratulations; you've been awarded 'the Sunshine Award'! (I realise the sense of irony here.) You can pick-it-up at my blog http://inveterateoptimist.blogspot.com/2010/02/good-day-sunshine.html

    tIO x

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  3. Wow! We have over a foot of new snow and it's still coming down, but the storm tracked north to you all and looking at your pictures you got dumped on! We still had about 6 inches on the ground before this snow, so now it feels like 18"!! Hope you made it to the liquor store and to buy groceries before it hit!

    And give Connor a hug, our Kylee doesn't like thunder either!

    Kat :)

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  4. Unbelievable. In NYC right now and it hasn't snowed. Seems like you guys are getting hit pretty badly. I hope I can make it back home on the train tomorrow.

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  5. Okay, I gave in and cracked a bottle of wine. Enjoying a fine glass of rosé as we speak . . . !

    Thomas, I don't think you'll be making it home tomorrow. Maybe you should just enjoy the Big Apple for another day or two. I also have a friend up there now -- she went for a family reunion and to see Fela (couldn't pass that up!). But she's prepared to wait it out up there. After all, there are many worse fates!

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  6. Glad you posted and that you are well, as well as to be expected. Having thunder and lightning in snow happens here in Kansas, too. Hope you made it to the liquor store. I'd hate to do this much bad weather cold turkey! (Not as good as snowmygod.)

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  7. Wow Meg,

    Your pictures really tell the story...send them in to chanel 4 news, they are asking for photos.
    My 16 yr. old Bradford Pear tree split in half and I awoke to find 1/2 of it laying on my son's car!!! I lost so many others trees and shoveled last night and hours this am along with everyone else....bracing myself for worse to come! Deep breaths I keep telling myself.

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  8. Ha! SnOMG. Even better.

    (Our backyards look the same.)

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  9. Hope you maintain power throughout. Love the "time lapse" photography.

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  10. Looks like the week ahead may be tough for your region. Watch out for snowplows once it's over and people start venturing out. Their drivers' visibility is limited especially in city streets, so you have to get well out of their way; don't expect them to be able to see you.

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  11. The time lapse is great! I was wondering how it was going. Its an upside down winter, since I live in the mountains near the Canadian border, and was thinking of raking leaves this afternoon. Stay warm and dry, and away from flat roofed buildings. Connor will probably sleep well after that walk.

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  12. wow - the last shot really says it all - have fun tomorrow after the skies brighten - i just showed your post to my gang up - specifically the storm progress via meg's trusty brownie: john says you matched the 4 shots well - (not sure if you ever replaced your last brownie?)

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  13. Meg,

    I guess you have electricity. I have been worried about all of you Maryland bloggers. I expected to see some of you on CNN with rooftop messages carved into the snow. And your poor pup-Connor. Take care. The worst seems to have passed, and what a story you have to tell.

    Marjorie

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  14. and they talk about the snow in Buffalo...

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  15. Funny how the snow always manages to show up just for the weekend!

    We got a dusting here in NYC, there may have been an inch of accumulation but it disappeared pretty quickly. I was looking forward to playing in the snow but I guess I will have to live vicariously through the photos of all my friends in Baltimore.

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  16. SNOMG is absolutely the new 'it' word for Baltimore. How fun that you chronicled the snow-fall. Just hard for me to imagine as we sat in the sunshine today. Will be watching for more updates. Stay warm Meg & Connor & thinking of you all x

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  17. !!!!!, thank god Connor is a huskie!

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  18. Agree with Mrs. B love the time lapse photography. Upsetting to see the trees come down, more than the power lines. Last winter we had an awful ice storm that brought down masses of trees in our village and at Darlington and we were without power for over a week. I do not understand why all utlities are not required to be buried these days. Good luck digging out!

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  19. Meg,

    Does Connor get snow/ice clods between his toes and pads? If my dogs are out in the snow too long, they start lifting up their feet in puzzlement. Of course, if they didn't have feet like Clydesdales, then the snow wouldn't build up between their toes. Must say, it is not so easy to clean their feet off.

    This is enough snow for now, no?

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  20. HT... he does sometimes, but he has those labby webbed feet, and an oily lab coat, so he's pretty much immune to that. When it does happen, he does the same thing as you guys do and I know to clean his foot off.

    This snow is above his shoulders, so he's having a harder time with it.

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  21. Wow! It looks like you live in New England! Funny, we didn't even get a snowflake! LOL! Our time will come, though, we're expecting a big one on Wed.

    Keep warm, Go Saints!

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  22. Holy Hannah! And I thought we had a lot of snow here in Norway!

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  23. The picture of Connor in the snow has to be one of my all time favorites! He looks like he has been on quite a trek. I'll bet he was cold!

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