January 24, 2016

29.2 Inches!

Well, this was a record-setting weekend all along the mid-Atlantic coast, and especially here in Baltimore. We set the record for one day/one event snowfall with 29.2 inches falling in just about 30 hours. At times, the snow was falling at three inches per hour! The snow started slowly, at about 3:00 p.m. Friday and continued until just about 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.IMG_8149IMG_8160IMG_8185

In the second image, you can barely make out the lump that it my neighbour’s car! Mine was shoveled out with the help of a young man who was savvy and motivated enough to advertise on Next Door™. I still can’t get my car out of our street because it hasn’t been ploughed yet… This might be the reason why:IMG_8184

Here’s my car before shoveling.IMG_8170

After lots of shoveling, we managed to make piles of snow taller than I am – and on both sides of the path!IMG_8175

No work on Monday because many of the city’s streets are still impassable. With the high winds we had along with the snow, there are massive drifts that make ploughing difficult.IMG_8180

Did you have snow? How did you cope?

21 comments:

  1. My God!!!! I can't imagine! And you shoveled all that?!?!??! I'm amazed!!! Stay warm!

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    1. The biggest issue, Joni, is where to put the snow! I was pretty warm shoveling until we went into the shadows.

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  2. Love your flags. Hail Britannia!

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    1. I got them last trip to the UK. They're cheery! And then i hung tiny bells from them, so they sound wonderful.

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  3. You may not see the bunny again until spring. And it's too deep to make snow angels. You would fall through and never be found again. :-) Can you believe we didn't get a single flake in upstate NY? Bizarre. You may want to get someone to knock it off your roof. It puts pressure on the beams, and the melting snow could turn to ice and bog down your spouts, causing an ice dam. When that happens, all the water can back up into your house. Enjoy your snow day!

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    1. Still haven't seen the bunny. Although there was something else making trails through the back garden. Probably a little fox.

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  4. Meg, I saw a woman clean off her car, which had been buried in the snow, in approx. four minutes using a leaf blower. It was a Facebook video that, I'm sure, has been shared hundred of times. For future reference...

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    1. I saw that! On the first day that was a possibility, but after that, when the snow got packed down, it wasn't.

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  5. Now if Alvin Tofler and his notion of telecommuting for a job was in place some people would log on the computer and the hearth LOL. Tanks for the pictures enjoy your snow day .

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    1. I did some work from home, but some of my programs are just on my office computer and it's not networked in.

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  6. Blizzard arrived on my birthday, so this storm date will not be forgotten by me. I was granted my wish of please keep the power on by snow god Jonas. I loved being in my snow globe, warm and cozy with ample supplies of wine, food, candles and our dog who quickly mastered the reason for the shoveled pee path.
    FORTY inches here in Western Maryland.
    Cheers.

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    1. I was worried about the power, so charged everything and all of the chargers. Happy belated birthday!

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  7. be safe + warm xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  8. Wow you got mucho, we got enough.

    I have an adorable roommate who lived in Colorado for some years before moving to Virginia this summer.

    He's got the snow gear, he's got the energy and he's got the heart to do all the shoveling.

    I cooked a LOT.

    All was well until I woke up this morning without heat.

    Really?

    xo J

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  9. This snow storm was truly something. I'm looking forwards things getting back to normal soon. Though the snow had been nice to look at.

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    1. It was nice for about the first day. Now I am OVER it! Especially after my two hour trek to work yesterday via the light rail.

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  10. I was jealous, the day it snowed. But the next day, I remembered how ugly it can get:(

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