The Blizzard – 2011

Blizzard 2/11

Blizzard 2/11

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Thought I would post a couple of pictures to show you what it looked like when I got up this morning.  My work delayed opening until 11 so I did get to catch a few more winks :).  According to the news we got somewhere between 13 and 18 inches.  All I know is the roads were piled with snow on the sides.  The road crews did an excellent job of clearing the roads.    Is it spring yet?

More Snow, and It’s Yarn again

More Snow

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.It wasn’t snowing yesterday when I went to Church, however this is what it looked like 3 hrs later when Church was over and I was headed home.  And more snow storms are predicted for my area through Saturday.  Is it Spring yet?

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I finally got enough of the Llama roving spun to make a skein of yarn.  Because it’s a little bit heavier than worsted weight I could only get about 80 yards on my spool.  I will probably have about 2 more skeins of yarn by the time I am finished.  I hope my son will enjoy it, it is a soft yarn and should make a nice scarf.  Having a larger spool would be very nice for plying the bulkier yarns so that you have skeins with more yardage.  But you use what you have ;P.

Stay warm and enjoy whatever your local weather brings.  I’m gonna go turn my heater up ;P.

Blizzard on It’s Way

Snow from my balcony

Snow from my balcony

 

I took this from my balcony when I got home from work tonight.  It’s not a lot of snow yet, but it started between 1 to 2 pm.  I left early, at 4, to try to beat the traffic and the roads were a nightmare!  What usually takes me about 15 min to drive took 40 min.  It was slick, and people have forgotten over the summer how to drive in the snow and were trying to take off like normal from a stop at the lights, yep, slipping and sliding.  It won’t take them long to remember, just hope they don’t cause an accident in the mean time ;P.  There is a blizzard warning out from midnight through midnight Thursday, with winds up to 50 to 60 mph and up to -20 temps.  Possible whiteout conditions. Winter is definately here.

I’ll take another picture in the morning and if they tell us not to some into work because of the roads, or delay coming in I’ll try to put the updated picture in here along with the one above.

Snow strom next morning

Snow strom next morning

 

**Updated Picture**

I took this at about 7am.  The winds have picked up so we will have blizzard conditions today with the blowing snow, and they say from 1 to 3 additional inches of snow this morning.  The last time I saw a Blizzard here was around 1993, and they closed the Mall, that I worked at, for the day.  The place I’m working at has decided on a delayed opening and so I think I will take the bus today and not drive.   It’s official we got 12″ of snow over those two days.