I didn't get out to take pictures today after our snow. Schedule is a little tight on Thursdays sometimes, and today especially as I had an appointment. I did snap this with the cell phone after I returned from my appointment and finished my shoveling chore. Shovel ready indeed!
So pretty! The snow is light and fluffy. It was in the low 20's and high teens most of the time it snowed so it wasn't that wet heavy snow. I like that!
I snapped these two pictures yesterday about an hour, hour and half into the storm. It was already getting dicey. Most schools did early release, and the colleges canceled classes and churches canceled their Wednesday night stuff.
The visibility during this storm was frequently low, due to the intensity of the snow fall. Much of the time, the snow fell at a rate of an inch an hour. That went on until about 10 p.m. The snow fell until about 1 or 2 a.m. That's how we ended up with 7-9 inches of white stuff.
The worst time during the storm was the 5 p.m. rush hour. I did not go far from home, just to the library to do some work I needed to do, and to a place to eat. I was home at 5:30 and did not go out again. People were stuck on the interstates for 2-3 hours trying to get home from work. I listened to KMBZ's storm coverage. They had people calling in telling how the road conditions were. Many called in two or three times as their drives got longer and longer, sitting in traffic that did not move.
This morning, the roads were pretty good in the late rush hour and just after. The sun made a big difference, so it still may have been a little crummy for those who have to go to work early, before our 7 a.m. sunrise. The interstates are clear, the main roads pretty much clear and the neighborhoods--well, still a bit of a mess.
There will probably be some post storm critics of the snow removal effort. However, the snow fell so intensely and and just the wrong time of day to create some real nightmares on the roads. The plows just couldn't keep up, then cars got stuck and there was no help for it then. Real progress was made by the plow jockeys in the overnight and early morning once everyone got home and the stuck cars were towed away.
The weather boys say we may get a bit more snow over the weekend. Uh huh.