Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Two weeks ago, I thought spring might be here. Boy, was I wrong.

The snow started on Thursday morning. And it fell all day and night, and Friday and night and Saturday until around 5:00 (and I got to help scoop snow on Saturday afternoon: WOOT!). At that time, we'd gotten about 18 inches. This indicates, of course, that it wasn't falling hard. It hasn't been falling hard, just very persistently. It started again Saturday night, and falling with less determination, but hasn't stopped since then. I think we've got about 20 or so inches by now.

This morning was the first time I left to walk somewhere since the snow started, and it was incredible. With the scooped piles on the sides of the streets and sidewalks, the snow was for me, on my 15 minute walk, between knee and thigh high. Wow. I haven't seen this much snow since... I can't remember. And neither has anyone here. I've been told many times that this is the first real snowy winter that has occurred here in 3 years. In fact, I have been told that last winter it only snowed once in November, and after that, nothing. Wow.


Andrew said...

It must be global warming.

Frank Gillespie said...

Ashley, we had 5 inches of snow in Raleigh, NC yesterday. We also set a record low for March 3 with 14 degrees