Sunday, January 20, 2019

A Century Storm

Well, we've had our first major storm of the season. We've had bigger storms for sure but not colder ones. This may have been a century snow storm — the coldest snow storm in 100 years. Usually, we expect somewhat milder temperatures when it snows. This is relative, you understand. I'm not saying it's exactly balmy, but the coldest days of winter are generally snowless.

This was the view out back this morning. You can see some tracks where the road is. Traffic kept going though.

Out the front upstairs window. Look at the drifting on some of the garage roofs. We may have received more than 20cm of snow, but the drifts could reach 50cm.

I went out to shovel a bit. We have a contractor, but they don't do the walk, and they can't get right up to the garage doors.

Looking up the street.

The tractor finally showed up around mid-afternoon. It was Sunday, so that was okay, but it would have been problematic for many on a workday.

As a bonus I present a short video of the dog across the street quite enjoying the snow clearing. I spotted him while I was doing my exercises and eventually paused them to take this short clip. You can maximize to full scree if you wish.


Marie Smith said...

Wish I felt like that about the snow.

We had a vicious snow storm. Now it’s raining. Heavily.

William Kendall said...

The snow in the city has been falling all day, and like you, we have had deep cold the last three days.

Joanne Noragon said...

Awwww for the dog and the fellows who love him. Bah Humbug for the snow. It's the same here and still snowing.

Shammickite said...

Hardly any snow here..... just a sprinkle.... but this morning it's -24C!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

We had even more snow, but it may get fairly warm today and tomorrow and rain tomorrow so I don't know how long it will last.....That dog is so happy!

MARY G said...

JG was clearing with the scraper. Some fine snowbanks.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Your storm as far more impressive than ours here in Nashua, NH. I would have appreciated more snow blowing around outside my comfortable inside view. Thankfully, we have no snow-clearing issues as contractors do the walk clearing here in the mill apts.