Mom asked for pictures of yesterday’s snowfall in the DC area. We live north and west of DC proper. This picture was taken at around 8 am. You can see it was not a full whiteout but really close. There is no reference in this picture as to how deep the snow is. But normally based on standing in the front door of our house you would be directly ahead seeing the street. Our yard and our two step porch. None of that is visible in part because of the light available and in part because of the snow available. The snow started in our area around 1 pm Friday. There was enough snow to cover the ground when we went for a walk around 4 pm. By the time we returned from our walk around 5:30 or so, our previous tracks were covered. The snow picked up considerably that evening and during the night.
This picture taken end of day around 4 pm Saturday. You can see the points of reference endow, the roof of the van shows a good 24 inches or more of snow. By the time of this picture it had been snowing for 27 hours. The boys are out shoveling (so was Barb and so was i). It took us 2.5 hours to shovel about 2/3’s of the driveway. We didn’t make it to the street but I figure when they plow our county street they will block the driveway so we will dig out this morning for the last time. There were no cars on our street yesterday all day. I remember big snows, we had 17 inches once when we lived in Greenwood Indiana. We had 14 inches once when we live din Mount Airy Ohio ( a suburb of Cincinnati) but I have never lived through this much snow. It happens in the DC area about ever 10 years. Lucky us to move in after the last one but before the next one! Now we get a 10 year break.
This final picture give you a much better idea of just how much snow fell. Plus it gives the boys proof of parental meanness to share with their children when that time comes.
So we spent most of the day indoors. I forgot to record the IU Ball game so I missed a great game (IU Won!) but I did catch up on the Mystery of Oak Island. I know, it’s a guilty pleasure but I really love that show.
And we shoveled. Three times we went out for roughly 30 minutes and moved snow. As I said we got 2/3’s of the way down the driveway. Today we make it to the street. I suspect with any luck the temperature today will help us more than hurt us as it rises to above freezing. Luckily we all made it through the blizzard of 2016. The generator didn’t even kick on one time during the entire event. It is however nice to have it out there waiting.