What's happening in your area ? This thing is affecting a large part of the country.
We started off the day with rain, turned to sleet & ice, not bad, though. Late this afternoon it started snowing. We have a couple inches on top of the junk during the day. Wind has been fairly strong out of the east all day.
We had tornadoes 12 southeast of me over an hour ago. 2 radar indicated ones. Damage to houses and other buildings. So far as I know no major damage where I work and I have several friends there and so far I haven't heard anything so I am assuming they are ok, miminal to no damage and no injuries. Got heavy rains and a double rainbow here. Some thunder and lightning. Will change over to snow later on though. Will be gone by noon if the weathermen are correct.
Snow is starting to taper off for a bit until we get another batch this afternoon. Had blizzard conditions last night with howling winds. We have about 8 inches of snow so far with another 6 - 8 inches coming a bit later today. Temps not too bad, we are around 28º right now. Everybody stay safe! Ü
Here in Northern Illinois, we're currently getting a lot of sleet. It's really icy on the side streets, although the main roads aren't too bad. We also got some snow overnight. It's in the 20's.
I like Winter, but I'm really ready for Spring!
ves522 it was very tranquil until everyone woke up and started digging them selves out... then all you could hear were snow blowers all over the neighborhood! We were lucky, blizzard conditions with the snow and wind but no ice or floods or tornadoes. The snow has now started up again with another 4" exepected tonight on top of the 10" already in the yard.
We started with a bit of sleet, followed by freezing rain the rest of the day, with wind. We only lost power from 9:00 pm to 1:30 am. Very lucky! I had the satellite on when the power went off and it got toasted. I saw but didn't hear pink lightning, three times. Sunday we picked up almost all the small branches and scooped slush off the driveway. The 1/2'' of ice had melted off everything overnight.
Blooms, you're right, even today, a few more days without power for some. I feel for them!
They have a winter storm warning out from 6 tonight till 6 on friday night. We will see if the old saying is true this year. In like a lion and out like a lamb.Or in like a lamb and out like a lion. I prefer the first way.
I am standing there waiting. Got to make sure the weather liars know what they are talking about.
On the weather channel, our weekend storm didn't get much coverage on the weather channel, but when it got out "East" boy was it a great big affair. They were going to get an inch or two in NY city & Washington DC. What a load of cr--!
Happens up here too Bernie...we hit the -40's, have a blizzard of the century, 5 freeze to death because of it and they will talk about it for 3 minutes. When it hits the East they will talk about it for days.
Should change this to Big March Storm!
I-90 just closed from South Dakota to Wisconsin. Hwy #60 by us is also closing at 1 PM. These highways have gates & flashing signs. If you go around them you can be fined $700.
I don't know why anybody would want to go anyhow.
That's quite a storm system down there. Hope you all stay safe.
Here, the winds are howling, but it's a sunny 11*F, no snow mixing with the wind. W/chill of Minus 11*F
CountryGardens, the photo says it all.
I've been outside twice today to do some shoveling and play with the dog. Took this picture at about 4:30 this afternoon. Excuse the flash. It's automatic and I didn't want to stick my head out the door yet.
Kiska I can put off the shoveling but it's fun to throw at the dog. He loves it. Yesterday I tried to get the weather channel and it was untitled and wouldn't come in. Never tried again after that. Those poor people with the tornados! I'll take the snow any day.
Just a light snow right now but we have probably gotten 3 inches this morning.
As Bernie calls them the weather liars say we will have a total of 10-13 inches. I think there is more than that. But it is hard to say with the wind we were getting. The wind is not near as bad as yesterday.
We can get tornados here but so far the closest was my hometown in 2001. Our parents still live there. So that was pretty scary. My sister in Phoenix heard about it before we did and we live about 40 miles from there.
Ves: It seems the forecast is seldom correct in snowfall amt.
Our weather has been a "normal" winter. Freezing w/ snow on the ground since October. Varing degrees of freezing, from 32*F down to Minus 30's. Average day/night temps probably 15*. There were 2 brief periods of above 32*F. Once in Dec, and once in Jan.
The North wind has been roaring for the past few days, with gusts to 50-60MPH., That brings the windchill down quite a bit. Today it's 6*F w/high of 11 predicted.
darius - that's pretty funny about being called from Hawaii about the downed
darius they were keeping it off the local news so people wouldn't go up there. We knew DH"S parents were okay but we didn't know how my mom was. So we went and went into town a back way. thank goodness for growing up in a small town!
I think we can keep up to you with snow. Piled pretty high!
I don't know how they measure it. We have big piles in the yard, I'm sure some blew in. Out in the fields you can still see bare spots.
I think they are getting the roads open. An empty lot across from my MIL apartment is full of semi trucks. The city pushed the snow off of it last night when the state closed the main roads. MIL said there were 8 rigs in there.
My son got our yard pushed out this morning. He push some out f the way earlier yesterday so had a jump on the job.
Bernie - sounds like quite a mess.
We've had over 9' snow since October, but, in Palmer, the wind blows a lot, so there's not much depth., we have a couple of feet here, no bare ground at all yet. The first snow of October, is of course,the first layer, from then on, it's compacted, frozen as the additional snow fell throughout winter. So, like there, it's hard to say how much any one place has.
This was taken the end of Jan - it's looked the same since October and up to now. (My husband GS have pulled snow off the roof to a certain extent)>
sometimes the area is big enough to show on the radar. A clear spot. This is a blessing when you have plans for the weekend. But when the plants all suffer it's not a good thing. Would like to see some moisture falling on the pinyon/juniper range and the sagebrush is suffering too.
I joke and say we are 10 years into a 7 yr drought. In the summer we just pray for clouds, we don't ask for rain. We're a grass and sagebrush high desert area, keeps this up we'll be a sand dune area.
A little over a year ago the highway department installed new signs along I-70 a bit to the east of here. That's the Cisco sage and grass desert area, used to have antelope on the north side toward the Bookcliffs. The new signs read: _Blowing Dust Area_ means there's not enough grass to hold the sand in place nor to feed the antelope, who have retreated toward the cliffs.
WOW talk about off topic. ~Blooms
Blooms - and when the rest of us are facing the same challenging growing conditions (as well as the farmers) and an ear of corn costs $5.00, someone will start to pay attention to what we are doing, & have been doing to the earth since the dawn of "the mechanized" age. - sorry felt the need to vent - please excuse me.
Sorry to Dave also (felt a sorry was in order because of the vent).
One of the most interesting things about the week at the cabin, was reading the guest log book. A lady from California wanted to know where to plug in her hair dryer etc. The log book made for good reading in the heat of the day when the fish were not biting, and the mornings chores had been completed.