Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blizzard 2010

This was last week's storm, technically a blizzard*. The mailbox is still submerged and we're expecting another foot of snow today. For crying out loud.

* The National Weather Service defines a blizzard as sustained winds or frequent gusts reaching or exceeding 35 mph (56 km/h) which lead to blowing snow and cause visibilities of ¼ mile (or 400 m) or less, lasting for at least 3 hours. Wikipedia
Photo: Bix


Perovskia said...


caulfieldkid said...

Do you get to commute in all that mess Bix?


Bix said...

Not as much as I used to but it's still pretty disrupting. We usually wait to go out until our Township plows the roads. The city of Philadelphia has suspended trash collection for today and tomorrow so they can convert all the trash trucks to snow plows. Plowing is a big business. It seems everyone and his brother straps on a plow to the front of their trucks when it snows to sell their services.

Our electricity often goes out during these storms. We were lucky last week, but lots of people had cold, dark, house-bound times. And no opening the refrigerator! I have my fingers crossed for tonight.

I heard you had snow down there a few weeks ago? Now snow in Alabama is a real story.

caulfieldkid said...

Not having power in a storm like that doesn't sound like very much fun. Hopefully this front goes through quietly.

Yes, we did get some snow. Just a dusting and the state shuts down. It sounds silly to a lot of people, who see snow every winter, but I kind of like that we shut down. Everything gets slow and quiet. All the kids go outside to play, and it's generally a vacation for everyone.

Now explaining why everyone goes out to buy milk and bread when snow is mentioned is beyond me. I still haven't figured that one out.

Bix said...

Back during the storm the local news visited a grocery store. A woman had gone out in the blizzard to buy bacon: "The shelves were empty! There was a run on bacon."

Perovskia said...

Ah, Philadephia. Makes sense. I have a friend there also and she's mentioned the same weather. She's quite sick of it, really.

Leo said...

Wow, okay I will no longer complain about the rain we get every day here in Oregon. I've been visiting my brother for the past few weeks and I've seen the sun just a few times, rain is much better than that! I miss Cali though. ;) peace