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Friday, January 28, 2011

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It THUNDERSNOW

14" of snow on the ground ... 12" of the measuring stick buried.
On Wednesday night, January 26, 2011, the Mid-Atlantic region was treated to thundersnow. A flash of lightning at 7 p.m. and tiny little flakes filling the air so completely you wondered how you could breath in the stuff told us this was going to be a serious snow. It was not the piddly 1-3" snows we'd been having. Those were just the warm up (chill down?) acts for the Wednesday night snow-tacular. The pictures tell some of the story. Upcoming video will tell the rest ... except for all the monotonous shoveling that happened Thursday morning. No need for weightlifting that day!

On a normal day, that little globe would be around head height. Lots of snow and bowed branches! No snapped limbs or downed power lines ... thank God!

The pergola built over the back porch is structurally sound! That's a lot of snow over each slat.



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