This is the Severe Weather Warning from The Weather Channel online when I woke up this morning:
"SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE MORNING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES... WITH OCCASIONAL SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE OR TWO INCHES AN HOUR. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF MID TO LATE MORNING IN THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY AND BY EARLY AFTERNOON IN THE MERRIMACK VALLEY."
"ENOUGH SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE TO CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES." Thankfully we have had non of this to this point and the snow has slowed immensely!
"TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS FROM THE COMBINATION OF POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION." My dear husband had a meeting first scheduled at 9am, but that was canceled due to the roads. Later he did go to the 7 11 to try to get me some Chili Cheese Frito's to put in my chili, they were out. But the roads were pretty much cleared- they don't waste any time clearing the roads around here.
"...HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON..."
Well, here is the final product... mostly. It is still "lightly" snowing, but less than an additional inch is expected. If you scroll down to yesterday's post you will see a lot less snow in almost the same shot (I didn't step outside for this one.)
These are two of my favorite things...my husband and the snow blower!
"THE LATEST SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON, MA: ....our town..., 9.0"..."
You may be wondering, "What's the big deal with the weather reports?" I have a good friend in Texas who has never experienced snow like I have most of my life. And I have meen rooting for all the snow we got in December to melt completely away before we received any more. Almost, but not quite. So, last night I decided to record the snow for those of you who don't know what it's like to get a foot of snow in 12 hours or less. I really do like the snow, as long as I don't get cold! :) While living in North Dakota I learned how to dress to stay warm, but not be too bulky or hot when I got to my destination. Today tough, I never even put shoes on. I remained blissfully happy in my slippers while sons and husband went outside.
This pair of cardinals visited my feeders off and on today. I love how vibrant the males look against the snow or the evergreen trees!