Monday, December 27, 2010

Wicked Bad.

The picture above was shamelessly taken from a friend's posting over on Facebook. (Can you tell she lives near Boston? - Only place in the world I know of where something can be "wicked good" or "wicked bad" - and may mean the same thing!) If you live along the east coast of the US, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. We got our first real snowstorm of this season. Some places got upwards of 20" of snow in what was billed as a blizzard.

For those who aren't familiar with what a blizzard is, it really doesn't have anything to do with snow accumulation.

Blizzard : (n) - A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour and visibility of less than one-quarter mile (400 meters) for three hours.

We definitely had some pretty bad weather conditions around here - snow and wind that lasted for about 20 some-odd hours, but not that much accumulation. There seemed to be about 2" on the ground with drifts up to about a foot. The other 3" that fell seem to have been plastered to the sides of trees and buildings and as drifts in the lee of anything big and stationary - like my car in the driveway. The winds were so strong and fickle that my any signs of my attempt to clear the driveway with the snowblower were all but erased by the time that I finished!

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