I’m just glad that we haven’t had that much snow. I don’t like my 71 yo husband shoveling. I’m going to look around for a reliable snow shoveler for next winter. All we need is a bit of sidewalk shoveling done. The driveway is done with a plow.
Had 30 inches here – not counting the horrid drifts.
I have always subscribed to the the chip at the [especially high] snow as is it is an iceberg and then push said snow school of shoveling when ever possible. Slow and steady with water breaks. That becomes more important with each year. Because yes, lifting heavy snow or tossing it over your shoulder really is much harder on the body.
I am also know for always having water on hand. Every year people look at me a say they forget that you really sweat a lot from shoveling – the cold just fools you into thinking you do not.
The panda’s pure enjoyment was the best thing about the storm.
Oh Mt.Laurel you aren’t kidding about the need for hydration. The more you perspire, the more that you could have an issue with hyporthermia as well. 30″? Dang, that is a lot. The kid said that Metro DC was in the 25-27″. The pictures are quite impressive!
I lived in Lake Tahoe many decades ago. I thought that was snow. LOL It came in spurts, but this looks like it all came on one day.
Yes, it came non stop in one continuous period from around noon Friday to late Saturday night. Usually our higher amounts are from getting two storms back to back.
I am a little further north and we were caught in the heavier bands that hit western Maryland (They do not call the one town Frostburg for nothing). I was surprised as well but two of the local weather people live in my neighborhood – so they of course are set up for very accurate reads. I personally stopped counting once I saw it climb past the tires on the cars I could see. It is just a bear to handle.
Growing up in Western PA – we got a lot of snow but like Lake Tahoe – it was more a couple inches most days – not large storms. Although my home town got over a foot as well this time and they were on the very back edge.
We really lucked out that it did not stick to trees/power lines. Usually we have massive power outages just to make things even more fun.
Did your daughter hear/see the thunder snow? My cats hid, It sounded like fireworks at one point.
Thundersnow…isn’t that just the craziest thing? Firecracker sounds? Oh those poor little cats. I have seen it in the desert as well. Very unusual here, but probably not where you are. Lake Tahoe was bad. The year that I lived there, the avalanches were the absolute worse. My daughter did not mention the thundersnow. She was fairly horrified by the sight of the mounds in the morning. Living in Philly, they had mounds, but they were removed fairly quick. D.C. is not prepared for this type of snow in her opinion.
Power outages are something we must deal with, but we also don’t have the trees to contend with. That is a danger that the east coast must contend with. Not fun and very dangerous. We only have to deal with the “I’m clueless about speed on the interstate.” folks when it snows 1/2″ here. Our problem is black ice. We always have the kiddos that hydroplane off the streets onto other cars.
Do I depress her by noting DC’s response this time is actually one of their best efforts from what have seen/heard?
Tell her ask any of the people who have lived here a while about the Super Bowl snow disaster in 87.
That was my first year living here and I was working in DC. The metro just stopped and off loaded passengers at the Fort Totten station in DC. Buses to get us to our own station in Silver Spring never appeared as they could not make it through the snow to the DC stations. We trudged on foot keeping to the roads that would mimic our commute. We lucked out. After crossing into Montgomery county, a metro bus driver that often worked our park and ride route had just finished his last round – recognized us picked us up outside a small deli where we had stopped for a break .
Oh boy, that must have been some response. No, she lives and walks close to work. It’s not a big deal for her. It is however, a HUGE deal for the support staff that she relies on. They are all young and probably don’t know the 87 blizzard. That must have been something else. I think it was good that this happened and that there was enough notice for the upcoming weekend. Had it been a Monday? That would not have been much fun.