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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Progress of The Storm To This Point

I'll do my best to keep the blog updated on this record-breaking storm. The local news gave a quick rundown on our "record" snows: 1969, 1983, 1993, 1996 - the last of which was the year my mom died and I well remember (as does Big Sis!) that snowstorm that stranded her here in Roanoke (fortunately at the time, the NOVA schools were closed so she didn't lose time from her teaching job in Fairfax County). We couldn't even get off my mom's street until Wednesday - the snow fell on Saturday-Sunday. here's the start:

This is 7 p.m. or so. Please note the truck fender in the top left photo - notice there's no snow on the vehicle? Mine wasn't snowcovered either at that point. They are parked next to each other as you can see here:

Or, maybe you don't realize that's a white Forester? *wink*

That photo is at 11 p.m. When I watched the news a few minutes later they said Roanoke had 9.5 inches at that point!

It's supposed to be 1-2 inches per hour at times overnight with possible thundersnow. My DGS has no mittens, so you know what I'm up to right?



Blogger squiggi said...

I feel for ya. This time last year, we had nearly 2 feet of snow.
That might not sound like a big deal to some, but here, NO ONE knows what to do with it. I was totally housebound for nearly two weeks with everything cancelled, and a snowy mess.
Our city doesn't even own a snow plow!
Good thing you've got that stash now. I knit 4 pairs of socks, and completely scrubbed everything in my house during my confinement.
Can you say "shack fever?"
Give me good old Pacific Northwest rain any time!

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11:23 AM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

Reading all about it here on the West coast. That was our December last year, so I feel for you. Yay, mittens!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My stealth knitting involved three pairs of mittens with idiot cord (their Mom said yes, she wanted that). Hats to match were knit, also.

I have found that I can knit a basic child's mitten in a day, easy. Wish socks for me were that fast!

4:05 PM  

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