Tuesday, December 26, 2017

White(out) Christmas

Under the heading of Be Careful What You Wish For, last week I was bemoaning the fact that though we had some snow, temperatures and rain forecast for 12/21 and 12/22 suggested all that would remain by Christmas Day would be the ugly gray stuff at the sides of the road.

The kids - now 29 and 31 - and I went on our annual movie-at-Christmas-break outing on the 23rd (the new Star Wars), and were pleasantly surprised to find it was snowing when we came out of the theater.  Late in the afternoon, the front yard looked like this.

A close look will show you all the snow came from the left side – see what’s on the tree, and the odd oval of clear ground underneath.  Weird, isn't it?

And then the news and weather started talking about a storm, and around dinnertime on Christmas Eve it started snowing again.

And it snowed.

And when we got up on Christmas morning, it looked like this (notice the bushes in the second picture ... the third picture is NOT out of focus - the fuzziness is the snow pouring down).

And it snowed while we opened presents around the Christmas tree.

This is what it looked like in the afternoon (see those same bushes now?).

And it snowed during the night.

From an article in this morning’s local paper (online!):

"… a record 34 inches of snow fell on the city on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. …  another 8 to 16 inches of snow is expected in Erie County through Tuesday night, with 4 to 8 additional inches expected through Wednesday evening, when an issued lake effect snow warning is expected to expire.”

Not sure how much we have here, though Wonderful Husband said this morning there’s about 18 inches in the driveway, which was plowed yesterday around noon.

This morning… (bushes?  what bushes?)

I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday!  Please stay safe.



  1. WOW!

    We're just cold--but it's only partly cloudy so we don't expect any precipitation in the not-so-sunny South--at least it's great stitching weather!

  2. Hopefully you don't have to go anywhere and can stitch in the warmth of your home. I don't envy you the shoveling,but I am jealous of your snow!

  3. Yikes, you really received a lot of snow! Stay warm and safe!

  4. Holy snowman. I'm complaining about an icy inch and terrible cold and look what came down on you! Wow.

    I heard people talking about movies at Christmas and those that saw Downsizing said it was horrible.

  5. OMG! That's a LOT of snow!!!
    I hope you don't get too much more.
    We had a few inches total her so far, between days this week.
    It got too cold to snow, it's now -7. YIKES!!
    Your tree is beautiful.

  6. I will say this. I don't envy you one bit. lolol! That is just too much snow! Are your kids still stranded there?? I hope you have managed to dig out by now. I hope it's not still snowing!!!

  7. Wow, that is certainly a lot of snow. I wouldn't be going anywhere in that.

  8. Oh, Deb, you are just buried under snow! Erie is the talk of the nation, isn't it? I do hope your power stays on and that, somehow, the city can dig itself out and life can resume as normal. Just two hours south of you, where I live, we only got a scant 1/2 inch on Christmas Eve and that's been it!

    Stay warm and try to enjoy the beauty of winter!

  9. We are getting flurry after flurry which is starting to add up to some snow on the ground after several days. I have heard rumours of a Nor'Easter heading our way this weekend which would be nice to force us to hunker down and snuggle up after the holiday season.

  10. Oh my that is alot of snow but it looks so pretty. It never snows in Florida and I really miss it.

    I do hope you don't lose power however. Stay safe and warm.

  11. Wow, that's really a record amount of snow. And even for some snow lovers it could be a bit much, lol.

  12. Oh my goodness, I have never seen such snow! I hope you stayed nice and cosy with your stitching :)