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.