Sunday, February 14, 2010

“The February 9 – 10, 2010 Blizzard! – February 14, 2010”

On February 9 through February 10, 2010 the Mid-Atlantic area experienced its second major snow storm of 2010. We experienced Blizzard conditions and at times we had white out conditions. We added about 20 more inches of snow on top of the 26 that we received earlier in the week!

We’ve been out and about the last three days as the driving conditions are slowly improving each day. One of the major challenges is pulling out of side streets or out of parking lots as the snow is piled high and in many places you can’t see over the piles. There are snow hills in many of the parking lots that are twice as tall as my van! It’s truly amazing at how much snow we received in this area. One snow storm of this size is very unusual let alone two in the same week! We’ve set records over most of the state.

I thought I would share some new photos, especially so our daughter who is away at college can see how it looks around here.

Hi Sweetie! :-)

Here we go again! This is the normal Windy Meadow view which I actually took from a window instead of from the end of our driveway. The second blizzard is just beginning. At the peak of the storm not only could we not see the tree line, we couldn’t see the house across from us which is quite closer than these trees.

A view out of our back windows during the blizzard on the night of February 10, 2010 as the blizzard was starting to wind down. The snow is up to the top of our fence.

This is our son who is trying to climb out of the snow after uncovering a vent which is located to the left of the window. The metal object you see right in front of him is our sundial which is telling us its snow time! :-)

Our brick sidewalk after about 1 ½ hours of shoveling and snow blowing by three people. The sidewalk lights are 24 inches tall. So in this area of the yard the snow is about 4 feet deep. You can also the top of our one evergreen bush which is about 6 feet tall. We had about 2 feet of snow blown up against our front door. It took a while to clear off the front landing to even get to the sidewalk. LOL!

The front of our house showing that the snow is up to the bottom of the windows.

The pile of snow at the end of our driveway before the plow guy came by for the second time in one week. We used the snow blower on Thursday after the blizzard to clear off the area right in front of the garage doors. I’m standing on the cleared portion of the driveway trying to take a picture of the dogwood that I include in all of the Windy Meadow pictures. As you can see, we can only see the dogwood’s top most branches. The top of the cut in the snow, on the bottom right of the pictures is 2 feet tall.

Another picture of the snow pile at the end of our driveway. This is the dogwood that I include in all of the Windy Meadow pictures. I had to stand on part of the snow pile to take this picture.

These last two pictures were taken after our plow guy stopped by and dug us out for the second time this week.

The pile of snow at the end of our driveway. For reference, it’s taller than the height of a standard car and almost as tall as the top of my van.

The light pole at the top of our driveway. You can see the huge pile of snow on the side of our road. Our road is still only one to 1 ½ lanes wide in most places.

We’ve had a lot of snow melt which means late at night its freezing and making driving challenging.

Oh, we are getting more snow tomorrow night, Monday into Tuesday. This time it’s supposed to be only three inches. Sigh…

I appreciate everyone’s comments and I’m so glad that you decided to stop by and visit us at Windy Meadow.

Back later today with some stitching pictures!

A Snowy Windy Meadow


NCPat said...

Just hope for a slow and gradual melt or it will be rivers! Awful, awful, mother nature!

Teresa S. said...

Absolutely loving the snow updates! We haven't got a single inch of snow this winter and it will be in the mid-50's all this week! Oh, we are getting rain, though> :)

Brigitte said...

Wow, you've definitely had some amount of snow. Those pictures are really impressive. You should send all your snow up to Vancouver, lol.