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Blizzard photos

February 9, 2013

It’s 11:22 on Saturday morning; the storm is winding down.  We have not lost power or even cable thus far, for which I am grateful.

That said, the forecasters got this one right – it’s been a dicey one.  Public transportation shut down yesterday at 3:30, and remains closed throughout the day today.  The airports and railway are closed as well.  The governor even declared a driving ban as of 4pm yesterday, with the penalty being a $500 fine OR jail time.  Wow.

I took hourly photos until dark.  Here’s how it looked when it all started yesterday morning.

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Alistair and I measured out three feet on some painter’s tape and stuck it to the back rail post.

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It was a few hours before anything even started to accumulate.

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It was impossible for the boys to not go outside at dinnertime to see how things were going.

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One last set of photos before dark, at 5:45

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The wind howled all night – every window in my house has snow blown into the screen.

Here’s what we woke up to, 7:45am.

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Foot and a half of drifts on the front porch.

 

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We finally ventured outdoors today around 10, bundled up appropriately.

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Larson is three feet tall…

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The backyard is waist-high on Alistair, pit-high on Larson.

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But so windblown that neither of the sink into the snow.

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Larry did his famous Nestea plunge from the driveway into the yard.

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Almost exactly 22 inches out back, according to Alistair’s snowometer.

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Inconveniences aside, hopefully everyone is able to enjoy the enforced slowdown for a few days…

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