Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blizzard of 2013: Nemo

Last weekend, our home state as well as much of New England experienced a historic storm. The "Blizzard of 2013" dumped over two feet of snow in the mater of 36 hours. The blizzard started early Friday morning and continued until midday on Saturday.

We both had off of work Friday and so we mostly stayed home, watched Homeland and relaxed. After the snow had stopped on Saturday, the diggout began. The above photo is of our front door. The snow was 25" at the doorway (under an overhang) and 33" outside of the doorway.

Our Cars on Saturday morning
This is the view from our front door. That one drift read 33".
At the door, (which is covered), it was 25" deep
My wonderful husband started the digout Saturday afternoon with just a shovel. 
We do not own a snow blower (though we are now considering one). Over the course of two days,
 my loving husband dug us out a path, cleared the cars, and cleared the driveway. 
Towards the bottom of the driveway, the snow was so tall and thick due the plows.  
Apparently, February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow. This indicates that we are going to have an early spring. According to the Stormfax weather almanac, of 116 predictions on record so far, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an "early spring" 16 times (13.8%). Since 1887, Phil's predictions have been correct 39% of the time. Somehow I am thinking that he may be a little off on his prediction this year.