Monday, December 27, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

Well, for once the predictions of a real blizzard came true. Usually they start with the dire predictions and then it turns out to be a bust. This time they went in the opposite direction. First they said the storm would probably miss us and be out to sea. The next thing we knew they were saying 11 to 16 inches of snow and then they upped it to 18-24!

I think we got closer to 24 inches than 18. I'm posting a link to our local placeblog, Baristanet, which features a lovely slide show of the conditions in our northern New Jersey area.

And here are a few pictures of my own. Enjoy the snow, everyone!


Sherry Peyton said...

Oh Maui, so sorry you got socked in! We were supposed to get 2-4 and woke up to 12-14. I nearly fainted. We are still snowed in, but by Wednesday we are melting for 3 days, with two of them in the 40's! So hope remains. Hope you get the melt after us! Snuggle in and stay warm!

Liberality said...

Even though it's a bummer, try to enjoy having this snow. Just think, if you were a kid this would be GREAT! :)

Lisa said...

That's a lot of snowcones!

I hope you neighbor got there to help you dig out.

Mauigirl said...

Actually since I'm not working and hubby is off this week we're kind of enjoying it! It makes all the difference when you don't have to go out and go to work and you can just enjoy it! I think we're supposed to get the melting later this week as well so hopefully it won't stick around forever and turn into that icky gray icy stuff.

Lisa, yes, he did get there and finish the job for us, thank goodness! I gave him a big tip on top of what he asked for, plus some Christmas cookies! We were the third house he'd shoveled out so he must have been exhausted by the end of the day.

Tom Harper said...

Nice pictures. Brings back those halcyon memories of my childhood/adolescence in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Fran said...

Your weather is clear.... up to your ass!
Whole lot of the white stuff-- but ohhhh I bet you are savoring being retired now.

Enjoy it!