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Thursday, February 21, 2013

17"

We think Winter Storm Q is done.  
After light snowfall overnight, round two came on strong this morning and early afternoon.
Everything that can close in our area has including several roads.  They just couldn't keep up with the amount of snow coming down.  I got stuck on our street coming home from work.  Thankfully, a couple of nice gentlemen gave my car enough of a push to get it through a thick patch.  My wonderful husband and I have done a lot of shoveling and a kind neighbor who was off work today took his snow blower to our driveway.  




Grand snowfall total for us:  17"

This is the second largest snowfall for our city since they started keeping records in 1892.

I won't be doing any outdoor gardening for a while.


21 comments:

  1. Holy Cow---17 inches??? Mercy Me... Hope you don't have to get out and go to work..... Yipes!!!! If you do, be safe.

    At least, that will help your drought from last year!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. In our open country here, I'm not sure where a person starts to measure for snowfall. .but we definitely received 12 inches, possibly a little more even. I did a little snow shoveling myself this afternoon to burn off the cabin fever from the last two days. .Hopefully this moisture is the start to getting an end for this drought!! Praise GOD!!! Enjoy it. .but BE careful!!

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  3. Wow! Such a large amount of snow! Sounds like you are blessed to have good neighbors to lend a helping hand.
    Wishing you a safe weekend.

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  4. Oh my gosh, 17 inches of snow. Glad you made it home safely, with just a push to get you through the thick stuff. Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  5. Yowza!! I have what might sound like a silly question, but I really don't know the answer....do you just let this melt or do you remove it from you yard? Keep safe!

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    1. We let it melt into the garden. Good snow cover like this is great because it will slowly soak into the soil. We shovel it off the sidewalks and try to toss as much of that as possible onto our growing areas to give them even more moisture.

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  6. We here by the river in eastern Nebraska got 12.1 inches of snow according to the weather report. That equates to .61 inch of moisture. It puts us within reach of the .91 inch average. The forecast indicates that there's a 70% chance of more snow on Monday and Tuesday. Of course with the ground frozen when it melts, just how much will soak into the soil is unknown. I'll take what ever we can get at this time. It's always nice to see every thing so nice and bright fresh clean looking after a snow. I'm guessing before the end of the day I'll be out on the school yard hill whizzing down the slope on the toboggan with Bradley, my grandson, tucked in behind me. Oh, yeah, we are the official school Wildcat toboggan team.

    Have a great snow day dreaming about spring. Spring is 25 days away and counting. It will be here very soon.

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    1. Have fun sledding. We have a sledding area near our home. I'm expecting to see a lot of activity there this afternoon.
      Our soil hasn't frozen much with the warmer day. I'm hopeful a lot of this moisture will soak right in. We may get more Sunday and Monday too. Need to clear a few more paths and then we're ready to add to it. Our city did a lot to clean streets overnight. Other than the obvious closings (ie...schools, etc.) people are returning to life.

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  7. Glad to know that you and Melanie both got good snows, too! I'm just picturing all the plants snuggled under the snow, soaking up that good water as it slowly melts. Stay warm!

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  8. Time to pull on the fuzzie's and curl up with a good book and hot chocolate! Great neighbors, in North Carolina we had neighbors like that...whoke up one morning to Dinky and his Tractor digging out our driveway.

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  9. Bless your hearts (and shovels & snowblowers)! By the time the storm reached us during last night, it didn't have a whole lot left! (Just enough for schools to cancel.)

    No. It doesn't feel like we'll be gardening anytime soon, does it?!

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  10. So, I guess you'll be cocooning?
    Balisha

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  11. Me again... Thanks for the email gadget.. I just signed up...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Wow, 17 inches! Look at those piles! They are so cute!

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  13. Seventeen inches of snow....wow! I wish we had that here, although I could have done without the car problems that ensue. Glad you had some help. Have you been sledding yet?

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    1. Not sledding. Also, it is really hard to do a snow angel in 17" of snow. You sink and then get submerged. We have another system coming our way with more snow Sun/Mon. Could be deeper before any melts.

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  14. Wow that's a lot of snow. Can't believe how high it is next to your house. Hope you thaw out soon. I hope spring comes soon for you. After all the groundhog said you would. haha

    I just saw where you said another system is coming in Sun/Mon. Just be safe and warm. Lots of soup.

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  15. Eyes opened wide...so many snow...more digging than planting all your plants out this coming spring.
    Take care and Keep warm.

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  16. Wow, reminds me when we used to visit Grandma in Mankato, Kansas. In those days 12" was not uncommon to have on the ground all winter. I was in Taos one winter day and it snowed 72" in one night, which I didn't think was possible. I guess our piddly 6" doesn't compare.

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  17. Beautiful but oh so cold looking to me! Makes me want to build a snowman though....

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  18. The TV weatherman said we could get some snow. we just got below freezing temp. Means I can not go out. I will be planting plants in about three weeks hopefully. Thanks you for visiting my blog. My face has gone down some and the redness is leaving.

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