Toby…Ya Got Me!

Yesterday a nor’easter named Toby hit our little burg.  He wasn’t too bad.  Enough for a snow day at home but not so evil as to be extremely heavy wet snow.

I was giving my dramatic reaction to Hurricane Schwartz’s SNOMAGEDDON!!

We shoveled out last night about 9 pm.  It was still snowing but we wanted a fighting chance for the morning commute.  The car wasn’t too covered this morning.  It was about another 3/4″ to clear off.

Puppy was wondering where is this elusive Spring she kept hearing about.  She is not much of a lover of precipitation in general, lol.

We have some really neat homes near us.  This is one of my favorite to take pictures of in the seasons.  It is like a Thomas Kincaid painting when it snows.  We survived our 4th nor’easter this winter/spring.  Yay us!

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Quinn Stopped By Yesterday

Nor’Easter Quinn stopped by and dropped 9″ of snow before leaving us.

We had the day off from work which was very nice.  Traveling was dangerous.  The Wife wasn’t as lucky so I was out on the road twice in the old 4-wheel drive.

Having the 4-Wheel Drive was most helpful.  Later in the day when the snow was at its zenith driving was tricky.  On the main road near our home had cars lined in a zig-zag patterns.  Stuck in the snow and that made it impassable by others that were not stuck.  We were lucky and took an alternate route.  Thankfully the amount of cars on the road was light.

Now we wait for a possible new Nor’Easter for Sunday/Monday.   I look at it like this…it’s winter, lol.

Goodbye Polly…Hello Quinn

On Friday Winter Storm Polly hit our area.  The weather folks like to pretend they knew this was going to happen.  I’m one of those people who check my weather app several times a day.  I will check it more when a storm is coming so that I may Prepare for it.  When I went to bed Thursday night they were still calling for heavy RAINS and hurricane force winds.  Thursday night did give us all of that but in the mid morning it changed to snow.  It quickly got out of control.  It began with Horizontal sleet that quickly turned to horizontal snow.  By 2 pm the visibility was awful.  The power began to dim on and off.  We were sent home from work as were many, many others.  I took a work mate home and it took me 30 minutes to go 1.5 miles.  The coating to 2″ of snow predicted had turned into 3″ by the time I left and 5″ by the time I got home.  The heavy snow and wind caused massive power outages and dangerous driving conditions.  Trees were uprooted and blocked roads,  crushed cars and buses and shut down the I95 Corridor for trains.

Early in the day.  First came the sleet, high winds and flooding.

The picture above picture of the plow/salt truck was just as the rain had turned to snow.

Ten minutes later the trees and grass was covering with snow.

My twenty-minute commute took an hour and five minutes.  But I made it home.  It was dangerously slippery on the commute home.  Saturday afternoon almost all of the snow was gone and it was warmer and sunny.

The weather folks are calling for Winter Storm Quinn to drop anywhere from 5″-16″.  I feel bad for the folks who still do not have power and are dealing with the reality of facing another big storm.  Be safe out there friends!

Niko Stopped By

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Nor’Easter Niko stopped by yesterday.  It is extremely cold still and Niko blew most of the snow into one big pile from the gale force winds he was providing.  All in all, it could have been far worse and even though I didn’t get a snow day I got out of work early.  So Yay me!

Tomorrow starts a small warm up.  Come on 47 degrees!!

Jonas…Not the Brothers

So Jonas came into our lives on Friday evening and left his white fluff all off the place.
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When faced with these types of natural shut ins I of course stuffed my face and binge watched Netflix.  Unlike this poor bloke.

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Snow or no snow these guys are always at their posts.  This friend is what dedication looks like!

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I dug out some space for the dogs to roam around.  Neither dog was happy with the snow.  It was wet and cold and lets face it…my dogs are princesses.

We dug out on Sunday and headed back to work on Monday.  It was a lot like that time I didn’t win the Powerball.

Why My Butt Was Twitching Yesterday

First let  me say I hate Weather guys.  You all know about my arch nemesis and that he is a weather guy.  Well the weather people were all…we won’t get a lot of snow from this storm as it will be a mostly rain event.  I waited for the rain and it did rain after it snowed 4″ and then turned to rain for 5 mins and then back to sleet and snow.  They suck.

Willow on her dug out path

We got 14.5″ of snow.  Yep…that’s nothing like the 2-4″ they were calling for.
The weather people then changed their number totals after the first “surprise” of this two-part storm.  The new numbers were 6-8″ of snow.  (This is a picture of the ‘cleared’ roads).

A Neighbor

I added this picture just because it’s funny.  A woman in my building was shoveling her patio by using a water pitcher and was wearing a ‘Gloria Swanson’ turban and a fur coat.  We couldn’t take our eyes off of her.

This is what an ARCH NEMESIS looks like!!!

Beware of this man!

 

I’m as smart as a Puxatawney Phil

Until maybe Wednesday when another storm hits Philly.  Yesterday we got stocked with 27.5 inches which is still only #2 in the record books but it did knock out the previous #2, December’s 23 inches,  which is now #3.  I played a little in the snow yesterday but it was really cold and windy so I went inside and watched the snow from my living room 🙂  I had potato chips and tea…it was all good.  I got my car dug out by some guy who I paid $20.00 to blow out my space with his ATV with a plow on front.  It took less than 10 minutes and I didn’t have any back strain.  Win/Win in my book 🙂

The weather people always take credit for their prognosticating abilities but really they were way of the mark at first.  In the early forecast we were to get 6-12″.  They stayed with that figure until the storm hit and was almost over and then they began predicting more snow.  I however went with the Farmer’s Almanac and common sense.  The storm was presenting itself just like the Nor’Easter in December.  I said we would get about 24″ of snow based on the pattern of this storm and the fact it looked a lot like the last Nor-Easter.  Yep I was correct.  He look at that me and the Groundhog were both right this week 😉

On a happier note, due to the Nor’Easter my Wii tennis game is improving.  Yeah I’m ALMOST a LEGEND !