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!