Friday, January 09, 2009

Another Winter Storm

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
~John Muir

Yup...snow is really coming down here again today, another 5-8 inches possible. Hey Montana! You know who you are. I thought I told you we had enough snow out here. Now, be a good little friend and take it all back!


Jana said...


Lynn Daniels said...

The grass is always greener... right? I often wish we saw more winter weather here, but you probably knew that. Stay warm!

Heather said...

Jana - Brrr indeed! And only about to get colder. We have an arctic blast moving down from Canada that, according to tonight's weather report, will bring the coldest temps we've seen in fifteen years. They are already warning that schools may be cancelled one or more days next week if we see windchills of 25 below or colder.

Lynn - Always, LOL. Seriously, I used to love the snow, but these past two winters of record breaking snowfalls have made it difficult to enjoy. We've already seen four feet of snow here, and it's only the first week of January! We're already at the seasonal norm, and three more months of winter left. See above note to Jana about the icy blast moving in.

Lynn Daniels said...

Sounds like you've got a big ol' mess in your future. {{{{hug}}}} <-- That's a pre-emptive hug. :)

While our winter forecast initially called for a warm, dry season, it's been changed to a season of extremes. We're supposed to bounce between extremely warm and extremely cold (well, cold for us, anyway). No word on whether we'll actually see snow, though.

Heather said...

Thanks, Lynn! Yesterday's storm actually shifted more to the south than they were expecting, so we only had around 3-1/2 inches of snow...or so they say. I still say it was closer to 5 than that, but whatever it was, it brought our total for the season to just shy of 50 inches.

Despite the cold temps, I did venture out a bit today. Had a need to get out of the house a while, and you know I'm not going to feel like going out for work, let alone anything else, once the temps fall. Wed night into Thurs is supposed to be the worse, with an actual overnight temp of 15 below zero. With wind chill, that could feel more like 25-40 below. Yes, I know - hard to fathom, right?

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. I would if I could. All ours melted, and I need some for my next Photo Hunt.

Heather said...

LOL...I was wondering if you'd seen this.

All melted?! Lucky! Okay, maybe I don't want to get rid of all the snow just yet, but we do have an excess of the stuff - and more coming tonight and Wednesday. Umm...did I mention we've already maxed our seasonal norm?