Well, we’re almost done with this major storm of the season and it’s been pretty crazy! I happened to start getting sick this week and by Thursday, I was coughing and sneezing constantly. I was glad that we didn’t go to work on Friday and began to hunker down for the storm. All day today I’ve been coughing and trying to stay warm, but I don’t think I’ve made much progress. I did go out a few times to peek at the snow building up. Here’s a look at some pics!
It started around 1pm Friday for us in Loudoun/Fairfax Counties.
An hour into it, we were seeing accumulation.
Three hours later, everything was pretty white.
I woke up at 6 today to find the cars disappearing.
27 hours in and the cars can hardly be found.
They’re pretty encased, but the wind keeps moving snow around.
The first time Panda used his new snowblower, he ran over the power cable and we spent a long time taking it apart to release the cable.
It works quite well, but then the blizzard would blow the snow right back.
The wind pummeled snow onto the windows and it became hard to see outside.
The porch even got a fair amount of snow.
To remove the snow from the porch, we began to take buckets of it to the bathtub so our neighbor below wouldn’t get all the stuff we swept off.
Melting snow in the tub!
Smokey took the opportunity to enjoy the newly cleaned porch.
Our neighbors were very diligent in shoveling their sidewalk every few hours only to have the snow blown back.
One neighbor found it easier to crawl out to the road.
The wind blew a ton of snow to our front door area!
Panda began to shovel a path out to the driveway.
On the right is our neighbor’s front door area, which is completely snowed in.
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So much snow! I was hoping for more than 3 feet, which it is around me, but out in the open areas it was about 27.3 inches.