Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Big Blizzard 10 March 2009

Karate was cancelled last night due to the weather advisory and poor road conditions.

Woke up this morning to the most hideous buzzing from the eaves. Viscious metal vibration that would possibly be tolerable except that it is bloody erratic and just when you think "ahhhhh, it's done", it starts again. It's rather like sleeping with a heavy snorer. Except the sex isn't as good.

Looked out the bedroom window and what did I see?
Artic-esque drifts in my back yard.

Lifted my eyes to look across the street at the neighbors to see how they're faring.
They're obviously not leaving the house today. That drift on their front door is half way up the door. But their cars and the door they normally use is off to the back and to the right. Where the drift is nearly to the roof!!!!

How about the empty house of the 95 year old man who lives 80% of the year in Montana?
Holy shit! Good thing he's in Montana, because he wouldn't be getting out for a long-o-time-o! To get from his front door to the driveway he would have to crawl through a drift piled right up to the eaves of his house. That little pine tree in the middle points directly at the eaves. That smudgy rectangle to the right is a window.

Wonder how my car is doing?
BWAHAHAHAHA!!! It looks like the prow of a ship!!!! And in order to get the door open for the picture I had to push it through about a foot of snow.

Checked out the courtyard area, where the electric company has to slog through to read the meter. Looks like we'll be getting another estimate this month!
That drift on the left goes right up to the top of the gazebo. 8-O


And the front yard?
HOLY SMEG!!! Look at the size of that drift out my front window!!!!!!!

Snow makes the coolest shapes and patterns when it's blown around. Look at the way the snow curled around the eaves.


Severe Weather Alert:
NORTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE CREATING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. TRAVEL HAS BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...IN MOST LOCATIONS. AREAS ROADWAYS...INCLUDING THE INTERSTATES...HAVE BEEN CLOSED...WITH THE PLOWS PULLED. THE
HEAVY SNOW BANDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH THIS EVENING...WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH OF THE NIGHT. THE WIND IN CONJUNCTION WITH VERY COLD TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE 30 TO 45 BELOW ZERO RANGE TONIGHT.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE OUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL.
TRAVEL DURING A STORM SUCH AS THIS CAN BE LIFE THREATENING IF YOU ARE STRANDED


I'm out of bread and down to the last 3 glasses of milk. But I should have enough bourbon to see us through. :D

What's it like in your neck of the woods?

6 comments:

ozatheist said...

WOW, OMFG that's a lot of snow.
What caused the cone shape drift outside you front window?

Xavier Onassis said...

Holy shit, woman! Glad you have plenty of bourbon! Got any food coloring? The kids can subsist on snow cones until the bourbon runs out and you HAVE to go to the store.

What's it like here? Let me check. Hold on.

OK, I'm back. It's pretty fucking cold. It's like 28 degrees right now. That's below freezing, ya know.

It was kinda rainy today. And cloudy.

But the forcast says we'll be back up in the low 50's by the weekend.

http://tinyurl.com/ayswst

Just in time for Snake Saturday in North Kansas City!

How much do you hate me right now?

=)

Fiery said...

OzA- The wind does wild and crazy things to the snow. Part of the volume is clumps of snow from the roof that slowly get blown off and land with soft plops right there.

XO- It's 0*F here with a windchill that tonight will dip down to the -30*F to -40*F range.

Low 50's by the weekend? You lucky dog you!!! We won't see low 50's before start of April I'm guessing.

Pompotous Herdman said...

It was cloudy today, so it only got up to 78*F. All of the pine and oaks decided to drop their pollen yesterday, so everything is covered with yellow dust. Huge bumblebees are swarming the flowering bush next to the garage.

I miss cold.

On the plus side, the morning dove children in our courtyard have both learned to fly, and the mama bird is now trying to teach them how to eat off the ground.

Joe said...

High 60's by the weekend. No rain in sight. Which is bad for drought plagued California. Still, you give me a pleasant reminder why I'm never wintering where it snows.

Fiery said...

Pompotous- 78*F is almost too warm for me. Not quite there yet, but anything after 84*F and it's just .... blech. Especially if it's humid. Much rather be below zero then above 90*F.

Joe- Hope you've got your bikes all serviced, sounds like it's going to be ridin' weather any second now!!!