Thursday, March 4, 2010

SkyWatch Friday ~ Snow Emergency

Because you were wondering what a state of emergency looked like...
beautiful, but dangerous.
Thursday evening, February 25th my town and neighboring areas went into a
state of emergency

due to the massive "snowicane," which I mentioned last skywatch Friday in my post. The storm ended up worse that night (Thursday) after my post when we got dropped with more heavy snow measured in FEET!!!

At least THREE feet
(below is a picture of CARS under a TREE which is hanging by a limb lol from the weight of the snow) Silly people park their cars under trees!

And Tuesday a half day from school, Wednesday off, Thursday off, Friday off, and Monday off FOUR 1/2 consecutive snow days!!! Never in my life...

Below are two action shots driving home from my second job at the mall Thursday night. Got to love that my town goes into a state of emergency, but the mall (the town over, with just as bad conditions) feels the need to stay open?!?

beyond this massive wall of snow is our "main road." The plow left a blockage of snow across the exit of the mall... which made it impossible for me, in my CIVIC, to drive through lol. So I had to go back up the hill and try another exit, finally getting through.

Sadly, I was more concerned with getting good photos to post for SkyWatch than making it through the wall of snow!!! haha!
This is how "unplowed" the roads were. The bottom of my car was RIDING on that center mound of snow. You can see tire tracks where someone paved a little way for me.
Our parking lot TWO days later!! YYEAAH, it was a mess!

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  1. I can't believe how much more snow folks got south of has been a crazy winter. My family lives in Philadelphia and the have just been dumped on all winter...I live in NH and we hardly have anything left on the ground!

    I love the shots with the sun struggling to shine through the gray.

  2. That is unbelievable! I can't imagine! Fabulous shots of weather history in your state!

  3. We're totally used to this kind of weather and therefore prepared for it, with plows, salt, shovels, etc. Can imagine the chaos if its not expected!

  4. Great shots! You did get a lot of snow, luckily we missed this storm in Maryland.

  5. That is a lot of snow. I remember when I lived in snow country my little Honda handled it almost as well as my 4x4.

  6. Oh my goodness, that sounds and looks just awful! (Though your first shot is absolutely gorgeous.)

    Our malls are the same during our typhoons. ;P

    Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hi Amanda,
    grazie di avere lasciato il tuo commento nel mio blog.
    Molto belle queste foto con la neve, non riesco ad immaginarmi il freddo che possa fare lì da te.-
    Felice venerdì.

  8. Really much.. it`s a bit like here..
    Great shots:-)

  9. That's quite adventurous of you to go out and get those shots. They're great. Hope you've dug out from all of that snow by now!

  10. Great pictures. I'm envious, I want some snow. It's been a few years since we've had a great 3 or 4 foot snowfall, and this winter has been relatively dry (maybe 5 feet total so far). But there's plenty of time left.