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7am update

Snowfall total here at Toad Woods at 7am: 12"

Wind: present and gusting a bit, but not too noisy now.

Second pass of shoveling done an hour ago, when the total was 11". Snow is super-fluffy, super-light powder. Shoveling 8.5" was easier than shoveling 4" of our "typical" snow. It's of no use whatsoever in terms of building snow forts or sculpting snow frogs, but I'm okay with that. (I'm soooooo okay with that!)

We might be in for another 10-15 inches. Or maybe not. I don't know what time the National Weather Service starts counting "Daytime" accumulation. Ditto that for the Accuweather forecast.

Other data points: electricity is solid. Internet connectivity is solid. Knocking wood and hoping both remain so. But, yeah, this isn't the kind of snow that breaks trees or takes down power lines. Even a foot of it simply doesn't have the weight needed to do either. The winds will knock down a few branches that were already dead, but if National Grid loses power to a third of its customer base as they were anticipating yesterday, well, I'll reconsider switching suppliers. (National Grid had a huge rate jump a couple of months ago and ever since, multitudes of suppliers have been calling promising the sun, the moon, and the stars...or at least massive savings...if I switch. Most of them start out with a lie, telling me that Massachusetts just passed a law allowing me to chose my supplier when that law took effect in 1998. I haven't been inclined to do business with any of them.

Plow Guy came around 6:30 and did his first pass. I bet he was surprised to see my part freshly shoveled!

Plow Mountain has returned to my front yard. By the time this storm ends, it's likely to have grown into Plow Mountain Range.


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Jan. 27th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
I just woke up. (forgot to turn off the other alarm clock) Peering outside there is about two feet of the white stuff outside, and the wind is blowing. Too awake to go back to sleep so here I am. It's windy enough that I can't tell if it is still snowing or just being blown around. I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when the repair shop called to tell me the snowblower was fixed. So I picked that up on the way home and will be able to excavate the white stuff when I go out later. Wasn't planning on venturing outside until noonish, when the wind has died down a bit.
Jan. 27th, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds like snow but not impossible snow.
Jan. 28th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC)
How much snow is "a lot" in your neck of the woods? I've seen D.C. or Seattle close down for snow that wasn't enough to make a Chicagoan wonder whether to wear his rubbers.
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