Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard—NOT Going to Work

9:30 last night.

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4:30 this morning. It’s really hard to see how deep the street is. I’m going to get Louie up so he can see if he can get out to go around the block and check out if we can get to work.  The snow seems to be all up against the house here. I can’t get a picture of the back yard but it is DEEP and if I could walk straight out the back door, it would be well above waist high on me.

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Check back later and I’ll give you an update.

UPDATE:

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Standing inside the basement in front of the walkout door looking out. (click to make larger)shoveled 006

The retaining walls are all but invisible. Just the corner is peeking out.

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The opposite side of the yard of the shed.

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UPDATE:

Work is cancelled. This is only the second time in 32 years that I remember work being cancelled, or not being able to get there.

Stay warm and safe.

Michelle

From the National Weather Service

...Life threatening blizzard continues... .An intense winter storm system will move northeast through indiana and into the great lakes today. Snow with blizzard conditions continue across much of eastern iowa...Northern illinois....Southeast wisconsin...And northeast missouri. Whiteout conditions are prevalent in rural and open areas. North winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 50 mph will continue this morning before slowly diminishing. ...Blizzard warning remains in effect until noon cst today... A blizzard warning remains in effect until noon cst today. * snow will continue through mid morning and then rapidly diminish down to flurries. Measurable snowfall will end over most of the area by 10 am. * additional snowfall amounts will be around an inch. Storm total snowfall amounts will be 10 to 16 inches. * north winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph will continue before diminishing late this morning and afternoon. Whiteout conditions will be widespread early this morning. * roads are snow packed and slick with considerable drifting. Travel on area roads is strongly discouraged. Drifts of 3 to 6 feet on area roads are being reported. * wind chill readings as low as 10 below to 15 below zero will be possible wednesday morning.

7 comments:

Alice Grace said...

Stay safe and warm! I have been watching this dangerous storm and thinking of you!

Tamera said...

I'm so glad to see your blog again! I wasn't able to see it for a while...kept getting an error message.

Sounds like you're feeling better.

Hope you're able to get around in the blizzard! Or, better yet, hope you get a "snow day!"

shelly said...

Today is the perfect day to just snuggle in and stay home!

Jules said...

Whew! Glad to get to the end of your post and see you are staying in! Keep cozy today. :)

Hazel said...

We got the same amount ,stay home and quilt ,your safety is more important .

StitchinByTheLake said...

You be careful! My sister said she has 18" of snow and even the tractor isn't making headway down her long driveway! blessings, marlene

Val said...

I am glad that you had to stay home. That looks so dangerous and cold out there.

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