Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 10.008: Fifty words for snow?

Sure enough, by the time I went to bed last night we had a coating of snow. By the time I was ready to leave for work and the snow was due to be ending, we had about four inches.

Then it kept snowing.

All day.

It turned out that instead of the expected morning "coastal plain change-over to rain will limit accumulations" we ended up with (in the middle of the afternoon) "an ocean enhanced band continues to occasionally produce moderate snowfall and some accumulation"

early morning:

slightly later:

end of the work day:

As you can see in that last picture it was very sticky snow today - it coated everything with a thick white layer by the end of the day. We can add this type of snow to the others we have encountered in the last ten years:

  • The snow that hangs around just like the polystyrene balls used in old Hollywood movies.
  • The snow that blows in your face like needles when it's 0°F.
  • The snow that falls a foot at a time every three days until you worry your roof will collapse.
  • The snow that blows across the road where there's a break in the buildings meaning that that patch of road never gets clear whatever the plows do.
  • The snow that nearly falls on unsuspecting runners underneath a bridge as the plow goes by above.
  • The snow that melts on the floor after the kids come in however thoroughly they tried to avoid it.
  • The snow that amasses in the wheel arches until it scrapes on the front wheels as you turn a corner.
  • The snow that falls out of trees while you're shoveling making you think your kids are throwing snowballs at you.
If you'd like to add to the list or suggest some names for these - feel free to do so in the comments!

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