02 February 2011

Snow Day!

Here in central Iowa, we just caught the edge of the mammoth storm which has paralyzed the Midwest. If the wind would stop blowing, we might be able to get an accurate measurement of snowfall totals, but I'm guessing we got around six inches of the white stuff, on top of the snow we already had on the ground. It's nice to freshen things up a bit. :)

Here's a photo early in the afternoon shortly after the storm began.

A little while later, you could see it starting to accumulate.

And then the wind kicked in. I wish you could see the wind in this photo.



The wind eventually became so strong that it looked like the snow was coming down sideways. You'll just have to take my word for it.
And last night, it looked like we were in the Arctic tundra.

Remind me again: Why do we live in Iowa?

5 comments:

Connie said...

Yes, why DO you live there? It was in the 50's here in Tennessee yesterday! LOL
(It's in the 20's today, but NO SNOW!)

Janet said...

lol Connie, I'm ready to go visit you! Summer or winter, this Iowa weather is the pits!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I dunno, but I think ALL the weather is the pits right now. Here it's freezing (ok, 35 degrees) and no snow. YUCK!

Benita said...

We had sideways snow here, too, so I'll definitely take your word for it :)

Maureen said...

Looks like home! ;)

At least yours doesn't last for months....