A late season snowstorm

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Standing in the middle of the main road. Not much traffic out here this afternoon.

Now I'm sure some of you will pooh-pooh a measly 1+ foot snowfall, but this doesn't happen too often in Ohio other than the areas right off of the Great Lakes (lake effect snow).  So when spring is just around the corner and we end up with one of the largest statewide snowstorms ever it merits some mention.  Snow started Friday morning as I went to work and by the time I went home around 4:30 PM we had about 3-5 inches.

Media was going with the round the clock coverage of the white death with the special, super-duper, all-encompassing, kicks the other station's ass radars highlighting the snow we had gotten and all the snow we were set to recieve.  Of course what was funny was that after so many storms went bust this year (a 6" prediction became an inch or two plus rain, another snow event turned into freezing rain) forecasters initially ended up way under the actual totals (most called for 6 inches or so).

Sunset after 12-15" of snow.

What fun to wake up this morning to more than a foot of snow and still more falling from the sky.  Went out to get the pictures about noon and ended up helping several of the clueless folks trying to get places in their cars.  Others had just left cars sitting in the complex parking lot where they had stranded them sometime in the early morning hours.  I wandered around for a bit through snow drifts nearly to my waist as the winds had whipped the snow all over the place.  All storms must come to an end and when the snow stopped around 3 PM, the clouds quickly cleared in the west and the sun returned to the sky.  An amazing sunset reflected off the white surface to end the day.

Now we spring forward tonight and get ready for spring.  Yeah right.  And tomorrow, I get to try to get my car out of its snowy cave.  Should be fun.

o_dog says:
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you got your car out of the snow. Love your description of the sunset. I just can't imagine myself driving in the snow/slick road though ... well, my town never used to the snow. There is joke around the town that it was a good timing that both snowfalls we had this year happened on the weekend; for if the snow fell during the week (even if it's just 1-2") the schools/offices/etc will close because people wouldn't know what to do and instead stay at home ... lol
Posted on: Mar 12, 2008
AtlantaScottyV says:
Looks like Atlanta in the blizzard of 1993! Sure did enjoys those days off from work! I even ran a 10K this morning in the snow flurries in Atlanta. The 'boys' were just about frozen by then end of that 6.2 miles! LOL.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2008
Kramerdude says:
I'll be sure to get my shovel out in the morning. :)
Posted on: Mar 08, 2008
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Standing in the middle of the main…
Standing in the middle of the mai…
Sunset after 12-15 of snow.
Sunset after 12-15" of snow.
Sidewalks partially cleared.
Sidewalks partially cleared.
Snow still flying, wind still whip…
Snow still flying, wind still whi…
Winter wonderland.  But its March…
Winter wonderland. But it's Marc…
Plow coming down the main road out…
Plow coming down the main road ou…
My car is under there somewhere.
My car is under there somewhere.
Snowdrift between cars.
Snowdrift between cars.
Idiot #1
Idiot #1
Cincinnatians dont know how to dr…
Cincinnatians don't know how to d…
Or theres this guy who has inconv…
Or there's this guy who has incon…
Even the plows are having problems…
Even the plows are having problem…
Lots of white stuff.
Lots of white stuff.
Snow Drifts
Snow Drifts
Another post-snowstorm sunset phot…
Another post-snowstorm sunset pho…
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