The sky is clear, and the winds have died down since the overnight blizzard. Prodigious snowblowing throughout the immediate neighborhood. The other of us has made it back from his favorite coffee shop, where he enjoyed a full breakfast. Looking forward to a leisurely evening.
From the National Weather Service: The first round of snow has left much of the region with around 5 to 8 inches of snowfall. Snow will continue across mainly southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota into the evening hours, with an additional 5 to 10 inches of snow expected by Friday morning. Blizzard conditions will develop this afternoon along and west of the Red River Valley, continuing into the overnight hours. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected.
When I let the Scampers out before breakfast, they found themselves nearly up to their necks in snow. They are now recovering.
Comfortably tucked in, here, waiting out the storm. It never seems to arrive as horrid as the weather service makes it sound. Well, almost never. So we make preparations and enjoy the time off from having to “do things”. The other of us is sleeping in. ::smile::
Snow overnight and into the day required shoveling the front steps and the driveway. Neighbors blew away the snow on the boulevard sidewalk and leading up to the front steps. Helpful folks on both sides of us.
Snow continued to fall, and so did the temperature, and so the forecast was revised. The snow that has fallen will be staying is my guess. The white of the new snow will reflect the heat upwards, while the brown and green, black asphalt and cleaned sidewalks, streets and roads would have absorbed the heat, encouraging further melting and absorption. Last night or today, or both, the rabbits were running through our yard. There were tracks!
Snow started falling yesterday. I think it is supposed to be done snowing this evening or overnight. If it doesn’t turn to water and flow away as the temperature goes up, again, this may be permanent (for the winter) snow cover.
I must go out, next, to find the fillers for the gazebo eves.