Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Snow is Getting Deeper

       Far Side has a snow stick that she sets up in the fall and it shows the snow all winter. I stuck a stick in the snow the other day to show you how much snow we have now.


The meter stick stuck in the snow on top of a table in my yard

       This area does not usually get a lot of snow. Some winters we have very little snow. We also have chinooks that come through and melt  a lot of snow. This much snow is quite unusual for us. 


That pile of snow really is on top of a table

       So if this wasn't enough snow, we had a major storm come through last night. There were high winds so most of the snow blew around. Visibility, right in town, was close to zero. 


And some English measurement!

      It was a good night to stay in and look out the window.

39 comments:

  1. A measuring stick is a good idea. We have a fair bit of snow here, too but if I stuck a stick in it, Benny would surely think it's for him to play with. It would never last.

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    1. Benny being very bright would certainly use the stick for something else. It's important for a dog to mark his territory!

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  2. We had the same thing. Its -30C tonight and more snow on the way for tomorrow.

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  3. If we had half that here the country would be at a standstill.

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    1. But if we had a quarter of your rain we would see very little land. We have a clay subsoil so no drainage. We are very flat so water doesn't move . We average 14 in of precipitation a year.

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  4. That's a lot of snow! We just get rain haha.. A blessed, peaceful new year to you and yours :)

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    1. Thank you. In spite of all the snow we only get about 14 in. of precipitation a year.

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    1. For 99% of the area it doesn't matter how much snow we get...just roads and a few other spots where the snow is a nuisance.

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  6. The stick in the snow is a good idea. No doubt you can follow much more accurately how much is falling and melting away.

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    1. The snow stick was just for a photo. I'll get my actual measurement of snow from the internet.

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  7. aiyeee aiyee aiyee! That's a lot of snow! But aren't those Chinook winds kinda nice! :) Stay warm and safe Red!

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    1. Chinook winds are fine if they take everything. this year they will just leave a mess. I'll always be warm. Safe ? I'm not so sure!

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  8. You have more snow than me! Yes the cold is headed this way too, wind chill warnings are out through Sunday. It will be calmer back here in the woods but we will stay home:)

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    1. ...And we're getting more snow today. At least it's not so cold..high minus 3 C and now at 9 PM it's about minus 11 or 12.

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  9. Good morning Red,
    I would love to see that much snow, it would be an excuse to take the grandkids sledging, but I agree with Adrian, this country simply couldn't handle it. Meanwhile, I agree, a good time to enjoy the peace and warmth inside. Take care.

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    1. We get a very dry powdery snow. You get wet sloppy snow and that's hard to deal with.

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  10. Brrr! Glad you have electricity. Many homes in northern U.S. are suffering without!

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    1. Our electricity is fairly reliable. Most of our lines are under ground and we don't have the really big trees.

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  11. That is a whole lot of snow, are you still be able to open the frontdoor?

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    1. We get very little drifting snow here but in areas where it drifts some doors would be blocked.

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  12. ILove your measuring stick. I also have one in my yard for I find it interesting to measure each storm. We are being blasted again this morning with a storm that isn't supposed to arrive till 1pm and its been snowing since 7am. YIKES, there's not much room left on my measuring stick. Have a wonderful New Year Red to you and your family :)

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    1. I only used the stick for a photo. I'll get my measurements from the internet. Our news gave us the sad news that you were getting more snow. Thanks for the greetings and I hope you have a very Happy New Year.

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  13. You've had quite the storms. I did the same thing!
    We had 30cm last week, before the melt yesterday. I must go out and check it. Breakfast, first!
    Stay warm!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. Yes, always eat first! I don't like to get thawing. It just makes a mess.I don't have a problem keeping warm. I hope your power stays with you.

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  14. Just before visiting you here, I was looking at Far Side's snow stick. Now you've got a LOT of snow, Red. A snow stick is a good idea for areas like yours. And hers. Glad to see you show up in my feed again. :-)

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    1. Interesting that you don't have to go too far and you will find massive amounts of snow.
      You might be glad to find my feed again but a big weight was lifted off my shoulders once they began again.

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  15. We had 3 days of warm and now wind chill advisory today, I would take a bit of snow just to sled in.

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    1. Snow can come in a hurry so get your sled ready.

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  16. Yes, a nice fire and a cup of hot coffee would be the best way to enjoy this snow.

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    1. The night before I was out to a bonfire with roosting marsh mellows and hot chocolate! The next night is bitterly cold.

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  17. Yep, I just visited Far side's snow stick, too, and now your winter wonderland. We have 38 and fog, but fortunately I can still go outside for a walk.
    Stay safe and warm.

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    1. Above freezing now just makes things miserable. However , I could appreciate 38 F.

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  18. That's a lot of snow! Would you send some down here to us? :-)

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    1. How about if you come here and shovel some of my snow for me? Would that work for you? You will probably get snow soon enough!

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  19. I wish you a fantastic 2014 Red! ;-)
    Gert Jan Hermus
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and I hope you have a fantastic 2014 too,

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  20. I'd rather snow than this frigid cold! How are things out there? Is it freezing?

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