You may have heard that the northeast United States has been hammered with extraordinary amounts of snow this winter, Actually, it’s been only over the past three weeks during which record amounts of snow have been falling, at a pace of two to three storms per week. For example, as of Sunday morning, (and it’s been snowing since), Boston officially recorded 89.7 inches of snow. Our normal snowfall as of this date is historically 28 inches.
The above scene was taken on Sunday afternoon, in front of the house. What you see peeking up through the snow is a lamp, which sits atop a six foot pole. I’m 6’ 2”, and when I have to change a bulb, I need a ladder, just to give you an idea.
To the right is what it looks like under “happier” conditions. I can only imagine what those plants look like today.
With snow banks towering over our heads, there’s no place to put the snow. There’s talk of making up missed school days by cancelling vacations or scheduling classes on Saturdays. The state and most communities have exceeded their entire snow removal budgets. Boston is is investing in megaton snow melting machines. And it’s only mid-February.
For those of you living in warmer climates, feel free to send us photos to warm us up.
But hurry – we’re expecting more snow on Tuesday!
I have been following your weather! We are having early spring on our side of the continent. Lots of rain during the past month – Pineapple Express! Stay safe!
Thansk Rebecca, appreciate the “warm” thoughts! Ed
Seattle broke an official temperature record for the date yesterday…59 degrees. Speaking of plants, they are very confused with our unseasonable weather. The dogwoods are in bloom.
You guys are big national news every evening. These photos tell the story in spades. Pretty amazing event. Hang in there. This too shall pass.
Thanks Prentis. I’ve also read that snow levels in Alaska are down so much that they had to reroute the Iditarod. Hard to say what exactly is going on, but it’s historic. Thanks for the support – and send us some pictures of those dogwoods! 😉 Ed
I don’t know if this makes you feel better Ed, but it was MINUS 20 in Wisconsin today with the wind chill… AND NO SNOW!!!!!!! If it is cold, I want snow! Otherwise, let me be in Florida! Your first photo looks like the top of a gnome’s house perhaps? You have to let your imagination go wild in these times :0)
I can ship you some snow!!