Welcome to New England’s idea of the first day of Spring! We are being reminded of who is really in charge. A snow storm is rolling through the area as I write this post, dumping 4-8 inches of fresh snow on our green grass. I took a drive in it this morning for breakfast at McDonald’s and my little SmartCar climbed right up our driveway and onto the street without a single slip. It only took me about 5 minutes to brush the snow off the car. It wasn’t as wet and heavy as predicted so I left a bit for the 3 wipers on the car to handle.
It’s not unusual to get late Winter snow storms here but last week it was in the mid 70s so some let their guard down. Forecasters kept trying to guess what the outcome would be and there were many changes during the week. The last I heard before heading for bed last night was less than an inch of accumulation. Wrong! We got at least 4″-6″ and it’s still snowing at 9:00 a.m..
I’m using some familiar landmarks around the house as comparisons to previous storms. That picnic table in the backyard shows nearly 6″ on its top. There is no wind to speak of so it’s an accurate measurement of the damage done. The roads aren’t bad at all as the plows were out early, anticipating rush hour traffic. The snow is continuing to fall so beware the slippery surface.