For my Aussie and Kiwi friends, 36 inches is over 91 cm. The weather guys think we will get between 18 to 25 inches (45 to 63 cm) before the storm is over on Wednesday.
The governor of our state has already declared a State of Emergency, which means if you are not "essential" you stay home. Schools everywhere have been cancelled for Tuesday AND Wednesday.
Snow is expected to fall at a rate of one to three inches AN HOUR, which Mom has never seen before. At that rate, the snowplow guys can't keep up. Not every snowstorm is a blizzard. According to Wikipedia (yes, I looked it up), "a blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 56 km/h (35 mph) and lasting for a prolonged period of time – typically three hours or more." The biggest problem in a blizzard is that you can't see more than a quarter mile ahead of you (400 m), and it can get so bad it is called a "whiteout" which means you can't see anything. So it is unsafe to be on the road, and they want everybody to stay home.
Works for me.
Big problem though, is that those high winds can cause power outages. I do not want that to happen.
IF we have power, and IF we have innernets, I will post pictures of what it looks like outside as the storm progresses. Otherwise... well, let's not think of that.
|this photo was taken Monday morning. It will be interesting to see how much snow there is on Tuesday....|
Update Tuesday AM...
This is what it looks like outside the sewing studio this morning. It is snowing and the wind is blowing it around. It is hard to tell just how much snow we have so far, but it looks to be about six or seven inches (15 - 17 cm). The storm isn't done yet, and we will get more. We are warm and cozy, and Mom is watching the tennis in Oz while also keeping up with the local news. Keep your paws and fingers crossed!