Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Yet another snowfall
To those of you who live in more northern climes, i'm sure it's no big deal to have a new snow storm roll in before the evidence of the previous one has melted. But to those of us who live in Virginia, it's pretty big news! Especially after we had about one measurable snowfall all last winter. This winter, we've had the big snowstorm on December 19, a few inches of snow on Saturday January 23, 4-6 inches of lovely fluffy snow on Saturday January 31...and then about 5 inches of wet snow last night!
Such an interesting contrast between last Saturday's snow and today's...Saturday's snow was so light and fluffy (the temperatures were quite cold, in the teens and twenties) that i removed it from my steps and walks with a sturdy broom. And had lots of fun blowing it off the driveway with my once-again-functioning snowblower. Today's snow was wet and heavy and had to be shovelled. The fluffy snow was way too dry even for snowballs; today's probably was great for building with, if you didn't mind getting your gloves wet.
And beginning mid-day Friday, we're supposed to get a humdinger of a storm, with anything from 10 inches to several feet of snow predicted, depending on whose forecast you listen to. I'm planning on heading to Petco tomorrow evening on the way home from work to stock up on kitty litter 'cause we're almost out of World's Best and all out of clay litter...and then we should be ready for whatever Mother Nature plans to toss our way!