Monday, January 2, 2012

Holy Snow Batman!

We knew it was coming eventually!

Outside my front window

Yes, Virginia, It DOES snow sideways!

Jacob is in little boy heaven.  He LOVES the snow!

Even the dogs were running around like crazy fools!
There is a phenomenon where we live called "lake effect" snow.  Basically, when really, really cold air comes either down from the north or from the west it crosses one of the Great Lakes.  The water of the lake is warmer than the air, and this creates what they call lake effect snow.

Basically, what that means is that when it's super cold and windy, and the wind is from the north or west, we get a boatload of snow.  (See above).  And MY house happens to sit at the end of a "snow belt."  If you saw it on a weather map, it would look like a finger reaching across from the lake to directly over MY house.  We live south and west of town, closer to the lake.  So WE can get a foot, and Doug's work, in the city (town), can get 4 inches.

Yes, I'm serious.

So I am going NOWHERE for days.  It's SO cold.  Windchill is probably at zero or below.  I was supposed to go to the dentist today, but this frigid air going straight to my lungs?  No thanks.  Especially after just getting over pneumonia.

So.  What's it like in your neck of the woods??

3 comments:

Shelley said...

Its nowhere near that cold here. We will not get any snow, but it is going to be down to 29 here tonight, high in the 40s tomorrow and then a low of 19 Wednesday morning and low 50s on Wednesday. This is full on cold for us Florida folks. Take care of yourself in that nasty weather.

Joanna said...

Just as snowy - and holy wind gusts batman!!

Patty Ann said...

Oh, our snow is finally melting. I am so glad to have a break, especially as I know that it won't be long and we will have more again. I hope it warms up for you. I hope you feel better!!