We have had one huge storm system here in WI - a blizzard of proportions that we have not seen in many years. In the words of one weather forecaster, "It was the worst storm this area has ever seen." We had 15" of snow here - more in other areas. It was a record for a 2-day snowfall since 1948. For the first time ever, the UW campus shut down. On the news they had a video of students using cafeteria trays to sled down one of the hills. :<)
It started on Monday, Tuesday the blizzard warnings began and soon everyone started cancelling events and schools started closing and by Wednesday morning the weather conditions were unbelievably bad!
When I went to go outside to see if I could find my car under all the snow that had fallen, to clear the snow off, I could not get the door to the outside to open. It was stuck. I kept trying until I felt it give and when I pushed it open all of this snow on the ground went with it. No wonder it was so difficult to open! :<)
The first thing I saw when I opened the door was that the huge tree that stands right outide the door was covered in heavy wet snow.
This was my car on the right.
Some of the photos have this blue cast to them, I don't know why except that it was early morning and these first photos were not taken in as strong of daylight as later ones. It was 7:15 am when I went outside and 8:45 am when I finished cleaning off my car and shoveling around it so I could walk next to the car to reach the snow. It was very wet and heavy snow and my coat and gloves were soaked through when I was finished.
I cannot remember snow this deep for some many years.
The storm had blown the snow against the side of the building and it stuck to the outside wall by the entry door. The large trees at the corner of the building protected it somewhat or I am sure that this would have been a much larger area - as it was on other parts of the building. The man with the snowblower had been there by now and you can see the narrow path to the door.
He never returned and the parking lot was not plowed at all today - so now the cars that have been cleaned off during the day have to sit there until tomorrow, as no one can go anywhere.
Thanks for stopping by today!
This is my posting for Thursday - I will be back on Friday.