Early last week mom was alerted (on Facebook) by a friend that is a meteorologist that the Northeast was going to get a bad snow storm - a significant snow storm was brewing. Our news outlets and the Metro didn't start confirming this significant snow storm until midweek. By midweek everyone was saying that a storm bringing 12-18 inches of snow, coastal flooding for Jersey, and heavy winds will hit the Northeast corridor (D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, and taper off in Boston) on Friday evening and go well into early Sunday morning.
Stores were mobbed on Thursday when mom and I went to Trader Joe's. That was the scene around here before the storm hit. On Friday at lunch my library boss texted me that the library would be closed for Saturday; I was a bit happy about that (even though it means no pay for the library this week) because this week at my full time job had been busy and I wanted to work on my book. I left my full time job at 3:30 PM and the skies were very gray and bleak. Even the Schuylkill River was beginning to freeze over.
You can see a little bit of the ice starting to form.
When I arrived home at 5, I was so happy to see Straight Outta Compton waiting for me. I was glad the pre-ordered DVD arrived before the blizzard.
The snow began at 8 PM on Friday evening. Here are pictures from the beginning of the storm, yesterday's storm, and a picture of the aftermath.
Dad snowplowing our driveway yesterday morning. That is a little less than a foot of snow.
It's half my size!
Yes, Mimi, it is a very snowy Caturday.
Although we have an awning over our back porch, the winds still blew snow onto the porch.
My love struck snowman. Joyce's mom, Barb, gave me a great idea. The snow wasn't the right snow for a snowman, so Joyce and Michele put grapes and a carrot into the snow. I grabbed some Valentine's Day candy and a cheetoh, made my own on a snow pile.
Birdies were walking on our porch. So cool!
Later in the afternoon - tree is half covered.
My love struck snowman is completely covered!
Aftermath this morning at 8 AM.
A lot of things are still closed today. The township didn't really plow last night because of the conditions. Today dad and I will be watching Straight Outta Compton and I will continue to work on my book. Another storm is scheduled for next week. I'm glad winter is finally here.