Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A narrow band did this!

This was my view at 4:30 a.m. when I looked out the front door. I was awakened by 45 mile per hour wind gusts rocking the house, bending tree branches. Heavy, wet snow was falling at one inch per hour. The temperature was above freezing, but the snow was so heavy it kept piling up. Electric poles snapped, power lines were down, and resulted in closing all traffic, north and south bound on the major interstate. Electric transformers were exploding in bright blue flashes of light. There are 38,000 homes without electricity. 
 
 At daybreak I stepped outside to photograph this freaky storm. It did look pretty.
 
 
This view out the back window is the snow melting down the window pane as it stuck to the tree branches and shed. Bizarre!  
 

This is my footprint in the 5 inch deep snow.
 
My little plaque expresses exactly how I feel.
 
 
 Now, take a look at the bottom of the black pole. The snow is so heavy it is sliding down the pole in one section.  That is my confused little rose bush. It was 78 degrees just a few days ago. 
 
Look over Bunny Boy's shoulder, spring is apparently around the corner.
 
Friends and family who live twenty miles north didn't see a snowflake. St. Louis was in that narrow band of wild weather which is now heading off to the East. Streets are slushy and kids are out having fun in this mess.
 
 

12 comments:

Bookie said...

I heard you were getting pelted...I did not know how much. You are right, it is pretty. Maybe it won't last long. Here we did not even get the rain. Glad as I have to travel to doctor office this morning. I am thinking of you and hoping that tea pot is brewing and there are cookies in the freezer!!!!!!

Sioux said...

The gods smiled down on me. Whoo hoo! A snow day.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Wow! We got nothing but the cold winds. The dreary skies and my cold toes. Enjoy your nice blanket of pretty snow!

BECKY said...

This is the freaky-ish snow storm I've ever seen. I'm quite a bit west of you, Linda, and I was stunned when I looked outside this morning and saw NOTHING!....Nothing!...while watching the local news/weather and seeing videos of everything you described! And, as usual in our area, it will be in the 60s again in a few days. Crazy!

Val said...

Heh, heh! Snow day #7 for me! But it can't hold a candle to last year's 21.

We had about 6 inches. My husband said his drive to work was treacherous. All gone now, though. And despite our power going off 7 times in 90 minutes, it kept coming back. No harm, no foul.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

It's raining here. Some areas have a tornado warning.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oh, wow. I don't miss that kind of snow at all. (I grew up in New England.) It is pretty, though!

Cathy C. Hall said...

Wow, that's some serious snow, Linda. Gotta admit, I'm not a fan. Give me heat and humidity any day. :-)

Susan Sundwall said...

We've had many a snow storm like this - but not this year. Hardly a flake and we like it that way! Hurry spring.

Connie said...

The weather has been so crazy here too. Snow and no snow, below freezing to temperatures in the high sixties, it just keeps jumping to extremes.

Lynn said...

The snow was beautiful. I went out in my pajamas (underneath my coat of course) and took pictures. But the sound of the branches creaking freaked me out, so I hurried up, snapped and ran.

Happy Anniversary a bit late on your Valentine's marriage.

K9friend said...

From shorts to snow shoes in days. I do think Missouri's weather is more changeable than anywhere else.

Pat
Critter Alley