Big Snow

Thirteen inches of snow in a 24 hour period breaks a record set 37 years ago. I was awake in the night and looked out to the classic “winter wonderland” scene, everything covered with white. We’ll be locked on our hill for three days at least, as tonight it will freeze – it’s 29 degrees now – and stay below freezing for a couple days.

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to Big Snow

  1. tracybham says:

    Gorgeous pictures, I have never seen real snow like that. Grew up in Alabama, lived in Southern California the rest of my life.

    • Tracy, I lived in SoCal for almost all of my life (3 years in Tucson, AZ) so the move to Portland was a nice switch. This winter, has been exceptionally snowy, however, and with all the hills, Portland doesn’t handle that well.

  2. Jerry House says:

    Stay safe. Stay warm. Make snowmen.

  3. Our show has melted away. Last weekend, we had single-digit temperatures. Yesterday, we hit 48 degrees and it rained. So far, it’s been a very odd Winter: snow, cold, then a warm-up and melting. Hunker down!

    • We were out pulling branches that came down out of our way and assessing the damage. Just a couple of trees, a couple of branches. We’ll cut them up and into yard debris bin they’ll go. Bright and sunny today, but still under freezing.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    It’s La Nina, George. Up and down temperatures, more storms but not as much snow, melting after the snow. We had 4 days where we didn’t get out of the 20s, and could hit 60 today!

    I hope you have plenty of food in the house, Rick. I know you have enough books. As mentioned privately, my brother (also in Portland) walked to the corner and hitchhiked to work yesterday.

  5. absolutely beautiful, as long as you don’t have to go out in it and you have power

    • That’s the truth. We did shovel off the driveway, though we can’t yet drive down the hill (hopefully Monday) and we’ve shaken the snow off some tree branches and shrubs, but that’s it.

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