Sunday, 16 December 2007

The Winter Storm Continues...

What a difference four hours makes. We have had significant hourly snowfall, with a lot of accumulation on the trees in the garden. They are now weighed down by the weight of the snow.

Four about five hours, the snow was coming down at about 5 cm per hour. By 1pm, it was fairly deep.

I missed a photo opportunity when I saw two skiers going down the road ~ by the time I got the camera, they had disappeared.

Update: by evening, we had an estimated 28 cm of snow here in the city. Far short of the 45 cm forecast, but more than enough to keep people busy digging out tomorrow.

The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

We are in the grip of a major winter storm. Last night the forecast was for 45 cm of snow ~ a record amount for the city at this time of year. This morning, we awoke to less than anticipated, but it seems that the worst of the weather is just beginning.

We did venture outside to try to get some photographs, but with near blizzard conditions, it was never going to be easy. We discovered that the snow is deep enough to make walking difficult, as none of the paths have been cleared. They are forecasting 3-4 cm of snow an hour for the next 5-6 hours, with ice pellets and freezing rain to come.

Whilst we were outside, we heard thunder! The weather outside really is frightful, so we headed back indoors as fast as the conditions allowed. Our plans for the rest of the day involve keeping warm and dry and enjoying Sunday lunch.