It's been coming down REALLY hard for the last hour and a half. The snow is now at four inches of new, on top of two inches left over from the last snowfall.
I just ran my Jeep Liberty up and down my driveway a bunch of times to flatten it out a bit and see how hard it would be to drive out if I have to leave. (I have a LONG driveway.) No problems there, didn't even need 4WD.
If I'd had problems I would have left the Jeep out by the road and walked back. But, not bad enough yet.
I've got six inches of snow now and it's still coming down, albeit with somewhat less enthusiasm at the moment.
If tomorrow turns out like today I'll have significantly over a foot of snow out there. So much for the three to six inches in the forecast. And the weather report has been making tomorrow out as the big snow day.
First year I was up here I got three-plus *feet* of snow that hung around for six weeks. There's not been a winter like that since. I'm thankful for that.
The snow must have stopped coming down soon after I went to sleep, as I woke up to partly cloudy skies and about six inches on the ground.
Weather report says thirty-seven percent chance of one to three inches more today. But it also says thirty-three percent chance of three to six inches more!
I hope it stays on the smaller end of the scale. I've got enough snow to be pretty, but not enough to be a big problem. I'd like to keep it that way.
Well, I girded my loins (IOW I put on rubber boots and heavy outerwear) and went outside to do the outside things needing doing when there is a lot of snow.
Some of these things I might have to do again tomorrow and again Monday, given the weather forecast, but that's how it goes.
In any case, bundling up and cleaning snow off of things is kind of a sucky adult version of playing in the snow when you were a kid. It is pretty anyway…
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