Snowmageddon 2021

The sky has been sort of teasing us with a few snowflakes for several days. Then, last night, it got serious. By about 6:30 PM there was an accumulation of ten inches in our backyard.

Here is the view of the front of the house after I finished shoveling about 4:30 this afternoon. Barb started the work about 10:30 AM and I had a couple inches to remove from the stairs, sidewalk, and part of the driveway which had accumulated since she did her share.

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So far it looks similar to Snowmageddon 2017 and just a few days later in the month than then.

We are thankful it is nothing like Snowpocalypse 2019.which gave us over 16 inches of snow and nearly canceled our wedding. Interestingly that storm was almost exactly the same days in February as this year.

We’re thinking maybe we should spend the middle weeks of February in Hawaii on the odd number years from now on.

Update 2/14/2021: Barb “played snowplow” this morning and cleaned the driveway and sidewalk again:

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We have now essentially run out of room to put the snow. I’m glad it’s supposed to warm up today and continue with above freezing temperatures through the next few days.

12 thoughts on “Snowmageddon 2021

    • I would agree if they could plow the streets in a reasonable time. Around here it can take days to get to our street.

    • Feet of snow is not that much of a deal in places where you can watch your dog run away for days. Also, in the middle of the continent, the cold, dry air gives you light fluffy dry snow.

      West of the Cascades, where the hilly streets help shed the rainfall down into the rivers and streams, with a few inches of Cascade Concrete snow, that melts a little during the day and refreezes solid at night, you’ll be going Mach 2 by the time you get to the bottom of the hill.

      • The route to our house involves multiple right angle turns, at stop signs, onto streets with fairly steep uphill grades. Unless you are willing to ignore the stop signs you have almost zero momentum when you start up the hill. Plus, you are in the middle of the turn even if you do ignore the stop sign.

        And all that ignores the possibility of a car with tires inappropriate for snow coming down the hill sideways as you are looking for the ruts with the best traction.

      • Springtime in the Rockies is when you get the feet of snow. The 5′ in my driveway was March. I also remember 3′ in May.
        And it is wet, though probably not as wet as Seattle.

  1. Ya. I should have put up an extra cord last summer. Hopefully I’ll make it. If not. One less boomer to feed!

  2. The snow sure accumulates differently across the region – yesterday we had about 2-3 inches in the hills above Monroe, while Woodinville had over 6”. It’s snowing nicely now, but by tomorrow it will all start melting off.

  3. as good an excuse as any. i would.

    never been. people tell me it is nice, always. a bit boring, i should think.

    • I went there just once. It wasn’t boring. The high point for me was walking across the volcanic crater.

      I also thought our visit to the most southern point of the U.S was rather cool. And the Captain Cook monument was special. I meant to blog about both of those but never got around to it.

      • Southern point of the US only if you exclude territories, otherwise it would be American Samoa. I wonder what that’s like.

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